Walter Cronkite is rolling over in his grave after SDCTA Breakfast Forum

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Five people who have a lot to do with the news you read, hear and see on a daily basis in San Diego got up early to talk about the role of news media organizations as advocates. What they had to say may surprise you… especially if you’re still living in the era of Walter Cronkite. The San Diego County …

Rider on Fox Business News network

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Today I did segment on the national Fox Business News network. We dealt with the new California budget, and the planned tax increases. I think it went well. Governor Brown likely would not concur with this assertion — he took a bit of a beating in the interview.  Well deserved, of course. It airs TONIGHT after 6 PM Pacific time. …

Economic Lessons for California from North AND South Dakota

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North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 3.5%. Ten counties in ND have less than 2% unemployment. They have an oil and gas extraction boom going on, though their low unemployment rate predates that growth in oil and gas jobs. Critics like to claim that ND is having a temporary boom that will shortly be followed …

Top five CA 2012 state tax increase props — egad!!

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Here’s a link to an excellent summary of the main CA 2012 state tax increase initiatives currently in play, backed by money, but far from ballot qualified. Tip of the hat to the “Fox and Hounds” website, run by x-HJTA Grand Poobah Joel Fox. The piece is written by Joe Mathews, a frequent opponent of mine on issues. But, like …

Governor Brown’s proposal to raise our taxes without any spending controls

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Regarding Governor’s Brown proposal for a ballot measure to bring in more revenue by increasing taxes, Steve Greenhut’s take is worth reading. Arguments about whether this is truly needed aside, I don’t see any safeguards in the measure that would control spending. First, as we know, salaries are the biggest drain on the budget. How will this measure control the …

How about a healthy serving of pork for Thanksgiving?

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In Poland it’s called “election sausage” In the Czech Republic, it’s known as “goulash.” It’s called “sweetener” in the UK. In the USA, we call it pork. But everywhere including on San Diego Rostra it means government waste and it’s a turkey for taxpayers no matter how you slice it. We serve up plenty of pork around here. Now the …