Surprising Veto by Jerry Brown – SB 469

B-Daddy B-Daddy 6 Comments

I was alerted by a tweet from my councilmember Lorie Zapf that Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed the anti-Walmart legislation sponsored by Juan Vargas, SB-469. Despite any rhetoric to the contrary, this bill was designed to make it harder for cities to approve Walmart supercenters that sell groceries, in direct competition with the largely unionized grocers like Ralphs, Vons and …

Big Sister Christine Kehoe is Watching You… Sit in Traffic on the I-5 and Loves It!

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 7 Comments

When State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) is not plucking the petals from a rose a to determine whether or not she should run for Mayor, she seems content to bungle up traffic on the 5 freeway in north San Diego City and County. Car accidents are proving to be the old-fashioned way to mess up traffic. Nowadays you can …

Walmart San Diego – Labor’s Flawed Logic

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Lorena Gonzales makes some absurd arguments in today’s U-T editorial section on the law to block WalMart from setting up “big boxes” that sell groceries without a special economic impact analysis that no other business is subject to. Here is the core of her argument, Superstores have unknown and potentially economic impact, so they should be required to submit to …

SD CC WILL repeal Walmart superstore ban

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 2 Comments

PREDICTION: SD City Council will repeal Wal-Mart superstore ban! But I’m getting ahead of my self. Since I posted my press release on on SDRostra concerning the San Diego Wal-Mart referendum petition drive, I’ve done a bit more research on the referendum time line. Wal-Mart needs only 31,029 valid signatures. After the petitions are submitted (they MUST be submitted by …

Liberal economist lauds Wal-Mart effects

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 9 Comments

Rostra commenter “Gwendolyn” and I have exchanged acerbic comments here on the Wal-Mart ban. Naturally, she cited labor union/left wing “studies” intended to show how evil Wal-Mart is. Of course, I could counter with free market-friendly website rebuttals. But I don’t have to. Instead, let’s go to an impartial source — a leading economist in the Obama administration who has …

Wal-Mart going to San Diego ballot?

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 2 Comments

Posted on my blog: http://Walmart-SanDiego.notlong.com Is the San Diego Wal-Mart superstore ban going to the ballot? by Richard Rider 4 December, 2010 The San Diego Union-Tribune (the U-T) is doing a survey on San Diego’s new Wal-Mart ban. Normally I’m not too interested in such unscientific polls, but this one might affect Wal-Mart’s decision to go to the voters via …