California Commentary

August 24, 2014
Jon Coupal's picture

Just last month, this column noted that the professional political class harbors great hostility toward the tools of direct democracy -- the powers of initiative, referendum and recall. These are effective tools to control an indolent or corrupt legislature.  Read more >>

  • August 22, 2014

    Board of Equalization Member Michelle Steel writes in the Orange County Register that state regulators plan to implement a hidden tax increase on gas beginning in January. Steel urges legislators to stop this tax increase, noting California already has the nation's highest gas taxes.

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  • August 21, 2014

    A new study by the Tax Foundation has found California ranks near the bottom in purchasing power, reports the Orange County Register. Other states where money does not go far include New York, New Jersey and Hawaii, while people in Mississippi, Arkansas, South Dakota, Alabama and Missouri enjoy the ability to receive stronger-than-average value for their dollars.

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  • August 20, 2014

    Board of Equalization Member George Runner writes in the Ceres Courier that the Proposition 30 tax increase has cost jobs and hurt California's economic competitiveness. Runner points out many states with lower tax rates have outperformed California in job creation while unemployment here remains the fifth highest in the nation.

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California taxpayers are already paying some of the nation's highest taxes. You can help us fight back! Make a donation to the "No New Taxes" Committee, a project of the HJTA. Then contact your legislators in Sacramento and tell them "No New Taxes!"


This video from CBS 13 in Sacramento explains why. Click here to watch.