OPINION: To offer real public assistance, cut taxes

Supporters of a $45 million Los Angeles plan to buy 2,200 new electric buses recently celebrated the announcement of a contract that will create jobs for minorities and ex-convicts, writes Susan Shelley in the Los Angeles Daily News. However, because the plan is financed with sales tax increases, Shelley questions whether tax increases are actually a good way to create jobs given the burdens they impose on the economy overall.

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