Monthly Archives: November 2012

NY Times: Taxes Lower for Americans Now Compared to 1980s

Today’s New York Times confirms what we’ve been saying all along: Americans pay less in taxes — local, state and federal — as a percentage of their income today than they did during the 1980s when Reagan produced a dramatic cut in taxes and then raised them 11 times. From the story: But in fact,…

What Reagan Revolution?

With the election behind us and in the books and time being short because of the holidays, the Letters to the Editor section of the OC Register has been a great source of amusement of angst-filled conservatives bemoaning a bluer county and a bluer California and America for that matter. My favorite single factoid to…

Allan Bartlett to Join Irvine Finance Commission

Libertarian and conservative media darling Allan Bartlett is getting an appointment to the Irvine City Finance Commission courtesy of council member-elect Christina Shea, according to sources inside Irvine City Hall.  Bartlett runs an investment practice in the city and always seems to show up when the OC press needs a conservative quote for a story.…

Sanchez Knocks Anthem for Proposed 18% Healthcare Insurance Increase

Today’s Los Angeles Times has a page one story about Anthem Blue Cross for a proposed 18 percent rate increase for health insurance that should raise the cackles of our conservative friends who whine about any increase in sales taxes.  For a company that posted profits of more than $2.2 billion last year and $2.6…

Feds seek 8 year prison term for Kindee Durkee

n March, former political campaign treasurer Kindee Durkee plead guilty to embezzling more than $7 million from her clients. Prosecutors on Monday asked that Durkee be sentenced to 97 months in prison, about 8 years.