Tag Archive for California

Orange County Republicans Shed Crocodile Tears Over the Effects of Prop 13 on Local Cities

Republican crocodile tears flowed this weekend in Orange County as a group of city officials called F.I.S.T. – “Fight Insane State Theft” – comprised of 14 Orange County mayors and 42 city council members, nearly all of them Republicans – protested Republican Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to take away billions in state property tax revenue from…

Will Texas Secede from the Union?

Back in 2004, when George W. Bush won the smallest precentage victory for the re-election of a president in wartime, HBO host Bill Maher had a commentary on Real Time where he used a phrase to descrive the South, “Upon further review, you can go.” making a reference to the South’s attempt to secede from the…

Democrats Should Be Joining the Tea Parties

Democrats are responding to the growing nationwide phenomena of anti-tax “tea parties” protests by mocking them and by pointing out that they are prompted and run by right-wing organizations. Neither response is a winning political strategy. It is pure political stupidity — and bad economic policy — for Democrats to treat the tax protests with derision…