Tag Archive for Taxes

Santorum Pulls Out; Romney Hides Tax Returns

Two pieces of Republican news.  Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has pulled out (insert your own joke here) of the GOP Presidential race and has “suspended” his campaign.  One can surmise that Santorum mightnot be able to recover losing his home state to Republican front runner Mitt Romney. Read details of Santorum’s pull out here.…

Kelly Thomas No Longer Focal Point of Fullerton Recall

The deadline for turning in more than 10,500+ valid signatures looms before the FullertonRecall group seeking to oust three conservative members of the Fullerton City Council, but the Voice of OC reported today that the Kelly Thomas beating death, which prompted the action, is no longer the focus of the recall effort.  And while Kelly’s…

Don’t Let Facts Get in the Way of Changing Your Mind

“I glanced through the stuff you gave me. While I did not fact check it…or even finish it, I do not believe that it contains all of the governmental fees, taxes on corporations, import, export, excise, permitting…etc, etc, etc…that all gets passed along to us. You may be right about state and federal income tax rates, but the statistics that I have seen indicate that 50% of the GDP goes to government ultimately in one form or another.

NY Times: Taxing Junk Food to Save Lives and Money

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The Sunday New York Times ran this story on how taxing junk food and soda pop could significantly reduce the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among Americans.  And by taxing junk food, not only would we reduce these serious health risks but at the same time, be able to raise revenues and save lives. …

Yes, You Are Paying Lower Taxes

Folks are always surprised to learn that I have a coordial relationship with Chris Thompson, who blogs for the Friends for Fullerton’s Future web site and is a school board member in Fullerton.  We don’t agree on a lot, but we have coordial conversations that are issues-based without the venom that so often personalizes and…