Tag Archive for Taxes

Pelosi: Lowest taxes since 1950 because of Democrats changes in tax policy

“Despite all their rhetoric, when the time came to support lower taxes for 98 percent of Americans, Republicans in Congress voted ‘no.’ Not a single Republican voted for tax relief, even in the midst of the greatest recession since Herbert Hoover that they created through the policies of the Bush Administration. By siding with Wall Street, Big Banks, and special interests, Congressional Republicans threaten to reverse this progress and return us to an era of devastating job losses, fiscal irresponsibility, and financial chaos.

State Legislative Leaders Announce Reform Package

Maybe something good is happening in Sacramento. Well, it is possible. Stranger things have happened; this is, after all, California. Much of this is what people have been asking for. Much of it is common sense. Much of it is likely to stir up a hornet’s nest. It will be interesting to see how much…

Dirty Water in Tustin

The New York Times reported today that about 20 percent of the nation’s water supply is dirty, and while the story certainly gets to the cleanliness of the water, there’s a different kind of dirty water story in Tustin where the Republican city council majority is in a quandry.  They need the vote of Democratic…

The Governor Owes Back Taxes

Well, well well. Owing back taxes is no longer than exclusive domain of Obama administration appointees.

California Governor Arnold Scwarzenegger appears to owe tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes according to documents filed in LA Superior Court. In all, the Governator owes nearly $80,000. See the court filings here.

What Reagan said to schoolkids in 1988

HT to our friends at MediaMatters.org, an organization that does an outstanding job of fact-checking the right wing.  With the president’s to school kids on the importance of staying in school (stuff you heard from yours parents when you were in school and what you tell your kids today) being politicized by the right wing…

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…