Tag Archive for Taxes

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…

Pelosi on Tax Relief for Middle Class

Pelosi on Tax Day: Millions of Americans Will See Tax Cuts This Year Thanks to Economic Plan of Congress and Obama Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Tax Day. “Millions of Americans will see their taxes cut this year thanks to the economic plan of the New Direction Congress and President…

Taxation without Representation in CD-48

I recieved this in an email from Irvine Councilwoman and candidate for Congress Beth Krom. Dear Dan, Today, hundreds of thousands of hard-working people in the 48th Congressional District are filing their tax returns, sending hundreds of millions of dollars to fill the federal coffers in Washington. While everyone hates paying taxes, the fact is…

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…