More Tax Hikes for Californians.. They raising Taxes and Fees on anything they can think of.
More than two dozen bills introduced in the current session, takes aim at Californians' pocketbooks.
Taxes, fees or other charges are proposed for soda pop and sweet tea drinkers, motorists, gun owners and people who frequent strip clubs, buy prepaid cellular phone minutes, or use paper or plastic shopping bags.
Businesses are targeted by proposals ranging from an oil severance tax to a manufacturers fee for mattress recycling, and a crackdown on firms that avoid property tax reassessments after ownership changes.
"It doesn't surprise us at all," Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, said of the numerous bills. "Our elected political class has an insatiable appetite for even more money." http://www.sacbee.com/2013/03/18/...rylink=cpy
They tell you how the survey was engineered to produce that result right off the bat: they discarded results from California that disproved their assertions.
To construct this list, Forbes gathered data from Moody’s Analytics on the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. We then ranked the cities according to recent and expected job growth, current unemployment rate, and current and expected per-capita income. We threw out cities with high unemployment rates or that are clearly rebounding from severe economic distress, such as Stockton, Calif., which came in first on 2012 job growth at 3.7% but still sports a 14% unemployment rate. We also gave increased weight to areas with high and growing per-capita incomes, to avoid steering people to cities that are adding lots of low-wage jobs. A description of the methodology is here
I don't think experience really matters for a president. My point is that you can't really use his own words from 4 years ago against him.
1.20.2009 - The end of one error, and the beginning of another
Yes, I thought that was ridiculous. First, they don't explain the rationale behind discarding strong growth in high-unemployment areas. Second, they implicitly punish areas that are in recovery by penalizing them for their economic distress *and* for recovering from that distress.
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