In the ‘80s, a punk rock band, The Clash, had a catchy little hit entitled, “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” As Californians start a new decade, many are asking themselves the same thing. For a few, the decision to leave is easy because of better job opportunities or the desire to escape California’s…
There is little doubt that California taxpayers are under attack from all sides. Our elected leadership continues to burden both businesses and homeowners with an endless array of regulations and taxes. It is little wonder why there has been a significant uptick in outmigration by both businesses and individuals from California. That is why it…
There is little debate that California is a harsh, anti-taxpayer environment ruled by a tax-happy majority party. However, in this super-partisan environment that grips both California and the entire nation, it is important to point out when our political adversaries do something positive.
Democrats get SLAPP’d for First Amendment Violation By – Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
Democrats pay lip service to the First Amendment and claim to encourage political engagement but, in reality, their desire is to silence all views but their own. Last month, a Court of Appeal made them pay for their hypocrisy.
Water Tax and Now Vacancy Taxes – California’s Latest Crazy Idea By – Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
I have recounted how ideas coming from California’s progressive politicians are not just destructive, but also how most result in outcomes diametrically opposite of what the left actually thinks they will have. Examples of this phenomenon are legion.
Dear Dan: You may recall from our last President’s Circle update that we predicted very rough waters for California taxpayers after the November election. Regrettably, we were right. Sacramento politicians are now trying to outdo each other in conjuring up new ways to tax California homeowners, citizen taxpayers and businesses both large and small. And,…
The New Year Brings New Challenges for Taxpayers By – Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
“There are better things ahead than any we leave behind,” wrote author C.S. Lewis, one of the many thoughts about how a New Year brings hope. As great as Lewis was, he wasn’t a California taxpayer in 2019.
Proposition 10 Goes Down in Flames! By – Jon Coupal, President of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
This [month], Californians saw several taxpayer threats on the ballot, not the least of which was Proposition 10, titled “Local Rent Control Initiative.” This measure would have opened the floodgates to big government bureaucracies, burdensome regulations and a loss of property rights.