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A counterpart to the biblical adage that the poor will always be with us is the notion that the rich will always be one tax hike away from leaving us. That's the foundation stone, after all, of the argument against raising taxes on "job creators" and...
Tags: Jerry Brown, Tiger Woods, Talk Shows (genre), Taxation, Politics
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown's tax proposal is terrible public policy. Plain and simple. But it offers the only plausible path to rescuing California schools from more painful budget slashing. So it's not so simple. Politics is the art of the...
Tags: Jerry Brown, Elections, Income Tax, Taxation, Regional Authority
Whoever wins the presidential election in November will confront urgent problems: Should tax cuts scheduled to expire be renewed? Should federal spending be cut to reduce the deficit or would that weaken an already lackluster economy? After one of the...
How the federal debt would look in terms of a household Editor: The information below cuts thru political hype and helps put things into perspective. Let's remove eight zeros from the federal figures and pretend it's a household budget: U.S. Tax...
In recent years, California's education budget has taken more than $20 billion in cuts. Anyone who claims wasteful spending is the only problem isn't seeing the entire picture. We have a revenue problem too. According to Education Weekly, California...
Under the Maryland Dream Act, students who want to attend our community colleges or public universities at the in-state tuition rate must have attended a Maryland high school for at least three years. They must prove that their families filed state income...
It's been a tough several years, and things may be easing, if only a little. Or maybe we're just getting used to it. The news that Harford County Executive David R. Craig is proposing a 4 percent pay raise for county government employees, sheriff's...
Tags: Realty, Politics, Taxation, Values, Religion and Belief
With absolute certainty, I am prepared a month before the election to predict the outcome in California: President Obama will carry the nation's largest state and Democrats will maintain dominance in both houses of the state Legislature. Of course...
Tags: Elections, PTA, Punishment, Taxation, Politics
CNNMitt Romney's Friday release of some tax documents came after months of pressure on the Republican candidate to make public more of his financial picture. Republicans urging further release hoped additional documents would put the issue of what Romney...
FOX40 NewsIf you talk with the “Yes on 38” campaign, they will tell you that your tax dollars will go towards educating children not towards Sacramento, but critics argue that Californians are already taxed enough. By voting for Proposition 38, you&...
Tags: Elections, Politics, Income Tax, Taxation, Personal Income
It's the kind of education news that never makes headlines: Dozens of teachers and principals from both charter and district-run schools across the Southland gathered last weekend at Loyola Marymount University to talk about what's working in their...
For the past several years, I have been involved with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat’s clientele are people who are on the lower end of the income spectrum. One of the things that has really impressed me has been just how hard many of these folks...
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