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Why you may be paying more income tax than you should

Why you may be paying more income tax than you should

Youssef Benzarti, University of California, Los Angeles Springtime brings many things, from proverbial showers to birds chirping and warmer weather. It also signals tax season is upon us once more. Every year 140 million U.S. taxpayers spend countless hours gathering receipts and statements, filling out a variety of schedules and forms and submitting their 1040s […]

Income Tax: No Honor Among Thieves

Income Tax: No Honor Among Thieves

. By Thomas L. Knapp Former US congressman (and presidential candidate) Ron Paul kept a placard on his desk reading “don’t steal — the government hates competition.” Unfortunately for taxpayers, that competition is getting more frequent and more bold. According to US News and World Report, nearly a quarter of a million taxpayers filed affidavits […]

Teachers Union Hits Taxpayers with ‘Money Club’ Again

Teachers Union Hits Taxpayers with ‘Money Club’ Again

CA Controller’s December Cash Report Shows Revenues Surpass Estimates by $381.7 Million

CA Controller’s December Cash Report Shows Revenues Surpass Estimates by $381.7 Million

Yellen Takes Off Training Wheels

Yellen Takes Off Training Wheels

By Chip Bok Bokbluster.com   Janet Yellen took the training wheels off the economy on Wednesday. After seven years of near zero percent interest rates, the Fed hiked rates a quarter percent. Meanwhile, Congress passed a 2,000 page,  1.2 trillion dollar budget. That tacked another 157 billion onto the 18.5 trillion dollar national debt. Yellen On Friday the Dow […]

The Donald Evolves

The Donald Evolves

California: Tax Hikes Loom for 2016 Ballot

California:  Tax Hikes Loom for 2016 Ballot

Although it may seem far in the distant future, symptoms there has been a great deal of speculation regarding what ballot propositions might appear on the 2016 General Election ballot in California. Focusing on just those proposals having the potential for real harm to taxpayers, here is our short list: SALES AND INCOME TAX EXTENSION […]

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Sharpton in-Hagel out

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Sharpton in-Hagel out

Chip Bok, Bokbluster.com     December 3, 2014      Just another day at the White House. Al Sharpton – in, Chuck Hagel – out. Hagel was hired as Secretary of Defense because he’s a Republican who shared Obama’s views on ending war. Things went south for Hagel when he proved unable to end war and begin war with ISIS at […]