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Sorry, Republicans: If You’re Not Cutting Spending, You’re Not Cutting Taxes

Sorry, Republicans: If You’re Not Cutting Spending, You’re Not Cutting Taxes

. by Thomas L. Knapp President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders rolled out their new tax plan on November 2. Since all bills must have titles, they’re calling this one “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Republican “tax reform” theatrics have worn thin over  many months of waiting, but I still prefer a more […]

GOP Tax Plan Eliminates BILLIONS In Green Energy Subsidies

GOP Tax Plan Eliminates BILLIONS In Green Energy Subsidies

The GOP’s plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code includes changes to green energy tax subsidies that lawmakers say will save taxpayers billions of dollars every year. … on Facebook and Twitter Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. […]

Tax cut??? Ha!

Tax cut??? Ha!

By George Miller (originally published 9-29-17- needed re-airing and still seems applicable with only minor changes)   My friends are shocked to hear that I do NOT favor a tax cut right now. You may ask why, or maybe you don’t give a #*@)!. But I’ll tell you anyway: A tax cut without spending cuts […]

Re: News Release: Treasurer Chiang, Affordable Housing Advocates to Legislature: Go ‘Big and Bold’ to Address State’s Housing Crisis

Re: News Release: Treasurer Chiang, Affordable Housing Advocates to Legislature: Go ‘Big and Bold’ to Address State’s Housing Crisis

    By George Miller CitizensJournal.us gets scads of press releases from NGO’s, various government agencies, advocacy groups and private companies. We publish most of them, unless they are obvious commercial advertising promotions, advocate unlawful activities, harass people, or impose excessively upon our goodwill. In those cases, we usually simply decline to publish them. But, […]

Let’s get real about the education budget

Let’s get real about the education budget

 .. . By LARRY SAND  . Trump’s proposed budget includes some minor cuts; union leaders launch hyperbolic grenades. Did you know that the Trump/DeVos budget is manifestly cruel to children and catastrophic to public schools? Are you aware that Trump/Devos are planning to slash funding for public schools, and use voucher schemes to funnel taxpayer […]

Where school dollars go to die

Where school dollars go to die

  . . By LARRY SAND  . A new study points fingers at charter schools for malfeasance, but traditional public schools are still by far #1 in wasteful spending. The National Education Association wants you to know that it is very concerned about your pocketbook! The teachers union is touting a brand new study released by the […]

Lawmakers Make Power Play Against Trump Admin On Omnibus

Lawmakers Make Power Play Against Trump Admin On Omnibus

By ROBERT DONACHIE Finance and Health Care Reporter  . Congress expanded funding given to federal agencies President Donald Trump promised to gut by billions of dollars in the newly drafted bi-partisan legislation intended to keep the government from shutting down. The House Appropriations Committee released the 2017 fiscal Omnibus Appropriations bill Monday, a piece of […]

Legislative Democrats Delayed Proposals to Divert Tax Monies Away from Roads Following Public Criticism

Legislative Democrats Delayed Proposals to Divert Tax Monies Away from Roads Following Public Criticism

By Senator Jim Nielsen   Without giving a reason, the majority led budget committee postponed a diversion proposal on Thursday’s agenda to spend a part of the state’s massive $52 billion car and gas tax for restroom repairs at state parks, the purchase of land for animal travel and grants to encourage people to visit […]

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

Local School Districts Gain More Control Over Spending

In 2013 the state of California made a dramatic change in the way schools are funded. Instead of dictating how school districts spend their money, the state shifted much of that decision-making power to the local level. The new system, called the Local Control Funding Formula or LCFF, is designed to funnel education dollars where […]

California Democrats spend significant campaign cash fighting each other because of Prop. 14

California Democrats spend significant campaign cash fighting each other because of Prop. 14

By James Poulos New figures on the November 2016 election cycle showed that Golden State Democrats continued to shell out substantial sums to compete with one another for elective office. Numbers taken from the California Secretary of State, and verified with Cal-Access campaign records, illustrate how the state’s blanket primary system, which pits the top two first-round vote-getters against […]

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