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The Bankers’ “Power Revolution”: How the Government Got Shackled by Debt

The Bankers’ “Power Revolution”:  How the Government Got Shackled by Debt

    by Ellen Brown This article is excerpted from my new book Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, available in paperback June 1. The U.S. federal debt has more than doubled since the 2008 financial crisis, shooting up from $9.4 trillion in mid-2008 to over $22 trillion in April 2019. The debt […]

Could Too Many Taxes Turn This Blue State Red?

Could Too Many Taxes Turn This Blue State Red?

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Two Republicans, Assemblymen Mayes and Cunningham have just voted to raise taxes (they called it a fee) on batteries.  Their vote confuses folks who thought the GOP was the low tax Party.  Both also voted for cap and trade, raising your gas tax up to 72 […]

Santa Paula: To BID or Not To BID

Santa Paula: To BID or Not To BID

By Sheryl Hamlin On May 29, 2019 the Santa Paula City Council held a special meeting to discuss the formation of a Business Improvement District (BID) in Santa Paula. Mayor Garman and Council Member Juarez recused themselves due to property conflicts. A BID is simply an area, called a district, where an assessment is levied […]

Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13!

Immediate Action Needed! Call the Capitol to protect Proposition 13!

ACTION ALERT: We need every HJTA member to oppose Assembly Constitutional Amendment 1, which attacks Proposition 13 by making it easier to raise taxes. ACA 1 cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee last week, and is now awaiting a Floor vote. Unlike previous committee votes, and per Proposition 13, passage on the Assembly floor requires a two-thirds vote.Communicating […]

Three T’s | Tea Party, Taxes, Trump

Three T’s | Tea Party, Taxes, Trump

by Deborah Baber Savalla Three days before the 2019 April 15th  IRS deadline for filing Federal Income taxes,  119,427,000 people had sent his/her returns to the IRS. Two days later on April 15th the Thousand Oaks Tea Party rallied at the local post office! Theirs was a reprise of the National Tea Party’s “call to […]

Action Alert Update – SCA 5 narrowly approved, but moving forward

Action Alert Update – SCA 5 narrowly approved, but moving forward

Earlier this week, we sent out an Action Alert asking all HJTA members to call lawmakers on the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, urging them to oppose Senate Constitutional Amendment 5. This measure would make it easier to pass tax increases by cutting the vote needed to approve education parcel taxes from the current two-thirds […]

CAGW—Citizens Against Government Waste

CAGW—Citizens Against Government Waste

    By Sigrid Weidenweber Most of us have heard, many times, how government institutions and offices have wasted and, yes, allowed larcenous people to defraud Medicare, Welfare, Social Security, Healthcare and any other number of government-administered programs. Add to that the waste occurring in the military, in Congress and any other program funded with […]

Democrats Have Convinced A Majority Of Americans That Trump Didn’t Cut Their Taxes. They’re Wrong

Democrats Have Convinced A Majority Of Americans That Trump Didn’t Cut Their Taxes. They’re Wrong

Mary Margaret Olohan | Reporter   Fewer than one in ten American taxpayers got a tax increase this year, but a New York Times survey reveals that many Americans believe they did not get tax cuts because of Democratic misrepresentation. The New York Times conducted a survey through Survey Monkey in early April that found […]

The Government is Hard at Work Keeping Tax Preparation Complicated and Expensive

The Government is Hard at Work Keeping Tax Preparation Complicated and Expensive

  by Thomas L. Knapp “Congressional Democrats and Republicans,” reports ProPublica, “are moving to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic tax filing system.” Specifically, the  House Ways and Means Committee just advanced a bill perversely called the “Taxpayers First Act.”  If passed by Congress and signed into law, it would become illegal […]

Politicians Look to Grab More Money – While Passing on the Costs to You

Politicians Look to Grab More Money – While Passing on the Costs to You

    By Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) Another day, another scramble for more tax revenue in California.   Although state budget reserves have grown to a record high of more than $15 billion, according to Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA), new tax proposals keep popping up in Sacramento. Two proposals to raise existing taxes and expand […]

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