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More Pain at the Pump

More Pain at the Pump

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California Is Not Disneyland

California Is Not Disneyland

   

California Motorists ‘Don’t Get No Respect’

California Motorists ‘Don’t Get No Respect’

   

Excessive Traffic Tickets: Hurting the Middle Class Again

Excessive Traffic Tickets: Hurting the Middle Class Again

By Jon Coupal Even good drivers get an occasional ticket. But in the last several years, cialis there has been a perverse incentive for eagle-eyed enforcement officers to issue even more citations. We are now discovering that California drivers are a goldmine for government by the imposition of traffic fines that are absurdly excessive. As […]

Minimum Wage Hikes Hurt the Economy and the Poor

Minimum Wage Hikes Hurt the Economy and the Poor

By Jon Coupal California has raised its minimum wage four times over the past 13 years, cure with each increase outpacing the federal minimum wage. California’s current minimum wage is 138% of the federal level, cure and with the impending statewide increase mandated by current law in 2016, California will have the highest minimum wage […]

Look for the Union Label–Pulling the political strings

Look for the Union Label–Pulling the political strings

By Jon Coupal Because of Proposition 13, abortion the unions representing California’s government employees — employees that are the highest paid in all 50 states according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — have a huge stake in who is elected to the state Legislature. While most Californians are aware that Proposition 13 limits increases […]

Taking It Out on the Little Guy

Taking It Out on the Little Guy

By Jon Coupal Gov. Jerry Brown has declared that opposition to efforts to reduce carbon emissions “borders on the immoral.” Hesitate though we might to debate Brown, troche a former Jesuit seminarian, online on the nature of divine law, we have to question the “morality” of forcing working California motorists to bear the brunt of […]

Whether Politicians Like It or Not Gasoline Is California’s Life Blood

Whether Politicians Like It or Not Gasoline Is California’s Life Blood

By Jon Coupal The Field Poll reports that for the first time in seven years more California voters believe the state is moving in the right direction (50%) than feel it is on the wrong track (41%). Those living in coastal California are much more likely to have a positive outlook on our state’s future […]

People Believe That Government Wastes Money Because It Does

People Believe That Government Wastes Money Because It Does

By Jon Coupal According to a 2014 Gallup poll, see Americans believe that their state government wastes 42 cents of every tax dollar. However, here in California, the political elite dismiss citizens’ widespread concerns about waste and, instead, complain that the taxes they collect from beleaguered taxpayers are not enough. This complaint is hard to […]

Knee Jerk Tax Hikes

Knee Jerk Tax Hikes

By Jon Coupal For the second time in as many weeks Californians got the news that Sacramento politicians are proposing yet another big tax hike. The truth is that new taxes would never be required were it not for Sacramento’s mismanagement of existing tax dollars. Last week, order it was the proposal to deal with […]