Tag Archive for "Fiscal Responsibility"

A Simple Allegory About Taxes Using Beer

  Maybe people will understand Obama’s proposed tax system better if I use beer instead of taxes. Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100 and if they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The…
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Conservative Voter Guide (Part 3) – Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association – California Initiatives

Here is the third in our series of voter guides, this time put together for by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.  Once again, these recommendations do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Thinking Right Blog.   Prop. 30: Income and sales tax increase 7.05.2012 | INITIATIVES Raises California’s base sales tax from 7.25% to 7.5% for…
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Tomorrow’s Obama/Romney Debates Could Determine Presidency

Tomorrow night could mean everything to this Presidential election, or it could mean nothing at all.  Polls around the country have this race in an absolute deadlock (those polls not using the faulty modeling from 2008) and so tonight could mean everything.  Jimmy Carter was leading Reagan going into the debates and was swept out…
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Prop 32 Most Important Ballot Initiative In California – EVER

Apparently simple on its face, Proposition 32 does three simple things: 1)  bans direct corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates; 2)  bans contributions by government contractors to the politicians who control contracts awarded to them; and 3)  bans automatic deductions by corporations, unions, and government of employees’ wages to be used for…
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What is the Biggest Problem Facing America Today?

Image Courtesy of The American   Ask three people this question and you will undoubtedly get at least 3 different answers. One answer might be Iran developing a nuclear bomb; another might be Islamic Terrorists; and a third might be the growing tensions in the Middle-east. I think the biggest problem facing American today is…
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What Is The Proper Role of Government?

This will be the first edition of point/counterpoint where one side of the political spectrum will debate with someone from the other side.  In this first edition, Geoff Willis presents the “Point”  while Deborah Rosenthal presents the “Counterpoint.” POINT – The Constitution Protects The Power Of The People FROM the Government, It Does Not Create…
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Romney’s Positions Clear And Detailed – Where Is ANY Detail From Obama?

  Sparking the idea to write this story was an animated discussion I had with commenter Gil Moran on the story about Obama’s acceptance speech (acceptance speech story) in which I was challenged to show ANY detail on Romney’s position.  Now I find this ironic because every time I ask a question about Obama it seems…
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When You Need A Helping Hand

  To understand why I chose this title you need to know a little of my background. I was born during The Great Depression and am the youngest of six boys. My father had been diagnosed with an advanced case of tuberculosis, been hospitalized for many months in various sanitariums in the Los Angeles basin,…
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Frank Ury’s Lack of Candor With GOP Central Committee Leads to Reversal of Endorsement

Reprinted With Permission Of OCPolitical (OcPolitical) [The comments to that post include a response from Mayor Ury] By Greg Woodard I currently am the only member on the Central Committee from Mission Viejo. We have four conservatives running for two spots. Consequently, I’m recommending we vote no endorsement for any candidate, and let the Mission…
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Rampant Arrogance and Intentional Abuse Of Power By Local Government

Burgeoning public pensions, employees that often can’t be terminated even when they are in jail with felony charges pending and wages 44% higher on average than their private sector counterparts (study) are only a few of the factors that began raising eyebrows a decade ago and now have taxpayers outright challenging the too rapid growth…
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Chicago Teachers Strike Highlights Need To Disband Public Unions

Photo By Dennis Rodkin, Exclusive to Thinking Right   Polling efforts throughout California show that for the first time in history the public doubts the veracity of teacher claims that education is underfunded.  (August 2012 polls)  “Californians are willing to spend money in order to protect their schools from spending cuts. But they also believe…
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Liberals – When WILL the Economy Be Obama’s Fault?

A disturbing trend has emerged in the blogosphere, in other media and in the country in general where the left simply refuses to answer very simple questions.  Today I was involved in a very animated discussion with a bright and (usually) articulate friend who claimed that we were still suffering through problems created by Bush…
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