Just Say “No” to the California Tax Hike Industry

Successful Californians must pay over 50% of their income at the top marginal rates in state and federal income taxes.  That’s right – Obama’s tax hike created a 39% top Federal income tax bracket, and combined with California’s top of the nation 13% plus, our state’s most successful citizens aren’t working for themselves anymore, they are working for the government when they hit the top brackets.

But the “California Tax Hike Industry” isn’t satisfied.  In the upcoming election, they want even more taxes.  They want to keep California’s sales and income taxes the highest in the nation by urging voters to vote “Yes” on Proposition 55.  They want even more “consumption” taxes on cigarettes by urging a “Yes” vote on Proposition 56.  And more sinisterly, the California Tax Hike Industry has qualified about 200 local measures that ask voters to raise their property taxes (“for the kids”taxes but really for the California Teachers Association who already benefit from high wages and great pension plans), raise and extend sales taxes (claiming the funds will fix roads, roads that should have been fixed in the first place but for overpaying civil servants and overly generous pensions), raise hotel taxes, raise parcel taxes, you name it, the professional tax raisers are really at it in this election.

Californians must simply say “No” to all these taxes!

Californians are already among the most heavily taxed citizens in the nation.  Should Prop. 55 pass, that will continue, and things will only get worse should all the other local tax measures pass, driving up local sales taxes and property taxes even higher.  Already considered an inhospitable place for businesses to locate and for successful people to live in (other than for the fine weather and lifestyle – if you can afford it), all these new taxes will guarantee that California continues to have the highest poverty rate in the nation, as it has for the last two years, when cost-of-living is factored.  And can you imagine what successful people in California (the people who create jobs) will pay in taxes if Hillary Clinton is elected, and hikes yet again the Federal marginal tax rate above the Obama levels?

In the upcoming election, we may not have clear choices on many of the candidates on the ballot, but one thing is for sure: the last thing California needs is more taxes!!  Just say “No” to them!!

“Middle Class Crushed in Hillary Clinton’s America” – New Trump TV Ad – see VIDEO here!

“Two Americas – Economy” – New TV advertisement from Trump for President.  See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4obk0P2YCFg&feature=youtu.be

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Trump releases first TV ad with near $5 million buy in battleground states – see it here!

The Trump campaign has just spent nearly $5 million on its first television advertisement of the campaign focusing on immigration, a major issue for Trump.  The advertisement will start airing immediately and for the next ten days in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida.  You can see it here:

Click: Trump immigration reform TV commercial

 

Trump Up +2 in Rasmussen Poll, 50% disapprove Obama

The polls this season have been as much a seesaw as the Presidential campaign itself.  Of course – because the polls reflect the changing dynamics of voter attitudes; and the polls are showing Donald Trump is trending back into the lead of the race right now.  On Friday July 8, the highly respected Rasmussen Reports released their new poll showing Trump at 40% nationwide, followed by Clinton at 38% and the third-party candidate, Johnson at 9%.   While the poll has a margin of error of 3%, it suggests Trump is trending back towards the first place position in the race and that Clinton’s prior weeks’ leads have been erased, perhaps because of negative reaction to the recent disclosures of mishandling of sensitive national security information regarding her email scandal.

Rasmussen also reported a decline in President Obama’s job approval, with 50% of the public now disapproving his actions as President and 49% approving.  Polling occurred July 5-7 and before the tragic police shootings in Dallas so public opinion of Obama on that is not reflected in the latest Rasmussen Report, but the disapproval rate on Obama is consistent with an Economist poll taken July 2-4 showing Obama had a 51% job disapproval rate and a 45% approval rate.4_p063016ps-0515

California Trump Delegates to Meet

California’s delegates and alternates to the next Republican National Convention, all of whom will be Trump delegates as a result of his big statewide victory in the presidential primary, will meet on Saturday, June 25 near Los Angeles International Airport to organize themselves before the Cleveland convention.  The convention will occur at the downtown Quicken Arena from July 18-22.  California will send 172 delegates and the same number of alternates to the Republican Convention, and will be the largest single delegation to the event.  Delegates all serve as volunteers and are responsible for their own hotel and travel expenses.  The complete list of Trump delegates from the California Secretary of State’s website can be seen here near the end of the document: http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov//statewide-elections/2016-primary/republican-delegates.pdf

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Trump May Add Bay Area, Sacramento, and Los Angeles to CA tour next week!

Donald J. Trump, who has just clinched the nomination of the Republican Party for President, is actually barnstorming California!  In a state where Mitt Romney lost to Obama in 2012 by 24 points, and where John McCain lost in 2008 to Obama by 23 points, Trump is within 10 points of Clinton in California in a recent PPIC poll and Trump says he will contest Clinton here!  And Clinton, who may lose her own primary to Sanders, has not even been forced by Sanders to defend her email scandal!  The Trump campaign will likely add new locations for more rallies in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Sacramento next week.  You can watch for final schedules and register for tickets to the events here: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/

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Trump May Add Bay Area, Sacramento, and Los Angeles to CA tour next week!

Donald J. Trump, who has just clinched the nomination of the Republican Party for President, is actually barnstorming California!  In a state where Mitt Romney lost to Obama in 2012 by 24 points, and where John McCain lost in 2008 to Obama by 23 points, Trump is within 10 points of Clinton in California in a recent PPIC poll and Trump says he will contest Clinton here!  And Clinton, who may lose her own primary to Sanders, has not even been forced by Sanders to defend her email scandal!  The Trump campaign will likely add new locations for more rallies in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Sacramento next week.  You can watch for final schedules and register for tickets to the events here: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/

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Trump and Cruz will appear at California GOP convention

The California GOP will be welcoming the three presidential candidates at its convention at the Grand Hyatt in Burlingame on Friday/Sunday April 29-May 1.  Donald J. Trump, the current leader in California GOP polls, will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon starting the event off on Friday.  Ohio Governor John Kasich will speak at the Friday night dinner, and Senator Ted Cruz will speak at a luncheon the next day.  GOP and Faith & Family Leader Ralph Reed will lead a Prayer Breakfast on the Sunday morning.  All VIP receptions are already sold out!  For more information visit: https://www.cagop.org/convention/AP_gop_debate_jef_160310

New ballot initiative would permit electronic signature gathering

How easy it is to hack into a computer or a server?  Just ask the IRS, the NSA, Target, your neighborhood hospital, the DMV or the Department of Defense.  So, what if you have your electronic signature on your computer to use to “sign” documents?  Under a proposed ballot measure I could hack into computers, steal your electronic signature and then sign a petition for you.  No sweat, you will never know that your signature had been added to a proposed ballot measure.  For the crooks, this is cheaper than paying signature gatherers and the worry you can’t get enough signatures.

“The initiative would require the secretary of state to develop a system allowing voters to view petitions on secretary of state’s website and to sign them electronically directly on the website, or to download, print and sign printed petitions.

If the initiative were to become law, it would result in one-time state and local government costs in the millions of dollars or more to develop an online system for electronic petition signature gathering, according to an analysis made by the Legislative Analyst’s Office and Department of Finance.

We already have fraud, corruption and a voter registration system easy to violate—without the needed vetting of the online registrant. This proposal is another step in making California a banana republic.

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New ballot initiative would permit electronic signature gathering

by Debbie L. Sklar, MyNewsLA,  4/7/16

Backers of an initiative that would permit electronic signature gathering for state and local initiative, referendum, and recall petitions have received authorization to begin gathering signatures, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced.

The initiative would require the secretary of state to develop a system allowing voters to view petitions on secretary of state’s website and to sign them electronically directly on the website, or to download, print and sign printed petitions.

If the initiative were to become law, it would result in one-time state and local government costs in the millions of dollars or more to develop an online system for electronic petition signature gathering, according to an analysis made by the Legislative Analyst’s Office and Department of Finance.

The analysis also found there would be potential net costs or savings due to changed state and local government processes for verifying petition signatures.

Valid signatures from 365,880 registered voters — 5 percent of the total votes cast for governor in the 2014 general election — must be submitted by Oct. 3 to qualify the measure for the ballot, Padilla said Wednesday.

 

Shasta Lake Now 100%+ Capacity. Drought Over??!!

“It’s just pouring up here!” explained an official of the Lake Shasta Marina to the San Jose Mercury.  Shasta Lake, the biggest reservoir in California, is at its 100% historical fill, up from 29% capacity on December 8.  The current “El Niño” inspired rains soaking the Golden State are clearly in the process of starting to reverse the state’s four-year drought and in the case of Lake Shasta, give some relief – if regulators will allow it – to Central Valley farmers and residents under tight water conservation rules around the state.

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Reports are that other of the state’s water resources, including the Oroville reservoir in Butte County and also Pardee in the Sierra Nevada’s, are fast filling up.  Loch Lomond Reservoir in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains actually spilled over last Sunday and is at highest levels in three years.

Rain is just soaking both northern and southern California, with almost 6 inches reported overnight at Mount Diablo in the Bay Area, and the southern California commute greatly slowed as drivers slow down to adjust to wet roads.

Yet regulators keep warning that while reservoirs are at or above capacity, groundwater levels still remain low and in need of even more water to recharge.  Hopefully the rain will continue till the Governor yells “uncle” and pulls any water restrictions now made redundant on our farmers and residents.