Tag Archives: California Politics

From Athens to Sacramento: Austerity Coming to America

As the Greek people have painfully experienced, you cannot “austere” yourself out of a budget crisis. It only makes the crisis worse: higher taxes destroy the tax base and spending cuts increase government’s net drain of resources out of the economy. The result is that fewer people work, more people qualify for welfare programs –… Read More »

Bill to Ban Self-Serve Alcohol Sales in California Lands on Governor's Desk

Brown Encouraged to Sign AB 183 to Help Reduce State’s Annual $38.4 Billion in Alcohol-Related Harm Senate Members Applauded for Voting Yes to Reduce Youth Access to Alcohol SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Alcohol Justice (formerly Marin Institute) is calling on California Governor Jerry Brown to quickly sign AB 183 to ban alcohol sales through self-serve checkout machines in California. The bill,… Read More »

Some of America’s Infrastructure has Made in China Stamped on it?

With unemployment in California at 11.9% why on earth would they want to “outsource” the easiest jobs that can be created – construction jobs? The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood had assured people in the U.S. that everything to do with all these infrastructure projects will be built using American Made products. Why is China… Read More »

Libertarian Steve Collett Launches TV Ad Campaign in CA’s 36th Congressional District Election

VENICE, Calif., May 16, 2011 — Libertarian congressional candidate Steve Collett has been airing a series of TV commercials for the Tuesday, May 17 election. Collett says he offers “win/win solutions where we actually get more by spending less.” In the first ad Steve says, “We have 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of… Read More »