Apple Right to Avoid Ridiculous Taxes

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Apple Inc. is the world’s most profitable and admired company. It’s also the world’s biggest tax dodger. Reported the Wall Street Journal of a U.S. Senate grilling of CEO Tim Cook, “The Senate panel, in a report released Monday, said that Apple used technicalities in Irish and U.S. law to pay little or no corporate […]

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Is there Any Hope for CA Republicans?

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Last week I riffed on a column by Tony Quinn on Republicans, immigration and California, “Are Republicans Finally Learning to Count?” In turn, Quinn has responded to me: “He argues that even if they do so Latinos will not vote for them, and to support immigration ‘amnesty’ will rile up the Republican base. “He may […]

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Iowa Might Not be so Attractive for CA Businesses

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Long Beach still sometimes is called “Iowa Beach” because so many people from that state migrated West from the snow and the corn fields to the beach and the sun. Now, they could be going the other way: “DES MOINES, Iowa – Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that he’s heading to California in an effort to get […]

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Why GOP can’t ‘Count’ on Immigration

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Tony Quinn gets things partly right when he writes in a Fox & Hounds article, “Are Republicans Finally Learning to Count?“: “But now some Republicans at last want to face that reality and make some changes.  I call them the Republicans Who Can Count. “The Republicans Who Can’t Count were on full display in 2012. Presidential […]

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Stockton Police Chief Rips Off $204K Pension

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Crossposted on CalWatchDog Highway robbery was supposed to be illegal in California. But after just eight months on the job, Stockton Police Chief Tom Morris grabbed a $204,000 pension. No wonder state pension funds now require hefty infusions of cash from taxpayers — and soon will go broke. Bloomberg writes that Morris was: “the third […]

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Time to Privatize Marriage

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Crossposted on CalWatchDog Aren’t you sick of the Marriage Wars? In the latest development a court — who cares which one — upheld the decision of a lower court — who cares which one — that same-sex couples have a “right” to marriage.

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CARB, Nichols Ignore Global COOLING

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Crossposted Calwatchdog In California, everything is upside down. On Friday, the California Air Resources Board clicked its jackboots and ordered one in seven Calfornia cars to be “ultra clean” by 2025. That means “battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell and plug-in hybrid vehicles.” It’s supposed to cut the greenhouse gases that supposedly cause global warming.

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How About Amnesty for Taxpayers?

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Crossposted CalWatchDog Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, D-Arleta, made the Drudge Report today with his proposal to grant amnesty, at the state level, to illegal aliens. McClatchy reported: SACRAMENTO, Calif.-Nearly 1 million undocumented immigrants could live and work openly in California with little or no fear of deportation under an initiative unveiled Friday by a state legislator […]

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Two new ‘Education’ Attacks on Prop. 13

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Cross-posted on CalWatchDog The tax obsessives just won’t leave Proposition 13 alone. The 1978 tax limitation measure prevents excessive tax increases on property. The latest assaults come from two sources. The first is the California Budget Project (for Massive Tax Increases). A new study claims school spending has crashed for a decade: “California schools’ reliance […]

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Govt. Unions Enter The Matrix

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Cross-posted at CalWatchdog California’s government unions must be tipsy from all the celebratory champagne they’ve been drinking the past week. As John Hrabe reports today, they’re intimidating signature gatherers for initiatives that would reduce union power. Meanwhile, the California Legislature, which they own lock, stock and beer barrel, can put initiatives on a statewide ballot […]

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