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  • Fixing the economy

    President-elect Barack Obama sounded more like a candidate than an incumbent this week when he talked about his plans to tighten the federal belt in addition to stimulating the moribund economy. "We're still going to have to make some tough choices," he...
  • On the estate tax; antibiotics and the meat industry; and a new approach to cyclists and motorists sharing the road.

    Death and taxes — and what's left Re "Why not tax inherited wealth?," Opinion, July 6 Every person I know who has received an inheritance has spent it like the free money it is. Just last week a friend pulled up in a new luxury car, telling me...
  • The 'tea parties' had a serious message -- were you listening?

    The 'tea parties' had a serious message -- were you listening?
    Judging by his April 24 Times Op-Ed article, "The GOP: divorced from reality," alleged comedian Bill Maher is confused about the message of the April 15 "tea party" protests. In saying demonstrators were merely sore losers reacting to an election that...
  • The Californians Prop. 1E would harm

    The Californians Prop. 1E would harm
    Five years ago, Californians voted to provide funding for the most basic mental health services by passing Proposition 63, which placed an additional 1% tax on personal income of more than $1 million. But as The Times reported in its April 20 article,...
  • California government: too much or too little?

    California government: too much or too little?
    Today's topic: Big-picture time: Are Californians paying too much or too little in taxes? Are there any tasks the state does or services it provides that should stop? What other state do you believe has the proper model for California to follow? Close...
  • Prop. 1A: the right budget fix?

    Prop. 1A: the right budget fix?
    Today's topic: Would Proposition 1A help California's broken budgeting system, or just make it worse? And what happens if the measure fails and California doesn't get the billions of dollars in revenue from the increased sales tax, personal income tax and...
  • State GOP's future: resurgence or extinction?

    State GOP's future: resurgence or extinction?
    Today's topic: What do Tuesday's results mean for the California GOP? Does the voters' rejection of the budget deal empower Republicans to be even less compromising, or does it encourage Democrats in Sacramento to marginalize and ignore the GOP by any...
  • Save time, file electronically

    Save time, file electronically
    The Internal Revenue Service recommends you file electronically. It's safe and easy and quick. IRS e-file, the electronic tax return delivery service used by two-thirds of the nation's taxpayers, opens for business Jan.15. There are three ways to use e-...
  • Ax the Tax weighs in on OCPS sales tax woes

  • GOP base scatters to rival camps

    The long-standing coalition of social, economic and national security conservatives that elevated the Republican Party to political dominance has become so splintered by the presidential primary campaign that some party leaders fear a protracted...
  • House passes children's health insurance bill; Obama plans same-day signing

    The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill extending health coverage to 4 million uninsured children, giving President Barack Obama a much-needed win on health care and taking a first step toward his promise of universal coverage. The...