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Prop 13 Statistics Show Continued Increase In Revenue

As Richard Rider has articulated, the claim that property tax revenue is not sufficient because of prop 13’s tax protections remains bogus. Latest figures show a continued upward trend of property tax revenue in San Diego.

SD County Property Tax Revenue

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off

Major defense contractor quitting San Diego for other states — 530 high paying jobs lost

This week the San Diego media is understandably focused on ONE story — the dozen or more roaring brush fires that have popped up around the county, thanks to EXTREMELY dry conditions, high winds (Santa Ana) and likely arson.
If this fire story were not happening, perhaps we’d all know more about ANOTHER tragedy that hit San Diego at the same time:  Defense contractor Pratt & Whitney is abandoning its San Diego operation — fleeing for other states.  This closure will cost our city 530 high paying jobs.
While the company had the option to go to the state of California for economic subsidies, they didn’t bother.  FAR better “subsidies” are available in other states — the “subsidy” of a better business climate, including lower taxes.
At least it’s not the Great (hated) State of Texas that the company is fleeing for. Well, not for sure.
They are also considering relocating the San Diego operations to Florida and/or Georgia — the company has existing facilities in all three of these more business-friendly states. Indeed, they are also planning to move the commercial part of the San Diego operation to Canada!
Governor Brown’s office has thus far made no comment on this news. But this departure constitutes more of what economist Joseph Schumpeter called “creative destruction” — an economic axiom that Brown professed to so admire in his recent news conference — explaining away the announced departure of Toyota’s national headquarters from California to Texas.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_destruction
And Brown is right — creative destruction (businesses thriving and failing — moving and merging, etc.) IS good for the overall economy — but creatively driving businesses out of California is NOT good for the Golden State economy.
I’ve said it before but it bears repeating — California IS the engine of prosperity — for the other 49 states.
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This week the San Diego media is understandably focused on ONE story — the dozen or more roaring brush fires that have popped up around the county, thanks to EXTREMELY dry conditions, high winds (Santa Ana) and likely arson.
If this fire story were not happening, perhaps we’d all know more about ANOTHER tragedy that hit San Diego at the same time:  Defense contractor Pratt & Whitney is abandoning its San Diego operation — fleeing for other states.  This closure will cost our city 530 high paying jobs.
While the company had the option to go to the state of California for economic subsidies, they didn’t bother.  FAR better “subsidies” are available in other states — the “subsidy” of a better business climate, including lower taxes.
At least it’s not the Great (hated) State of Texas that the company is fleeing for. Well, not for sure.
They are also considering relocating the San Diego operations to Florida and/or Georgia — the company has existing facilities in all three of these more business-friendly states. Indeed, they are also planning to move the commercial part of the San Diego operation to Canada!
Governor Brown’s office has thus far made no comment on this news. But this departure constitutes more of what economist Joseph Schumpeter called “creative destruction” — an economic axiom that Brown professed to so admire in his recent news conference — explaining away the announced departure of Toyota’s national headquarters from California to Texas.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_destruction
And Brown is right — creative destruction (businesses thriving and failing — moving and merging, etc.) IS good for the overall economy — but creatively driving businesses out of California is NOT good for the Golden State economy.
I’ve said it before but it bears repeating — California IS the engine of prosperity — for the other 49 states.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off

California vs. the Other States — latest update

This dreary, annotated fact sheet is updated at least twice a month, but the latest version is NOT posted here. To see the latest version, always go to this URL to the fact sheet posted on Richard Rider’s blog site —

www.TinyURL.com/CA-vs-other-states  —   (You must use “copy and paste” to go to this URL.  No clue as to why).

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off

San Diego Tax Fighters’ Proposition Recommendations for Nov 2012

CALIFORNIA STATE PROPOSITIONS

Contact:  Richard Rider, Chairman        Phone:  858-530-3027

Proposition Recommendation Description
30 No Temporary taxes to fund education
31 Yes Two year state budget
32 Yes Prohibits political contributions by payroll deduction
33 Yes Changes law to allow auto insurance companies to set prices
34 Position Not Taken Death penalty repeal
35 Position Not Taken Human trafficking penalties and sex offender registration
36 Yes Three strikes law sentencing for repeat felony offenders
37 No Genetically engineered foods mandatory labeling
38 No Tax for education and early childhood programs
39 No Increase tax treatment for multistate businesses
40 Position Not Taken Redistricting of state senate districts
SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGION PROPOSITIONS
Proposition Recommendation Description
A Yes City of Carlsbad – charter amendment
B Yes City of Chula Vista – charter amendment
C No Cajon Valley Union School District – bonds
D No Dehesa School District – bonds
E No Chula Vista Elementary School District – bonds
F No City of Coronado – increase hotel tax
H Yes City of Del Mar – medical marijuana dispensaries
J Position Not Taken City of Del Mar – amend village specific plan
K Position Not Taken City of Encinitas – to elect a mayor and city council members
L Position Not Taken City of Encinitas – office of mayor to be two years
M Position Not Taken City of Encinitas – term of office of mayor to be four years
N Position Not Taken City of Escondido – amend general plan
P Yes City of Escondido – charter city proposal
R No Ramona Unified School District – bonds
S Yes City of Imperial Beach – medical marijuana dispensaries
T Yes City of Lemon Grove – medical marijuana dispensaries
U No City of Santee – increase hotel tax and broaden definition
V No Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District – bonds
W Yes City of Solana Beach – medical marijuana dispensaries
Y No South Bay Union School District – bonds
Z No San Diego Unified School District – bonds
AA No San Dieguito Union High School District – bonds
BB Position Not Taken Bonsall Union School District – unify school district with Fallbrook
CC No Del Mar Union School District – bonds
EE No MiraCosta Community College District – bonds
ENDORSED CANDIDATES
Carl DeMaio Mayor of City of San Diego
Ray Ellis City Council of San Diego District 1
Jerry Kern Mayor of Oceanside
George Plescia CA State Senate District 39
Scott Hasson San Diego Community College District B

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Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 News, Uncategorized No Comments