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Richard Rider

The Vaunted “California Miracle” Economy Is a Fantasy

Democrats and their MSM allies have been touting California’s “miracle comeback” from the recession. They love to reference 2015 statistics – the SINGLE year when CA did quite well compared to the other states. But as we’ll see below, three things are apparent:

1. 2015 was an aberration.

2. Since 2105, CA has slipped back into its moribund economic performance that has become the norm in the Golden State.

3. By just about any metric, CA is doing less well than the majority of the other states. Too often a LOT less well.

California’s unemployment rate(September, 2018) has improved significantly this year. Yet we are now tied for 32nd – with a 4.1% unemployment rate. The nationalRead More

Richard Rider

Prop 6 — Consider how our CA gas tax compares with other states

The lies by opponents of Proposition 6 — the measure to repeal the LATEST GAS AND DIESEL TAX INCREASES — are breathtaking. Many people believe opponents when they falsely claim that — if Prop 6 passes — there will be essentially no funding for roads and bridges. No one — even proponents of Prop 6 — are adequately presenting the actual numbers. Especially the numbers compared to the other states. Let me help:

In California, we now pay about 56 cents a gallon in state “gas pump” taxes — our state excise tax and sales tax. This figure is scheduled to rise dramatically (and automatically) in future years, but let’s put that fact aside for this comparison.

In addition, we pay the hidden CA “cap and trade” tax. It’s estimated by the CA Legislative Analyst’s Office at 10 to 12 cents a gallon. Using 10 cents, that brings our total CA state gasRead More

Katy Grimes

Democrats and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

In the 1972 children’s book,Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, everything goes wrong for poor Alexander. He wakes up withhis chewing gum in his hair, gets stuck in the middle seat of the carpool, loses his-best-friend status during recess, his mom forgot to give him dessert in his lunchbox, and it just gets worse.

The poor Democrats are also having a perpetual Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Week. Month. Year. Two years.

From the moment… Read More

Richard Rider

A Defense of Prop 13 — with UPDATED June 2018 Figures

When it comes to gathering sufficient property taxes, Prop 13 is no problem at all – except for profligate spenders. Look at the history of my San Diego County – a history which pretty much reflects the history of property taxes in the urban/suburban counties that hold over 85% of California’s population.

According to San Diego County, in 1977 – the year BEFORE Prop 13 took effect (when everything was working great, according to Prop 13 critics) – our countywide property tax revenue was about $639 million. In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, our county reports property tax revenues of $6.407 BILLION. Hence for every property tax dollar collected in 1977, the county in 2017-18 collected $10.02. And BTW, according to the County Assessor, since Prop 13 passed, 97% of the pre-Prop 13 county owner-occupied homes have changed hands (and been reassessed) at least once.

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Katy Grimes

Shrieking Leftist Harpies Turn #MeToo and #BelieveWomen, into #HimToo and #NotAllMen

Gladiatrix or Hysterical Females? Women Have Choices

Recently afriendcalled me a Gladiatrix because I stand up to evil, corruption and wrongdoing – essentially, the corrupt political majority in California.

I thanked her and told her that it takes one to know one. She’s a conservative radio talk show host who also exposes the radical left, and is a Gladiatrix in her own right.

In stark contrast to being named a Gladiatrix, last week… Read More

Katy Grimes

Elizabeth Warren New Leader of the #MeSioux Movement! 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) typifies the Democrat shrieking shrew who is angry all of the time. Warren, who falsified her job application to Harvard claiming she was Cherokee (based on her grandmother telling her she had high cheek bones), played the affirmative action card, and allowedHarvard Law School to call her the school’s only Native American professor.

Newly released DNA test revealed Warren may have 1/1024 Native-American ancestry. Yet she lied about her ancestry to climb the well-paid academic ladder.

“Now that her claims of having Indian heritage have turned out to be a scam and a lie, Elizabeth Warren should apologize for perpetrating this fraud against the American Public,” Trump… Read More

Katy Grimes

California’s War Against Its Own Citizens

California is out of control. Not only did our politicians immediately declare war on Donald Trump the moment he was elected, they also declared war on the people of the state.

In our recent book,California’s War Against Donald Trump: Who Wins, Who Loses?my co-author Jim Lacy and I detail California’s decline and how it can rebound.

A quick scan of statewide headlines reveals a great deal about California’s war on the people, by the state’s elite political class and the Democratic left.… Read More

Katy Grimes

Kavanaugh Hearings: Hysterical Barking Shrews Must Be Prosecuted

The hysterics the past few weeks has indeed not weathered well on America’s so-called feminists who demonstrated once again that they allow feelings to rule over rational thought and logic, in their devotion of Alynski “means-to-an-end” tactics.

In their attempt to run SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh out of Dodgeby protesting his confirmation hearings, their antics have shown just how ridiculous, nonsensical and preposterous they are.

Ironically, they are using “female hysteria” to get away with their anarchy… but it’s just not fooling anyone. During the Victorian era, “female hysteria” was a common medical diagnosis in women. “Galen, a prominent physician from the second century, wrote that hysteria was a disease caused by deprivation in particularly passionate women: hysteria was quite often in virgins, nuns, widows and, rarely, in married women,” Victorianera.org… Read More

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