Over the last couple weeks the usual tax and spend pundits
questioned if Republicans were relevant in the recent budget
debate. As usual they had the answer wrong. Not only were they
relevant, they helped stimulate the economy.
Last week, my wife informed me that for a week in July, our
family will be camping for a week a few miles from our home with
other members of our church. We would sleep and eat at the camp
site and people (like me) that needed to go to work could.
Apparently pretending to be homeless for six days and five glorious
nights in the summer heat near perfectly good showers, beds and air
conditioning will bond us together spiritually. I am sure it will
for the survivors. That said, I had orders to go get a new tent and
an additional sleeping bag.
Knowing that Republicans had stood strong against Democrats
trying to get a “bridge” tax increase extension, I waited until
July 1. I bought the tent and sleeping bag and saved a total of
$1.24 on the 1% reduction in sales tax that occurred at midnight
June 30. In addition I bought the gear near work and not in Los
Angeles County which saved me another $1.24 in sales tax. Los
Angeles County is 1%… Read More