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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1990
Picture families living at opposite ends of a gravel road. One owns a prosperous farm. The grown sons from the other family earn income by planting and harvesting the farm's crops. Keeping the road open is important to both, but it is hard work and the farmer never seems to be able to lay hands on money to pay for it. So the sons keep the road open. But they also keep a meticulous ledger because they hope that the farmer will get his financial act together some day and pay them for it.
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February 9, 1995 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Supply-side economics guru Arthur Laffer joined a small gathering of anti-tax crusaders Wednesday morning to warn that any attempt to bail out the county treasury with a sales tax increase will backfire. "I just have never heard of a situation where you tax a county into prosperity," Laffer said, warning that shoppers and businesses would move to surrounding counties where the sales tax is lower.
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