May 5, 2012
Re "A truly loopy tax loophole," Column, May 3 It's deja vu all over again. A provision of Proposition 24 on the November 2010 ballot would have eliminated the option that multi-state businesses have to choose between two tax formulas. Proposition 24 was defeated. Sandra Wolber Granada Hills ALSO: Letters: Getting Bin Laden Postscript: An anti-Vatican bias? Letters: A truth filter for political ads
June 15, 2009 |
The most persistent misconception about Californians is that we hate to raise taxes. The truth is that we adore raising taxes -- as long as someone else is paying, that is. So nonsmokers vote to raise cigarette taxes, teetotalers to raise liquor taxes. The middle and working classes want to hike taxes on the rich, who are happy to return the favor. Yet this only compounds the mystery of why we're so resistant to raising taxes on perhaps the biggest, fattest target of all: the oil industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1993
Hallelujah!--are the rich to begin to pay their fair share of taxes? GENE GALVIN Los Angeles
November 16, 2012
Re “ 2 cities' plans to tax sugary drinks fizzle ,” Nov. 8 Voters in El Monte and Richmond saw the bigger picture on election day. Those cities have fantastic (and, in many cases, free) nutrition education programs available. In my experience as a registered dietitian, it is these efforts that can eventually curb our obesity problem. Carol Sloan Long Beach More letters to the editor ...
August 1, 2012
Re "Streets paved with frustration," July 29 William Fleischman's comment that he and his fellow Holmby Hills residents pay "millions of dollars to Los Angeles in property taxes, and we're getting back thousands of dollars in services" must be in jest. Perhaps he forgot about the police, fire, justice, permitting, planning, parks, recreation, street lighting and multiple other services the city of Los Angeles provides. Our infrastructure, at all governmental levels, is in disrepair, as we have been falsely led to believe we don't have to pay for it. What we do pay is not adequate for the level of infrastructure Fleischman demands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2009 |
The state of California began withholding more taxes from paychecks last week. And don't believe it if you hear this isn't a tax increase. It's being characterized by the state -- and reported by much of the media -- as merely a "cash advance" or "interest-free loan." Nobody's tax "liability" increases. So it's not really a tax increase, not technically. No? Well, I've yet to hear a convincing explanation of how the state can make big money on the deal -- permanently -- without its being a tax hike.