|California Focus: Affordable housing bond does neither|
Posted On 11-02-2006 , 1:38 PM
Much of Prop. 1C's billions will go to social welfare programs
By SHIKHA DALMIA
Proposition 1C is being billed to California voters as the affordable housing bond. But the reality is that it has very little to do with housing – and even less with affordability.
Nationwide home prices are falling, but California isn't feeling much relief. Housing prices have lost touch with the pocket-book realities of nearly everyone but the Hollywood elite. The recent median home price in the Golden State was $553,050 – well over twice the national average.
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|Committee Endorses Tony Strickland|
Posted On 10-13-2006 , 6:29 PM
For Immediate Release
October 1, 2006
Contact: Tom Hudson
The California Taxpayer Protection Committee is proud to endorse Tony Strickland for California State Controller in the November 2006 statewide General Election. We believe that Tony Strickland is not only the best candidate in this particular race, but he is also one of the best candidates on the ballot anywhere in
, from a taxpayers' perspective.
“Tony Strickland has been a leader in taxpayer protection, in the Legislature, as a grassroots volunteer, and as the Chairman of a cutting edge taxpayer advocacy organization,” declared Mike Spence, President of the California Taxpayer Protection Committee.
The Controller casts the swing vote on both the Franchise Tax Board and the Board of Equalization,
’s two most important tax agencies. These agencies not only collect taxes, they also draft the regulations, rules, forms, and instructions with which
taxpayers are forced to comply. The Board of Equalization resolves tax appeals for virtually every statewide tax and fee program. Tony Strickland has proven that he will be fair to every taxpayer, whether rich or poor, influential or not. His door will always be open to taxpayers who need help and advice.
“Tony Strickland has never voted for a property tax increase,” said Tom Hudson, the Committee’s Executive Director and PAC Treasurer. “We can count on him to continue to stand up for lower taxes, economic freedom, and taxpayers’ rights. Tony has proven that he will not back down under pressure from those who constantly demand bigger, more intrusive, more expensive government.”
The California Taxpayer Protection Committee is an all-volunteer, nonpartisan taxpayer advocacy organization dedicated to electing taxpayer-friendly officeholders at every level of government. The Committee promotes lower taxes, tax fairness, tax simplification and uniformity, fiscal responsibility, governmental efficiency, and good government.
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