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Reform tax system with transaction tax

By   /  Friday, September 29th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Reform tax system with transaction tax

By Charlie Sibbald Tax reform is in the air again. As with the weather, it seems like everybody talks about tax reform and nobody does anything about it. Congressional leaders are discussing a big plan, as is the administration, and there is an expectation that this may be the year we finally pass comprehensive tax Read More →

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Forcing workers to save may be key to retirement

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Forcing workers to save may be key to retirement

Taxes and savings are much in the news these days. Baby boomers aren’t saving enough for retirement. Millennials will need $2 million portfolios in order to achieve a decent level of retirement income. Federal income taxes are too high – and don’t get us started about California. Old-fashioned pensions are largely gone from the private Read More →

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America has misguided history of taxation

By   /  Friday, April 1st, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on America has misguided history of taxation

By David Newton Do you know the full story of the misguided history of taxation in the U.S.? My book, “The Misguided History of American Taxes,” examines: • The origin – when did each tax start? • The rationale – why was it started? • The madness – how did it ever end up so Read More →

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Op/ed: Letting taxpayers off the hook for subsidies: a case of moral hazard

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Letting taxpayers off the hook for subsidies: a case of moral hazard

American political culture has morphed from a ‘can do’ attitude to an ‘it’s easier to kick the can down the road’ approach to decision-making.

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Op/ed: Five tax deductions you should not overlook

By   /  Friday, February 20th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Five tax deductions you should not overlook

Did you run up expenses searching for a new job in 2014? Or did you use your car while helping out at a soup kitchen? Are you a self-employed person who paid Medicare premiums out of your own pocket? If so, you may be eligible for one of the many tax deductions that people often Read More →

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Port of Hueneme and city are at odds over Measure M

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Port of Hueneme and city are at odds over Measure M

Measure M, the ballot measure that could raise taxes on contractors and other businesses in the Port of Hueneme and Naval Base Ventura County, is at the center of a political battle that pits community groups and businesses against city officials. Businesses and community groups say that if it passes, the ballot measure would create Read More →

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Billion-dollar bond bonanza bound for ballot box

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Personal Finance, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

Tri-county school and community college districts are seeking passage this fall of bond measures totaling more than $1 billion, with many officials saying outdated buildings and overcrowded classrooms are the reason for the onslaught of financing initiatives. Across the region, at least 11 districts have successfully placed bond measures on the November ballot. The largest Read More →

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