Actual photo of Larson doing research in 1957.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Sales tax rates in California are up 13%+ today... more in cities where voters have been duped into approving higher rates. In El Cajon not one but two voter-approved increases push the sales tax rate to 9.75%.  All because too many people bought the blather that not bumping up the rate would cause "the children" to be hurt, police and fire services to disappear, etc... the usual scare tactics.  This is on top of a variety of other state tax increases and "fee adjustments" coming into play this year. It's another reminder of how most bureaucrats don't have a clue how to stimulate business and bring back the economy. But voters have to get smarter, too, and stop the crazy approval of seemingly "small" gotta-do-it increases.