California

Cuomo Topped Brown Again

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Mar 31, 2012

 There could not be a more stark contrast between New York Governor and Democrat Andrew Cuomo and California’s Jerry Brown.  In 2011, Cuomo brought reform to New York and did so again in 2012 by getting pension reform passed through his legislature.   Cuomo has become a leader of all New Yorkers and demonstrated that even a Democrat can bring about difficult reforms – even if they do not go as far as I might prefer.  Jerry Brown, on the other hand, has no such ability or ambition.

Even in California, Obama Is Running Out of Excuses and Time

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Sep 14, 2011

In 2008, candidate Obama famously dodged a serious question by telling America that the question was simply “above [his] pay grade.” Three years into his Presidency, voters around the country are clearly voicing their opinion that being held accountable for the failing economy is not above his pay grade.  Even in California, perhaps America’s last bastion of liberalism, voters are finally turning on Obama.  Read the full article

Del Beccaro: It's Time for Republicans to Speak Out

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Apr 6, 2011

It is not often enough in politics that the two major political parties provide voters with a clear contrast. This year, the California Republican Party and Democrats will do just that. Democrat Jerry Brown is set to make his case that Californians should pay more taxes while refusing to cut back on the bureaucracy. California Republicans know that the tax-and-spend policies that caused our current problems will not solve them - and it is time for us to speak out about it . . .

The Country Can’t Afford A GOP Loss On Taxes

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Mar 9, 2011

Since the beginning of government, the ambition of those who spend money has rarely been matched by the ability of citizens to pay for government.  Modern day America, California or Greece are not exceptions to the rule, just examples of yesterday on a more grand scale today.  As perpetual as that problem is  - so too is the argument over the best way to raise tax revenue.