What You Need to Know - Friday, March 22, 2013

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Jan 24, 2013

My Thoughts For Today:

#1 In the Top Story - Republicans vow to get to the bottom of Benghazi - given the nature of what occurred, it's good to see Republicans fighting on - Democrats are used to Republicans walking away from controversies over fear of backlash.

#2 Dems are so fiscally irresponsible that even a motion for a balanced budget is too much for them.

#3 CA voters are turning on big spending Sacramento projects such as the water bond and high speed rail - what will they do when the Dems want a tax increase for public employee pensions?

Top Story: Republicans Not Giving Up on Benghazi Inquiry

Must Read: Mona Charen: Republicans Should Prepare for the Collapse of Obamacare

Nat'l News:  Senate Dems Unite to Defeat Balanced Budget Motion - House approves Ryan Budget - Senate Rejects It

CA News: Unfunded pension liabilities for Teachers catching lawmakers attention

My Latest In Forbes:  Republicans Need A Smart Action Plan, Not Just Words -- The New Left Only Cares About Power, Not People -- Barack Obama Is No Ronald Reagan - He is the Worst of FD --- Jerry Brown Still Treating California's Jobless Like Unwanted Stepchildren ---  Republicans, Sun Tzu & Obama's Fiscal Cliff Victory

Jerry Brown: For and Against Tax Hikes At the Same Time

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Oct 2, 2012

Jerry Brown: For and Against Tax Hikes At the Same Time

Jerry Brown, if anything, is colorful.  He always has been and he likely always will be. Economics on the other hand was once dubbed “the dismal science.”  So, where do the two meet? Well, that depends more on where Jerry Brown is at the moment.  You see, while the laws of economics don’t change – Jerry Brown’s views, by contrast, change over time and, lately, at the same time. [Click here for the rest of the article]

Best of Del Beccaro Op/Eds

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Sep 17, 2012

Reflecting On a Current Events: Rousseau, Revolutions & Egypt - from Feb of 2011, the time the Mubarak gov't fell with help from the Obama admin, this article discusses the proposects for Egypt - judge its accuracy today.

In Forbes:  The Republicans Have Yet to Make Their Case on Taxes - Eva Longoria spoke about taxes at the DNC more forcefully than Republican did at the RNC. Why arent' Republicans making the case?

In National Review Online: Frustrated Voters turn to Prop 32 - Why the passage of Prop 32 is so important from CA and the Nation. 

In Human Events: The Predictable Failure of Obama The Social Engineer - The Enduring Lesson Republicans Must Understand

On Taxes:  Why Aren't the Democrats Keynesian on Taxes? - The Country Cannot Afford a GOP Loss on Taxes - The Economy Needs a Psychological Jolt - Tax Rate Increases Mean Less Revenue - Your Common Sense Guide Why - For Business, It's the 1920's All Over Again

On The Constitution: The Constitution Guarantees Freedom Not A Cushy LifeNancy Pelosi is Right for the Wrong Reason - The Power to Mandate, Why You Should Deplore the Roberts' Decision

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.