President Obama wants to pump up the Internal Revenue Service budget to $13.28 billion via a 9.4 percent increase in funding as part of his austere budget. This will allow the IRS to hire 5,100 more agents.
Are you getting any warm and fuzzy feelings about supporting Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to extend $12 billion a year in "temporary" tax increases on personal income tax, sales tax, and vehicle license fees?
Since 1849 when valley paths expanded into well-worn dirt roads heading toward the mines, strategically placed thoroughfares have been growth-inducing in California where mobility and lifestyle are interchangeable concepts.
Less than two blocks from my home Saturday there was a man washing his three cars with an open hose in his driveway. The water run-off ran the length of the block, turned a corner and was flowing down into the storm drain at a nice steady rate.