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.
The Central Valley - according to the insightful people at Forbes who pride themselves on catching business trends but somehow were asleep at the wheel when the Wall Street Turks used sleight of hand and unadulterated greed to crash the economy - is hell on earth.