Gadfly Radio with Martha and CalWatchDog: Tonight, Ben Boychuk, John Seiler, with Special guests Bob Bowdon on Ed & Joel Fox Pension Reform

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Jan 17, 2012:  Tonight live at 8 p.m. PT on Gadfly Radio, Martha Montelongo along with Ben Boychuk of CA City Journal and John Seiler of  Bob Bowdon is the founder of ChoiceMedia.TV and the producer and director of the film The Cartel. Joel Fox is the Editor at Fox & Hounds political daily.

We’ll visit with Bob Bowdon about the second annual National School Choice Week coming up next week, from Jan 22nd to the 28th. Bob is going to be involved speaking, reporting, and filming at events all across the USA. He’s got a lot of exciting information to share.

We’re going to speak with Joel about two op-eds he recently published in Fox & Hounds, and one of them was also published in CA Political Review. We’ll speak with Joel Fox about Initiatives Weapon of Choice in Policy Wars published today, and a precursor article, Public Employment Retirement Costs Are At “Tipping Point” published earlier this month. 

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In “War Against All Get Closer” it looks like Joel Fox is saying “See. I told you so!” about CA’s Prop 25 in 2010, and the Public Employee Unions backing it.

By Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee
Tue, May 31st, 2011

I read with interest John Seiler’s column last week in in which he described the plans of the California Federation of Teachers to raise taxes – many taxes: higher income taxes on the rich; oil severance taxes; business property taxes; taxes on services. Seiler was quoting from an article written by Marty Hittelman, president of the CFT.

What particularly caught my attention was Hittelman’s comment from the magazine article that passing Proposition 25 for a majority vote budget last year was only a first step. The goal is to lower the two-thirds vote for taxes.

I debated Hittelman a number of times on Prop 25 when it was on the ballot. I pointed out Prop 25’s flaws, that it opened up the possibility to new taxes and that the ultimate goal was to get at the two-thirds vote on taxes. Hittelman denied this. Click here to go to the story

I Was Two When My Parents, Aunts, Uncles, & Grandparents Moved Their Families From Texas to CA for Jobs. Now Texas is the New California.

Say it Ain’t So: “Texas is the New California”

By Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee
Fri, October 29th, 2010
After looking at the state unemployment numbers that came out last week, the Wall Street Journal declared in an editorial that Texas cities have become the destination for investment and entrepreneurship. The paper flatly states: “Texas is the New California.”

Has the Golden State dropped so low that we have lost our reputation as the home of innovation and bright beginnings? Have entrepreneurs found a more comfortable, happier place to call home? It sure looks that way.

The Journal noted California’s huge job loss and Texas’s job gain. But more than that, the paper implied that Texas is the new destination for the entrepreneur. Texas has become the target for “high tech, venture capital, aeronautics, health care and even industrial manufacturing.” Click here to read more.

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