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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Saturday Sound-Off

Mayor V's name appears on an editorial in the L.A. Times today, urging special treatment for the entertainment industry because of the jobs it generates here. To encourage the creation of more entertainment industry work here, he favors special tax treatment for that industry.

Guess what, Mayor V? Other industries also respond to tax cuts and tax hikes. How about you try promoting L.A. as a friendly place for ALL kinds of businesses to open by, say, repealing the City's income tax on businesses? The other 90+ cities in this county manage to get by without such a tax. Why can't we?

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8 Comments:

Anonymous stephen_c_foster said:

Perhaps your posting on a different thread makes more sense. I'd be willing to keep the standard business license fees, and get rid of the business income tax.

Perhaps a four-tiered business license fee would be more appropriate - a basic outline would be something like the following:

Start-ups and companies in business five years or less would be subjected to the lowest annual business license fee. The next to lowest annual fee would be for those companies who have been in business for more than five years. The next-to-highest annual fee would be for those companies headquartered in Los Angeles who are corporate in nature with branch offices in other areas, and the highest annual fee would be for those corporations whose headquarters are elsewhere and are multinational in origin.

Additionally, I would suggest that these license fees be say, no more than $200 at the bottom tier, $500 at the next-to-lowest tier, $1,000 at the next-to-highest tier, and $5,000 to $10,000 at the highest tier.

Perhaps the blog could come up with a better pricing schedule? The schedule I've outlined above was put together in a rather haphazard fashion.

November 25, 2006 10:56 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Why have a complicated City tax code AT ALL?

Businesses already pay income tax, property taxes, payroll taxes and sales taxes. If you want more jobs, don't punish businesses with extra taxes and paperwork.

November 25, 2006 11:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about taxing the illegals and their employers....you asshole Mexican midget!

Force the 10M illegals in LA to file taxes and force their employers to fill out W2's on all the day laborers, maids, gardeners, construction workers, plumbers, electricians, etc.

Why in the hell should the middle class have to pay for these fucking Mexicans at City Hall and 10M of their amigos who snuck into this country illegally?????

Who gives a shit about the entertainment business???? Or the robbing, thieving developers???? Or the stinking midget mayor?????

November 25, 2006 7:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about taxing the illegals and their employers....you asshole Mexican midget!

Force the 10M illegals in LA to file taxes and force their employers to fill out W2's on all the day laborers, maids, gardeners, construction workers, plumbers, electricians, etc.

Why in the hell should the middle class have to pay for these fucking Mexicans at City Hall and 10M of their amigos who snuck into this country illegally?????

Who gives a shit about the entertainment business???? Or the robbing, thieving developers???? Or the stinking midget mayor?????

November 25, 2006 7:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter,
Nice Clown!
Very John Wayne Gacy-esque!

November 25, 2006 8:26 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Thank you. Man, how scary was THAT guy? I'm trying to find some easy-to-use software so my drawings will look less wobbly.

November 25, 2006 8:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What software are you using now?

November 26, 2006 10:29 AM  

Blogger Freudian Slip said:

I just wonder if there is a hidden agenda here. Why attack the entertainment industry like this. It just seems to be intentional targeting to me.
Matt

November 27, 2006 8:13 PM  

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