Los Angeles Politics for Tuesday
A USC report states that Los Angeles' economy and business climate can prosper if the City were to drop it draconian business tax scheme. Blogger Paul Hatfield argues instead for a flat income tax and elimination of the sales tax. History has shown that when taxes are reduced, the economy prospers and government revenue increases.
Minority groups are jockeying to gain legislative districts drawn to allow more of their lot to be elected to office, as the State's redistricting commission wraps it's work. African Americans are finding that their shrinking numbers viz a viz rapidly growing Latino populations could foreclose on several elected officials. It seems to me that the color or ethnicity of a legislator should not matter. On the other hand, the new maps might put hard core liberal Democrats such as Maxine Waters and Karen Bass in jeopardy of losing so maybe it's all good.