Economy, Employment, Taxes in California

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Economy, Employment, Taxation and You

One of the biggest challenges we face in this state is the rising unemployment.  Right now, we’re at 12% unemployment.  All of us know someone who is out of work.  Each one of us knows others who are fearful of losing their jobs.  There are reasons for our higher-than-average unemployment.

We in California have chased businesses out of our state… all by ourselves.  We didn’t need help to do that.  California business owners are still chasing the California dream… but they’re chasing it in Colorado, Nevada and Texas.  

California legislators have raised taxes, instituted regulations, implemented fees, expanded permit requirements and required more paperwork that made small businesses an enemy… rather than a partner.  Is it any wonder why businesses have fled to Nevada and Arizona as well as other business-friendly states? 

Although sprawling Los Angeles is the second largest city in the country, we only have a handful of the top Fortune 500 Companies in the U.S.  For some reason, our current legislators can’t figure out a simple fact:  if we are to lower our unemployment, we have to create more jobs AND keep the jobs we already have.

As your State Senator, I will introduce legislation to cut corporate taxes, lower fees and decrease regulations so we can attract the best and the brightest entrepreneurs.

We don’t need higher taxes to throw more money at a system that keeps getting worse each year. We are already one of the highest taxed states in the country, including
paying the highest personal tax, business tax, gas tax and sales tax. Plus the California state budget has more than doubled in only 10 years.

Our current team of legislators are not putting the needs of their constituents first. With your help, we can make a change.  We can have our California dream once again. 

As your State Senator, I promise to:

  • Vote NO to every proposed tax hike
  • Vote NO to every proposed fee hike
  • Vote NO to every increase that takes more money out of your pocket.
  • I will vote NO on every budget that increases spending above the previous year’s tax revenues.
  • I will vote YES for a part time legislature.
  • I will vote YES to cut wasteful spending.

More businesses = More job opportunities for you!

I am already on the record for the following:

  • I have signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge
  • I opposed Prop 1A through 1E, which would have increased your tax burden.
  • I opposed Props A, B, and E when I ran for Los Angeles City Controller.

Props A and E were wasteful spending propositions and Prop B would have raised your DWP bill.

I want you to have more money in your pocket and the freedom to spend it as you choose.

Let’s stop wasteful spending and keep jobs in our state!

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Kathleen “Suzy” Evans for California State Senate
20th District – San Fernando Valley

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Evans for Senate 2010 (FPPC #1326093 )
All text and images copyright Kathleen Suzy Evans 2010