This idea is simple: the state government should be required to create kickstarter style campaigns for all major government programs and agencies. They would have to explain the benefits and costs of those programs, and get the people to agree to fund them. We can create a website called CrowdfundCalifornia.gov to list the projects. Taxpayers would still pay taxes, but they would get 1-for-1 credits on the CrowdfundCalifornia.gov ...more »
Every time a robot comes online another job is lost. But remember-- jobs are a means to an end not an end in themselves. As tech progresses fewer people will be needed to complete tasks -- to "do jobs." Already it has been predicted that the job of a radiologist will be replaced by computers. The computers can do it better. There are a million Americans employed now as drivers. Self driving cars will eliminate those 1,000,000 ...more »
There are several tax collection entities in the State.
Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization,etc..
One stop shop for all permits, like Texas, with a shift in corporate taxes to gross receipts tax for in-state activity only, no corp income tax.
I propose giving tax incentives to people that live close to their workplace or from home within a designated radius, and to companies who employee people within a certain radius. In theory, this would encourage people to move closer to their place of employment and would help the state in a number of ways. 1.) This program would keep cars off the roads reducing costly freeway repairs, lower needs for infrastructure ...more »
End practice of allowing cities to entice businesses by rebating taxes.
Let's Save California Taxpayers $500,000,000 Per Year! While preparing my income taxes I discovered that the depreciation schedules for real estate investments are different for federal and state tax returns. Why is this? I also looked at five past tax returns and discovered that my California income tax was around 30% of my federal obligation. We could greatly simplify the California tax code by having individuals ...more »