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Beware of fakes

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Jarvis Jesters

By Jon Coupal

It’s late October and that means there are a lot of people out there wearing masks. But this isn’t about Halloween. This is about all the fake taxpayer interests – organizations and candidates – who are trying to gain an advantage in the upcoming election by portraying themselves as defenders of homeowners and Proposition 13.

At some level, we at Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association ought to be pleased that others are attempting to use our name and the Prop 13 label. This fakery, if nothing else, is an acknowledgment that taxpayer issues are very important to voters – even in a left leaning state like California. After all, isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery?

Perhaps. But we should not – and will not – countenance deception.

Exhibit A in the “fake” category is in the hotly contested state senate race in Orange County between Janet Nguyen and former Assemblyman Jose Solorio. Nguyen is a solid pro-taxpayer candidate and Solorio is a typical liberal politician who would, if given the chance, repeal Prop 13 in a heartbeat. The problem for Solorio is that this district is in Orange County whose voters are more conservative and hostile to higher taxes.

That is why Solorio has enlisted the services of none other than Governor Jerry Brown himself to do both radio and television ads in a flailing effort to convince voters that, no – he really does like Proposition 13. But recent polling suggests that Orange County voters aren’t fooled and that HJTA’s strong endorsement of Janet Nguyen is far more powerful than the Governor’s push for Solorio. (The fact that Solorio consistently received “Fs” on HJTA’s legislative report card while he was in the Assembly makes his attempt at deception particularly difficult).

This contest is critical for the preservation of Proposition 13. It is the most high stakes race in the entire state because if Janet Nguyen wins, this will prevent the tax-and-spend California Legislature from passing tax increases at will and placing anti-Proposition 13 constitutional amendments on the ballot.

In addition, it’s not just candidates who attempt to hold themselves out as pro-taxpayer just to fool voters. In the current election cycle, a group we’ve never heard of before is selling its endorsement in favor of local tax hikes and left leaning candidates. The so-called “California Republican Taxpayers Association” has no bona fides as a legitimate taxpayer association. Moreover, its use of the word “Republican” has party officials incensed and strongly considering litigation for trademark infringement.

Finally, the most unusual attempt at deception we’ve seen this election is a mail piece from Democrat Sharon Quirk-Silva who is running against pro-taxpayer Republican Young Kim. Like the Nguyen-Solorio race, this is a battle being fought in mostly conservative Orange County. And, like Solorio, it is hard for Quirk-Silva to hide her anti-Prop 13 animus. So what is her strategy? Simple – she puts her name beside Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association in a mail piece which simply notes that both she and HJTA support Proposition 2 – a mostly meaningless initiative on the November ballot. (Prop 2 is a marginal improvement to the state’s existing “rainy day” fund law so we support it. Note, however, it is not the hard spending limit we would prefer).

By putting her name next to HJTA, is Quirk-Silva attempting to associate herself with the “gold standard” of California taxpayer groups Apparently so. But this plan could easily backfire by giving Young Kim an opening to inform voters that it is she who has the endorsement of the HJTA Political Action Committee.

These examples are but a few of the often silly efforts at attempting to trick voters into believing that anti-taxpayer interests are not what they really are. Voters need to be aware of this treachery. Fortunately, most know who to trust. And it sure as heck isn’t the candidates and groups who are “Jarvis Jesters.”

Jon Coupal is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association — California’s largest grass-roots taxpayer organization dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers’ rights.

Check out VIDEOS page to learn more

The VIDEOS page at the top of this site has fabulous information. Many youtubes are of Jefferson Declaration Spokesman Mark Baird speaking at many Town Hall and county board of supervisor meetings. Other speakers are also included.

To learn more QUICKLY about the reasons that the State of Jefferson is a viable alternative to California, check out the videos.

Also go to the “51″ page for more youtubes and facebook pages.

California Drought To Persist, Even Worsen


California Drought To Persist, Even Worsen

California Political Review

There are two issues here. The first is the drought. This is something we can do nothing about. The Chinese are using drones to create rain—no evidence that is working. The second issue, is the lack of water. Were it not for the water policies of Obama and Brown, we might have enough water. If Los Angeles did not allow millions of acres of feet of water each month to flow into the ocean and Northern California did not do the same, we might have enough water. If the various towns and counties on the coast were allowed to build desalinization plants, years ago when they first asked, we would not have this problem. If the government enforced out immigration policies, we would have millions of fewer people using the available water.

The bottom line is simple—the drought is natural—the lack of water is due to government policy.

“The forecast predicts the drought will be less severe in the southern and northwestern parts of the state, but that improvement won’t happen until December or January.

Even then, Werner says, any precipitation won’t be enough to make up for three straight years of drought.”

Liberty Tour – Nov. 14-15, 2014

Liberty Tour

Nov. 14, 2014
Dinner at 5 p.m.
Calvary Christian Center, 2620 Colusa Hwy
Yuba City, CA.

Nov. 15, 2014
Doors open 8 a.m. – Program starts 8:30 a.m.
Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Rd.
Live Oak, CA.

Hear the truth –
Take a stand –

Presented by Paul Preston   


Featuring Sheriff Richard Mack
And Cliven Bundy
Clare Lopez – Retired CIA
Mark Baird – State of Jefferson
Larry Pratt – Gun Owners of America
Dan Johnson – PANDA
Dr. Jim Garrow – Retired CIA
Shannon Grove
Register by calling: 888-857-6220
Admission costs from $40, $85 & $95 Students $15 pre-register

North Dakota to Bring LOWER Gas Prices to Californians—Sacramento to RAISE Gas Taxes Up to 76 Cents on January 1, 2015

By Stephen Frank

on Oct 09, 2014 08:06 PM

The good news is thanks to North Dakota drilling for oil, Californians will get a cut in the cost of gasoline. But, Sacramento, thanks to Arnold and our currently confused Guv Brown, is going to raise taxes on gasoline by 16-76 cents on January 1, 2015 “to save the planet”. While the rest of the […]

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North Dakota to Bring LOWER Gas Prices to Californians—Sacramento to RAISE Gas Taxes Up to 76 Cents on January 1, 2015

Vote NO on Prop. 1 Water Bond — full of special interest PORK!

Full of Special Interest PORK!

Prop 1 is about taking $14.5+ billion ($7.12B+interest) dollars from California taxpayers and handing it over to self-appointed land grabbing, pet project creating “agencies” and “special interest groups” in the name of radical environmentalism and administrative fees; in the name of “protecting” and “restoring” wetlands (aka land grabs), “removing fish barriers” (aka dam removals), creating biking trails, hiking trails (aka land grabs) and funding for “multi-party settlement agreements” like Klamath River Dams REMOVAL and Yosemite River Restoration to REMOVE the ice skating rink, tennis courts, raft, bike and horse rental (things that have nothing to do with Merced River “restoration).

ARE WE GOING TO HAVE TO PASS PROP 1 TO FIND OUT WHAT’S IN IT; just as we did with Obamacare?

Couple the new groundwater legislation JUST passed with the potential passing of Prop 1 … the THEFT of our land and water at historic level continues. Is it any wonder that California’s economic status in the world continues to decline? Is it any wonder our children will suffer the consequences for years to come past our lifetime?

It is NO MYSTERY why California continues to lose its status as THE breadbasket of the world and the economies that come with. Imagine the lives California has changed throughout the world and throughout California’s history because our Ag Industry was strong and vibrant with small, responsible, generational farming and ranching families.

Because of big legislation and unknowing voters we are selling out our small farming and ranching communities like water through a fire hose. How can our small farming and ranching communities possibly compete with BIG AG that can afford to pay the sky rocketing fees for the water and land that has been STOLEN from The People???

As we allow the majority of politicians on both the Left and the Right (with their BIG AG & BIG ENVIRO lobbyist buddies) act like KINGS drunk on riches of POWER and GREED, our quality of life drips away like water through a sieve and we WILL become their paupers.

ARE we a democracy? The only difference between a democracy and a kingdom is HOW MANY DICTATORS WE ALLOW TO RULE OVER US!!

California…our Liberty and Freedom and QUALITY OF LIFE ARE ON NOTICE!!!

From Debbie Bacigalupi


Plumas County: More on the presentation to the Board of Supervisors 10-14-14

Here’s what happened yesterday, Oct. 14, 2014) in Plumas County. It was scheduled as a Presentation item only, so we were not expecting a vote. Mark was given an hour to present his case, which he did in a way that only Mark can do! It was interesting watching the faces of several of the board turn from disinterest to curiosity to engagement as they all scribbled down notes.

The Chairman, Jon Kennedy, (who is leaving in January) was determined NOT to be convinced no matter what. The others were more open and willing to engage in the prospects. Putting it on the ballot was discussed, but that would push it far into the future.

We were invited back in January, (after the new Board members are seated) for another discussion. The people of Plumas county (as well as supporters from Butte, Tehama, Yuba, Sierra, Placer and Glenn) packed the room-so many that they couldn’t all fit and they had to stand out in the hall! Thank you all for your support!
Now, the people of Plumas county need to educate and inform the rest of the county about the State of Jefferson for when we return in January.

– From  Terry and Sally Rapoza

Mark Baird presented reasons for DECLARING withdrawal from the State of California to the Plumas Co Supervisors

It was an Awesome Meeting and Presentation
By Mark Baird on Oct. 14, 2014 to the Plumas Co. Board of Supervisors

Now send your emails to all the Plumas County Supervisors encouraging them to vote and sign the Declaration.

Jefferson Statehood Project

People within the California rural counties are joining to form free State.
Free people – Free Markets – Limited Government
Representation for the peoples of rural California.

The 2 X’s in the Jefferson Seal represent the people being double-crossed by  Sacramento.

If you support the State of Jefferson Project lets tell the supervisor that represent your district by sending an Email requesting that they vote to support the Declaration to withdraw from the State of California.

Make your voices heard. Select your representative from the list below. Click on the Email address below and send them an Email. Or send them all one!

Plumas County Supervisors

• Terry Swofford, Supervisor District One Email:

• Kevin Goss, Supervisor District Two Email:

• Sherrie Thrall, Supervisor District Three Email:

• Lori Simpson, Supervisor District Four Email:

• Jon Kennedy, Supervisor District Five Email:

Sent by Larry Larson

In GOD we still trust all others we question