More Private Sector Job Losses

Two more Nevada businesses closed down yesterday… Desert Dodge, Security Bank. Yet Legislative leaders still want to raise taxes.

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Great Article On Southern Nevada Water

Never mind that for the second year in a row, snowpack feeding the upper Colorado River is over 100% of normal, Bloomberg News has penned a comprehensive article about water drought in the Southwestern United States. It’s the first mention in the mainstream media of the immense wealth held by the Southern Nevada Water Authority:

The Southern Nevada Water Authority is about halfway through a 30-year, $8.3 billion construction campaign. Last year, 57 percent of the money for it came from a $6,310 fee to hook …

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Metro Proposes Flat Budget

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, like the Clark County School District, is consolidated to super-size and thus one of the largest police forces in America. A 2003 Department of Justice survey ranked Metro 13th largest. The DOJ is scheduled to release an updated 2007 survey in a few months.

Sheriff Gillespie proposed the next fiscal year (July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010) budget yesterday – $549-million, the same amount as the 2008-2009 budget proposal (although the press release makes it sound like there is a …

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Raining Californians Again

The eight states north and east of California are preparing themselves for new record levels of fleeing Californians.

In response to having spent all of their substantial take from taxpayers, a coalition of 76 Democrats and 6 Republicans today passed a $13-billion tax hike. Nevada political pundits jealously coveted the plan’s “stable tax structure.”

The tax hikes include a full percent increase in sales tax, increasing the state income tax to 14%, and doubling car registration fees. The tax hike packages is about 65% the size of …

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Nevada’s Stimulus Projects

Stimulus Watch has built a website that details each state’s “stimulus” projects. Nevada’s totals $1.5-billion, not including the Peidtrain.

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The “End New Mortgage Lending In Nevada Act”?

Nevada Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley today unveiled a plan that could curtail new mortgage lending in Nevada for many years to come – by empowering people who don’t pay their bills to cheat the people from whom they’ve borrowed out of their money. Read about it here.

It’s already tough for a working person to get a mortgage, with some lenders requiring 30% down. This doesn’t seem like a government action that will reassure lenders their money will be safe, and may induce them to increase …

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Washington Hands Us A Bucket

I cannot more highly recommend this graphic, from the Washington Post.

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Peid Train Stimulates Vegas

(Peid is a contraction of Pelosi-Reid and rhymes with “speed”)

The stimulus package passed tonight apparently includes $8-billion for a Vegas-to-Riverside Peid Train.

It will have less capacity than Southwest Airlines, and will take longer. Hopefully, it will cost less to ride. Otherwise, we’ll have to outlaw Southwest Airlines.

Plus or minus, the Peid Train divides out to $4,000 per man, woman and child in Las Vegas. The burden will fall on our grandchildren, since this Congress and President lack the morality to actually fund their lardfest by …

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Heeeerrrrreeee’s Todd!

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the Internet…

Todd Taxpayer.

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Short Tempers So Soon?

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Bill Raggio has taken Assemblyman Ed Goedhart to task over Goedhart’s failing to support the Raggio’s tax hike agenda, saying he should be more straightforward.

A closed mind will not help us reach the compromises that, whether you accept it or not, are part of the legislative process.

In the future, if you want to give me a message or talk with me, be a man…

Raggio won a GOP primary against Sharron Angle last year on his promise to not raise …

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