Sunday, January 29, 2017

Remember When Refusing to Pay Federal Taxes Was A Right-Wing Idea?

1/27/17 KPIX:
Officials are looking for money that flows through Sacramento to the federal government that could be used to offset the potential loss of billions of dollars’ worth of federal funds if President Trump makes good on his threat to punish cities and states that don’t cooperate with federal agents’ requests to turn over undocumented immigrants, a senior government source in Sacramento said.
The federal funds pay for a variety of state and local programs from law enforcement to homeless shelters.
“California could very well become an organized non-payer,” said Willie Brown, Jr, a former speaker of the state Assembly in an interview recorded Friday for KPIX 5’s Sunday morning news. “They could recommend non-compliance with the federal tax code.”
If California gets away with this, how many other states will decide to implement tax resistance federalism?


  1. Willie Brown tax rebel.
    I'm laughing so hard that- wait for it:
    I can't breathe.

    California and it unfunded obligations mentioned in the
    same breath as New York and Illinois, heavy on
    the (D).

    Thanks, Clayton!

  2. I don't know how many, but I do know I'll seriously consider moving to the one that isn't California, Oregon or Washington.