Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 24 2013

Senate rule change alert! False warnings of Armageddon

. Reform Party of California Commentary On November 21, 2013, democrats in the U.S. senate voted 52-48 to prevent filibusters of most presidential federal court and other presidential nominees. The rule change does not apply to supreme court nominees. The prior rule had been in effect for over 200 years and was a means the …

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Nov 16 2013

The tax gap: The price of our two-party political system

. Reform Party of California Commentary The net tax gap is the amount of tax money that individuals and businesses owe but never pay to the U.S. treasury. The net tax gap arises from tax evasion, which is illegal non-payment of taxes. Each year the treasury does not collect about $430 billion that is owed. …

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Nov 13 2013

Why Ideology is Bad for Politics

  Reform Party of California Commentary A key criticism the Reform Party of California (RPCA) has repeatedly leveled at the two-party system is its heavy reliance on rigid ideology as a guide to inform and evaluate competing policy choices.[1] That flaw is a key driver of fantasy, failure and waste in governance. The RPCA is …

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Nov 11 2013

Press Release: RPCA asks for increased federal spending in California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Re: Reform Party of California seeks initiative for increased federal spending for California CONTACT: Mark Kravis, Treasurer – Reform Party of California¬† kravishealth@earthlink.net¬† 858-353-0499 The Reform Party of California (RPCA) is asking California’s members of congress to initiate a bipartisan effort to reorient federal spending toward California.[1] Information available to the RPCA …

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Nov 09 2013

Two-party politics and recent history

Reform Party of California Essay Context To a large extent, America’s current situation and its place in the world came about since the end of World War II hostilities in 1945. Since that time, America accomplished a great deal. It built up its modern infrastructure, expanded its higher education system and implemented policies ranging from …

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Nov 04 2013

When government hides truth from Americans

Reform Party of California Commentary A point that the Reform Party of California (RPCA) occasionally mentions regarding normal two-party politics is its disturbing penchant to hide information from Americans. Hiding the truth was a factor in the start and/or conduct of the Vietnam war. It was a factor in the passage of major legislation, e.g., …

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Nov 03 2013

The scope and role of a good political party

Reform Party of California Essays Context To a large extent, politics is the art and science of spotting problems, finding solutions, predicting the future and trying to get something done. That has to occur within the confines of the constitution and constraints of a chaotic democracy. More than a little of the chaos associated with …

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Nov 03 2013

Current and future state debt liabilities

Reform Party of California Commentary Estimates of unfunded state liabilities and other debt vary but they generally run in the low trillions.[1] Among some experts who follow this issue, there is a building consensus that public employee pensions are a significant source of the overall unfunded liability and they have become unsustainable. The degree of …

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