Campbell (R-Irvine) is an Assemblyman representing the 70th District
in Orange County. Mr. Campbell is the Vice-Chairman of the Assembly
Budget Committee. He is the only CPA in the California State legislature
and recently received a national award as Freshman Republican
Legislator of the Year. He represents the cities of Newport Beach,
Laguna Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Aliso Viejo, Laguna
Woods and Lake Forest. He can be reached through his Assembly
and through the website
for his California Senate campaign.
We propose no new taxes
[John Campbell] 7/04/03
Budget: This week,
Assembly Republicans introduced an updated version of our budget
proposal that we first made about 2 months
ago. The salient point of our proposal is that it contains absolutely
no new taxes including the illegally raised car tax. You will
no doubt hear from Democrats how our proposal will result in "people
dying" and "the end of life in California as we know
analyze that. Our proposal cuts state spending by a whopping
4% from last year. 4%!! So, spending 96% of what we
did last year will result in death and destruction, according
to the opposition. Is there anyone who really believes that?
Is there anyone who thinks that the worst fiscal crisis in
the history of this or any state shouldn't result in a spending
reduction of at least 4%. Does anyone think that there isn't
at least 4% waste in government? Some of you probably think
we should be cutting more. And you are right. But we are trying
to offer a compromise to which some Democrats who have not
completely lost their minds can subscribe.
Tax: The lawsuit was filed this week by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer's
Association to overturn the Governor's illegal tripling
of the car tax. I am one of the plaintiffs in this suit. The
tax is scheduled to go into effect for car registrations October
1st and later, according to Davis' office. You will have to
pay the tax for now. But you should receive a refund once the
lawsuit is resolved. More about that next week.
Day: Today is the 4th of July. Many
of you have sent me e-mails to thank me for the work I am
doing. I would
like to thank you all for those comments. But there are so many
people who have done a lot more to secure our freedom. From the
foot soldier in Iraq to the President's leadership on the world
stage to those who pledged their "lives, fortunes and sacred
honor" over 200 years ago, we are the beneficiaries and
inheritors of a great legacy. Let us cherish that legacy tomorrow.
Let us thank those whose sacrifice has given us that legacy.
And let us pledge to carry it forward and to make it even better
for those that will follow us.Have a Happy and Memorable 4th