War on Poverty created a permanent underclass that perpetuated poverty throughout generations. The War on Drugs did much to erode our civil liberties, but mainly has emboldened the drug cartel. The examples go on and on.It's a rule of thumb. One should always expect the opposite result of whatever any government agency promises. The
That brings us to California's taxing authorities. After scandals at the Board of Equalization—the Orwellian-named agency that had collected sales, use and special taxes—the Legislature gutted it and largely replaced its functions with two new bureaucracies. The 2017 legislation was called the Taxpayer Transparency and Fairness Act.
As you might have guessed, since its implementation a few months ago, the state's tax proceedings have become less transparent and less fair to taxpayers, writes Steven Greenhut.
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