What We Could Build With $64 Billion

AUDIO: A discussion of more useful infrastructure projects that could be funded with the $64 billion that is currently budgeted for the “Bullet Train” in California – 14 minutes on KFI Los Angeles – the John and Ken Show.

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Keeping Friends in the Age of Trump

AUDIO: Life behind the Blue Curtain – 13 minutes on KABC Los Angeles.

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The Opportunity Cost of High Speed Rail

AUDIO: A discussion of more useful infrastructure projects that could be funded with the $64 billion that is currently budgeted for the “Bullet Train” in California – 8 minutes on KOGO San Diego – the Carl DeMaio Show.

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How California’s Leftists Are Puppets of the Plutocrats

AUDIO: A lively discussion on pensions, pension fund solvency, and how leftists are being duped by oligarchs – 30 minutes on KUHL 1440 Santa Maria (Central Coast) – the Andy Caldwell Show.

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Where Are Tax Increases Going?

AUDIO: Where are tax increases going? A report on 2015 data on average California public sector worker pay and benefits at city, county, and state agencies – 25 minutes on KOGO San Diego – the Carl DeMaio Show.

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California’s Voters Just Approved $5.0 Billion in New Taxes Per Year

AUDIO: If public pension funds were subject to the ERISA rules that govern private pension systems, last year’s total payments into these funds would have been $37 billion short of what is necessary to keep them solvent in the long run – 8 minutes on KABC 740 Los Angeles – the Doug McIntyre Show.

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Rebuilding California’s Infrastructure

AUDIO: We live in one of the most innovative, developed places on earth, and we’re acting as if we have to ration energy and ration water – 30 minutes on KUHL 1440 Santa Maria (Central Coast) – the Andy Caldwell Show.

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Will Investment Returns Stabilize California’s Pension Funds?

AUDIO: Will economic growth save the pension funds? An in-depth discussion in two segments on KABC AM Los Angeles, the Peter Tilden Show.

Part One, 7 minutes:

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Part Two, 6 minutes:

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