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About this blog: I grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the area in 1963 when I started graduate school at Stanford. Nancy and I were married in 1977 and we lived for nearly 30 years in the Duveneck school area. Our children went to Paly. We moved ...  (More)

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My letter to council on the proposed business tax
Jun 11, 2022 11:40 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 3,608

Dear Mayor Burt and council members,

In 2019 I publicly supported the business tax being discussed at the Finance Committee and consultant findings.

But I... More
The Palo Alto I Live In
Jul 22, 2012 1:26 pm
Comments: 28 | Views: 3,594

I came here in 1963 as a grad student at Stanford. We raised our children in Palo Alto. I have worked downtown since 1969 and we have lived downtown since 2006.

This... More
All Families Pay Taxes
Sep 15, 2011 5:49 pm
Comments: 35 | Views: 3,579

Every so often someone on Town Square asserts that half of the population does not pay taxes. They see that many families do not earn enough to owe state or federal... More
Sequestration--Small but Stupid
Feb 26, 2013 11:20 am
Comments: 22 | Views: 3,074

Federal budget spending will be reduced by $85 billion from current levels starting on March 1 if no action is taken to modify or postpone the sequester.

These... More
It's Not (All) Your Money
Sep 15, 2011 6:06 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 3,054

Another false leap of logic made sometimes by posters is that their earnings are "their money" and the government has no claim on it to support public programs.

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