I've got an idea: what if his boss, sensing it's a lost cause and realizing the backlash that's coming his way, ordered Westneat to write that to help the paper save face.
Danny was washing Frank's Lexus in the parking lot this morning.
With his tongue.
I think Gomez has nailed it.
I don't think so. I like Danny Westneat, and I seriously doubt (a) Frank would want ANY of his writers opposing 920; and (b) Westneat would stoop to that. Even today Westneat wrote in opposition to Prop. 1, which the editorial board supports.
It's refreshing to see someone who still has guts.
Westneat's a good writer and a better columnist; all the more unfortunate for someone with his experience to justify specific taxes based revenue allocation.
Remember the latte tax? Opponents (rightly) decoupled its worthwhile cause, early child education, from the tax method itself.
Argue for or against the estate tax, just don't make the same mistake as latte tax fans. A cause's perceived funding importance doesn't affect whether a tax method is valid.
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