Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association presents its
Third Thursday Taxpayer Toolkit
THE FUTURE OF CALIFORNIA:
Of Public Pensions and Supermajorities
featuring STEVEN GREENHUT Author of Plunder! and Abuse of Power
April 18, 2013 at 6:15 P.M.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
One of SVTA’s favorite speakers, Steven Greenhut now serves as Vice President of Journalism at Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. Until recently, he headed the investigative e-publication, CalWatchdog, for Pacific Research Institute, and before that, he spent eleven years on the editorial board of the Orange County Register.
Greenhut is the author of two books: Abuse of Power: How the Government Misuses Eminent Domain (2004, Seven Locks Press), and Plunder! How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation (2009, The Forum Press). He has won the Institute for Justice’s Thomas Paine Award, and is a frequent contributor to Reason Magazine.
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6:15 P.M. Registration and no-host dinner
7:00 P.M. Program
390 Saratoga Avenue (between Stevens Creek Blvd. and Highway 280)
San Jose, CA 95129
Free for SVTA members (including those who join or renew at the door)
$10 individual non-member
$15 non-member couple
(To become a member, click here: http://www.svtaxpayers.org/membership-and-renewal.)
…visiting http://www.svtaxpayers.org/svta-events?eventId=575277&EventViewMode=EventDetails, or
…phoning us at 408-279-5000, or
…e-mailing us at info@SVTaxpayers.org.
All are welcome! We especially invite members of neighborhood associations and other community action organizations. Representatives of related organizations are invited to come and introduce themselves to our members. Just RSVP and we’ll see whether we have room for you on this month’s agenda!
We encourage you to arrive early for a no-host dinner and socializing with fellow taxpayers. To help us keep the cost of the facility down, please deposit your dinner receipt in the bucket marked “SVTA” at the cashier’s desk.
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ABOUT SVTA’S THIRD THURSDAY TAXPAYER TOOLKIT MEETINGS: SVTA is pleased to present keynote speakers in a forum for you, the taxpayer, to come together and share information on specific tax issues and concerns. We invite you to learn with us, as we strengthen ourselves with tools that we, as your taxpayer association, can use to fight for and protect your rights and interests as Silicon Valley taxpayers, homeowners, and business owners.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING TAXPAYER TOOLKIT EVENTS:
May 16: Joe Banister, former IRS special agent
June 20: John Inks, Mayor of Mountain View
July 18: David Wolfe, Legislative Director of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association