Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cleaning Up California's Mess: An Interview with Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Poizner

Last night I had the chance to speak with California Insurance Commissioner and gubernatorial candidate, Steve Poizner. Mr. Poizner delivered a tremendous Laffer-like supply-side growth message. He was much sharper and more on-target than his competitor Meg Whitman who I interviewed the prior evening.

Poizner supports an across-the-board reduction in marginal tax rates for individuals, corporations and capital gains. In addition, he favors a suspension of California's version of cap-and-trade. Plus a no-tax pledge. He was really impressive.