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6/18/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Payback for no-show legislators Politicians who don't vote on important bills don't win. The following Op-Ed commentary by Carmen Balber was published in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, June 18th, 2006. Balber is a consumer advocate at the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. Website: www.ConsumerWatchdog.org -------------- You may have...
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5/23/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Marketplace Radio Program (American Public Media) The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court, was broadcast on American Public Media's Marketplace radio program on NPR on Tuesday, May 23, 2006. Listen to the audio of the commentary here. ------------ KAI RYSSDAL - HOST: You might remember yesterday we told you about a report by the...
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5/14/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The San Francisco Chronicle The following commentary by FTCR president Jamie Court, was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday, May 14, 2006: ------------ Californians are paying the highest price in the continental United States for gasoline. The nation's big oil companies announced world record profits for the first quarter,...
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5/11/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The Baltimore Sun The following Op-Ed commentary by FTCR's Jamie Court & Judy Dugan was published in The Baltimore Sun on Thursday, May 11, 2006: --------------- Sometimes owning a health insurance policy is not the same thing as being covered. Many more American workers may be about to learn this hard lesson, and employees in Maryland have...
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5/10/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Politicians are blocking a plan to base premiums on motorists' driving records rather than on where they live.The Los Angeles Times The following Op-Ed commentary was published in The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, May 10th, 2006. HARVEY ROSENFIELD is the author of Proposition 103 and founder of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights,...
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5/8/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Los Angeles Business Journal The following commentary by FTCR's Research Director Judy Dugan, was published in the Los Angeles Business Journal on Monday, May 8th, 2006. -------------------- Anyone whose hair stood on end during the latest round of record oil company profits ought to start bracing now for next quarter's reports. Half of California...
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4/10/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The San Jose Mercury News John M. Simpson (john@consumerwatchdog.org) is Stem-cell Project Director for The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR), a Santa Monica-based non-profit, non-partisan consumer advocacy group. He wrote this article for The San Jose Mercury News. ------------- Remember the kid on the playground who threatened...
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4/8/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The Los Angeles Times The following commentary was published in The Los Angeles Times on Saturday, April 8th, 2006. Jamie Court is president of the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights. Judy Dugan is the foundation's research director. --------------- What if the state of California required everyone to buy a Hummer? An...
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3/27/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The following Op-Ed commentary by FTCR's John M. Simpson was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday, March 27, 2006: ----------- If you pay somebody to build a house, you expect to benefit when it is finished. Probably you will live in it. Perhaps you will rent it or sell it for a profit. Similarly, when you pay a biotech company to...
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3/20/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The Los Angeles Times The following commentary by FTCR president, Jamie Court, was published in the Los Angeles Times on Monday, March 20, 2006. ------------- Tonight, Arnold Schwarzenegger is to return to the Beverly Hilton for the first time since his contrite apology to voters after the defeat of every single one of his ballot measures in last...