“They insist on boiling the frog backwards,” Anthony said. “Their fucking idea of how to boil a frog is to get the water boiling, fling that poor little bastard in there, and tell him that it’s OK because you’ll turn the heat down in a couple of years.”
- The city’s 10-percent tax on gross receipts are the highest such rate in California, no slouch in the tax-them-to-the-brink-of-mortality division itself. Oakland is the Kawhi Leonard of getting taxed for selling pot.
- Critics such as Anthony say that neighboring cities with lower tax rates will take away Oakland business, unless the gross-receipts tax is lowered.