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LOCAL ECONOMY

State cuts could put brakes on bussing
By Jill Ballinger GAZETTE EDITOR

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Prop 13 helps CORPORATIONS.

Prop 13 helps CORPORATIONS. Prop 13 coincides with when all sorts of services started getting cut. Sure, we need to protect those on fixed incomes from unpredictable tax hikes. But did you know that commercial property is protected as well? Does Bank of America or Chevron really need protection from reasonable tax hikes? The average house changes hands and gets reassessed every 7 years or so. How often does an oil refinery change hands? Or a skyscraper? PEOPLE, rather than CORPORATIONS, are now paying a disproportionate share of property taxes. But Prop 13 is sacred. Attack Prop 13, and all the fat cats who benefit from it will pile on the advertising and misinformation to make sure their interests are protected. Paying for gas & car maintenance, and time needed to get your kids to school is WORSE than a tax hike that would cover buses. Oh, I forgot--the wealthy send their kids to private schools, so who cares?

Our kids deserve better!Its a

Our kids deserve better!Its a slow downward spiral. The dumbing of America continues people. When will we break from all the bending? Govoner Brown,how can you sleep at night? The future of this nation is our children. Mine are still too young to even bother about it. School cuts every year. For how many years now? All of us who have had our education and makeing a liveing now,unwilling to break with some of that cash. Wars in God forsaken places draining our coffers and pileing on debt.The enemys of this nation need not do much anymore. They just need to watch from the sidelines as we self destruct. If we could all just see what is happening ourselves.

Oh, you mean Proposition 13?

Oh, you mean Proposition 13?

This is the result of the "NO

This is the result of the "NO MORE TAXES" insanity. We get SO much worth out of the taxes we pay. It is in our BEST INTEREST to pay enough taxes to maintain an organized and well-designed infrastructure!! Thank the Tea Partiers for this as well as so many other ills that are now upon us.

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