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How to repair California

Original post made by Don Frances, Mountain View Voice Editor, on Sep 11, 2009

There are just too many things going on this weekend, including, of course, the Art & Wine Festival (see you at the ==I Voice== booth Sunday morning), and yet another so-called [Web Link Twestival]. But buried among them is a very interesting-looking talk by our own Sally Lieber.

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Posted by Mike Laursen
a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 11, 2009 at 11:00 pm

That Proposition 13 is to blame for the state's financial problems is one of those widely held beliefs that just isn't true.: "Since shortly after Prop. 13's adoption, property tax revenue increased by 579 percent." In that same time period, state spending has increased by 555 percent. All the numbers are here:
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The problem is spending, and to fix that we the people need to stop voting for boondoggles like high-speed rail, and someone has to take on the public employee unions. Sally Lieber is going to be the last person to do the latter.

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Posted by property owner
a resident of another community
on Sep 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm

You dont hear a lot of politicians whining about prop 13 now that housing prices are falling and property tax revenues are relatively stable.