Skip to main content

View Diary: The Owners Are Getting Scared (182 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Wish Prop 13 would "die out" (9+ / 0-)

    Prop 13 has done so much damage to California. I think the requirement that budgets and taxes need a 2/3 majority should NEVER have been allowed with a simple majority vote.

    Limiting the tax appraised value of real estate to only go up 2% a year from 1976 or the most recent sal has caused a major distortion in the tax roles. A 50/50 split between residential/commercial property has become 62/38 since commercial property does not change hands as often as residential.

    And ANYTHING you do to fix that is considered "Anti-Business".

    The Democrats create jobs. The Republicans create recessions.

    by Tuba Les on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 12:51:06 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  Oh it's far worse than that (8+ / 0-)

      Commercial property changes hands often. But the corps set up shells and partnerships and the like to avoid the 50% ownership change trigger.  It's surprisingly easy to do.  Almost any property acquired by a big, or even not so big corporation these days is not reassessed.

      What we need is an amendment that says any law passed by X% cannot have an X+Y% requirement for repeal, and that such repeal thresholds are immediately removed.

      •  Why aren't repeal thresholds unconstitutional? (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        ModerateJosh, sacrelicious

        To take the extreme example, a law could require a 99% vote for repeal. Basically, any such law exempts itself from the democratic process, regardless of the percentage chosen, if that percentage is anything other than the majority vote required by the constitution, either state or federal, as the case may be. How is including any repeal percentage requirement constitutional? Has this ever been challenged in the courts??

        The only entitlement that needs reforming is the inbred belief of the 0.1% that they are entitled to 99.9% of the wealth and 100% of the power.

        by flitedocnm on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:39:37 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site