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  •  Thanks for the reminder ..... didn't it all start (3+ / 0-)
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    TDDVandy, cpresley, kmoore61

    with an anti-property tax Proposition back in the 70s or 80s?  Totally hamstrung the government, esp. education, IIRC

    •  Don't recall (3+ / 0-)
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      gffish, Dallasdoc, Denver11

      I'm not a Californian, but despite the far right propaganda, it seemed to me that California's budget problems had a lot more to do with the fact that it was basically impossible for the state government to raise taxes.

      28, white male, TX-26 (current), TN-09 (born), TN-08 (where parents live now)

      by TDDVandy on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 05:31:24 PM PST

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      •  Yup, prop 13, in 1978. (6+ / 0-)

        The death knell for California's educational system, previously justly regarded as world-class.  Thus are the mighty fallen.

        "Teachers are the enemies of ignorance. If the teachers win, Rush and his allies lose." Stolen from Sidnora, 12/15/12 with thanks!

        by kmoore61 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 06:06:44 PM PST

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        •  I lived there and our rent didn't go down and home (1+ / 0-)
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          Eddie L

          prices started going thru the roof to accommodate fees for hook-ups and building new schools and ... Prop13 benefitted the corporations and big landowners more then citizens who had to pay more for houses to cover what thier property taxes no longer were paying for.

          Fear is the Mind Killer...

          by boophus on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 08:26:38 PM PST

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    •  Google Proposition 13 (3+ / 0-)
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      freelunch, Dallasdoc, Denver11

      There's a wealth of data and analysis on that precursor to the GOP anti-tax orthodoxy.

      Passed in 1982, according to wikipedia.

      When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

      by litho on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 05:53:28 PM PST

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      •  Howard Jarvis was California's greatest enemy (4+ / 0-)
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        He destroyed good governance and invented a way for corrupt businesses to pervert Gov. Johnson's turn of the century reforms which had originally protected the state from large corrupt businesses into ways for the new group of corrupt businesses to hamstring the government.

        Americans can make our country better.

        by freelunch on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 06:04:46 PM PST

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