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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 06:44 PM
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33. The property tax rate is too low. I am in favor of increasing it to 3%.
Edited on Tue Jul-28-09 06:45 PM by 4lbs
Yes, that means I'll probably pay about $2000 more a year in property tax on my house, but we want all these social services and don't think of how to pay for it.

The money needs to come from somewhere.

Prop 13, passed in 1978, started the state's decline in education quality, since the schools, which were funded by property taxes, saw a massive reduction in their monies with respect to inflation, in the 1980s.

In 1978, California was in the top 5 in the nation in education quality. 10 years after Prop 13, it fell to almost last place.
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