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New taxes “down the drain” because of public corruption?

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Funny how two crooked  legislators may have disconnected the efforts in Sacramento by legislators to raise property taxes and to overturn California’s Constitution requirement of a tw0-thirds vote to raise new taxes (Prop. 13).

Senator Rod Wright, a Los Angles Democrat, and Senator Ronald Calderon, a Democrat from Montebello, are crooks. The the former has taken a leave of absence after having been convicted of eight felony counts. The latter was  asked to resign by Senate leaders after being indicted for public corruption.

Dan Walters: “With the Democrats unlikely to regain their supermajority this term, hopes for raising taxes or placing constitutional amendments on the ballot have gone down the drain.”March 4th, 2014

Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Tuesday, March 4th, 2014:  Prop 13 Saved By Lawmakers’ Misconduct? The self-destruction of these two lawmakers has a profound impact on the dynamics of the Legislature.  New taxes may no longer be assured of passage in this legislative session. Because voters will have the opportunity to make changes to the makeup of the Legislature this fall, it is possible that the execution date for Proposition 13 protections has been postponed indefinitely. [Legislators] will be assailed by special interests lobbying for more tax revenue. They will double down on their efforts to pursue Republicans, many of whom have promised constituents that they will not enable new taxes.

Two crooked legislators may have saved California property  taxpayers a whole lot of financial grief. This means one more chicken in the pot and bread and butter on the table.

Thanks to these two legislative crooked, it still may remain difficult to raise property taxes.

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Branson Hunter

(This story was posted by Cactus Thorn contributor Branson Hunter)

"The ends do not justify the means." If you use illegal mean to accomplish a legal and even desirable result, the good result does not make the bad means you used justifiable.

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