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The Impact of California's Biggest Tax Revolt

BTW, I love it when reporters interview themselves and pretend its news. I think you two should try having this conversation with someone who didn't decide to work in public television.

March 2, 2010 at 7:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Impact of California's Biggest Tax Revolt

In the 10 years between 1999 and 2009, inflation raised prices 39%. Over the same period, California's budget increased by 145%. Only PBS would have the stupidity to bring repealing Prop 13 is a solution. Only PBS is so out of touch with people who actually pay taxes that they think this is a conversation worth having. I am completely outraged and disappointed.

No serious person could think we should raise property taxes on new home owners. California real estate has always been expensive, even before prop 13, and limiting property taxes to 1% only begins to make them reasonable.

The argument then seems to be that we should raise taxes on widows who have been living in their homes for 35 years. Sure, let's fund schools by taxing the hell out of 80-year-old women.

What a complete joke.

March 2, 2010 at 7:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )