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  •  Term limits suck (0+ / 0-)

    So many of our good legislaturers have been termed out and the constant parade of newbies are more easily lead around by the lobbyists.  It's the dumbest thing CA has ever done.

    Congressional elections have consequences!

    by Cordyc on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 11:22:55 PM PDT

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    •  No it's Not (2+ / 0-)
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      Chas 981, happymisanthropy

      Prop 13 easily qualifies as the dumbest thing California has ever done. It took all power away from local districts (schools, libraries, ect) and municipalities and gave it to Sacramento. Granted, term limits have made a hash there, too, but now all money has to flow thru the state to get to local governing bodies.

      It also scewed the tax rolls. At the time, and for decades, the property tax had been evenly split between business and residential properties. Now residents pay 61% and business only 39% because they do not sell as often. And ANYTHING you do to fix that is considered anti-business.

      The Democrats create jobs. The Republicans create recessions.

      by Tuba Les on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 01:33:32 AM PDT

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