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  •  Prop 13 was/is evil (5+ / 0-)
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    Gentle Giant, GAS, CwV, PJEvans, Chas 981

    and this from someone whose mother is sitting on a $400K house that is "valued" for taxes at less than $30K.....

    It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

    by ksuwildkat on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 11:07:35 AM PDT

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    •  Jarvis Gann (2+ / 0-)
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      CwV, ksuwildkat

      Jive ass scam.

    •  The worst part (2+ / 0-)
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      ksuwildkat, CwV

      was extending Prop 13 protections to corporations. If that hadn't been part of it, sooner or later it would have been self-correcting as the seniors died out and the family home left the family and went back on the open market, subject to re-assessment and taxation at the going rate. Prop 13 enabled both my mother and my in-laws to remain in their homes well into their senior years. It's the corporate property tax that's been the killer -- and I believe may have been the ultimate goal of Jarvis and Gann, but they tossed in the homeowner protections solely to use the "seniors being tossed out of their home" image to gain supporters.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 01:39:19 PM PDT

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      •  Absolutely (0+ / 0-)

        The ability to transfer corporate assets without being reassessed is the root of the problem.  It should be no different than an individual sale.

        It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

        by ksuwildkat on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 02:29:01 PM PDT

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