With all the fuss and discussion over how we need to modify Prop 13, along with addressing numerous other issues, I find the current proposed solution that explicitly prohibits addressing Prop 13 very interesting. The short article is really more of a blurb but here are three quotes that stand out and are worth listing:
“Delegates to the convention shall be prohibited from considering and propose revisions to the Constitution that would affect a. Property taxes associated with Proposition 13. b. Any other direct increases in taxes.”
“If there is a hue and cry to put it in, we haven’t heard it,” Grubb said. “We’ve heard the opposite.”
He added, “There are a whole bunch of reforms that we can get to without touching tax increases.”
I am not sure where Grubb is hearing the ‘opposite.’ Also, I am no economist but it seems we either have to find new money, taxes, or reduce our current spending, slash programs. If things aren’t interesting enough for you, California, hang on to your hats and glasses because this ride is just getting started.