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Re-evaluate the politicians, not Prop 13

Posted: August 12, 2008 1:33 p.m.
Updated: October 13, 2008 5:01 a.m.
 
This is in response to a local commentary written by Cal Planakis on July 29. Ms. Planakis in one of those many sniffling citizens who are the first to attack or "re-evaluate" Prop. 13 whenever the state falls into financial straits.

Prop. 13 is good for those covered by it (the retirees and the elderly). It's not Prop. 13 that is responsible for the financial disaster of this state.

It's the politicians in Sacramento who cannot stop their addictive spending. They cannot stop their uncontrolled spending for pet projects sometimes called "pork barrel" projects.

Instead of laying off or reducing the pay of the hard-working state employees, the governor should be trying to stop those out-of-control politicians.

They are the ones responsible for the financial disaster in this state, not the employees that were laid off or Prop. 13.

Prop. 13 should be left alone. Once someone starts "re-valuating" it, then we all lose. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If you are upset with Prop 13 and the elderly, then either live with it and accept it or move out of the state. I get so tired of persons like Ms. Planakis who every so often try to mess up a good thing.

It's the politicians in Sacramento (Republicans and Democrats alike) who are causing all of this financial misery, so re-evaluate them and try to get their spending under control and eliminate their frivolous pet projects instead of attacking the ones who benefit from Prop. 13 and the state employees who just got laid off or their salaries cut.

Cut back on their state-issued cars. Re-evaluate their budgets and expenses.

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