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DO 57 PERCENT REALLY WANT HIGHER CA PROPERTY TAXES?
Calwatchdog.com ^ | January 1, 2013 | Wayne Lusvardi

Posted on 02/02/2013 8:15:06 AM PST by WayneLusvardi

A new public opinion poll reported 57 percent of all California “adults” would favor lowering the majority threshold required to pass “local school parcel taxes.” But only property owners — not all “adult” residents — can vote for a parcel tax in California. Thus, the findings of the Public Policy Institute of California poll are slanted in favor of making school parcel taxes easier to pass and are misleading.

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In sum, the PPIC polls is biased in favor of lowering the voting threshold for a vaguely described parcel tax for “local schools” due to the cumulative effect of the following:

* Oversampling of “adults,” rather than “likely voters,” by 8 percentage points;

* Oversampling of Democrats over Republicans by a cumulative 23 percentage points;

* Oversampling of non-registered voters who are less likely to be property owners by 32 percent age points

* Likely oversampling renters who cannot vote on school parcel taxes by 43.3 percentage points.

(Excerpt) Read more at calwatchdog.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: california; propertytax

1 posted on 02/02/2013 8:15:16 AM PST by WayneLusvardi
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To: WayneLusvardi
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Why?

2 posted on 02/02/2013 8:17:54 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: WayneLusvardi

43% pay the bills.

57% suck on the diseased tit of the state.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 8:18:10 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: WayneLusvardi

Only property owners should get a vote on property taxes. If you don’t pay the bill what do you care how high it is?


4 posted on 02/02/2013 8:19:42 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: WayneLusvardi
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5 posted on 02/02/2013 8:21:09 AM PST by twistedwrench
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To: WayneLusvardi
Raising my property taxes just may be the final straw for me.

They are astronomical as it is.

6 posted on 02/02/2013 8:52:09 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

>>Raising my property taxes just may be the final straw for me.
They are astronomical as it is.<<

I left the state of my birth 1-1/2 years ago for the great State of Texas. Other than the weather and Disneyland, I haven’t regretted it a bit.

Regular gasoline here, btw, was $3.19 a gallon yesterday.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 9:02:17 AM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: WayneLusvardi

I can help here, having lived there a decade. 57% of Californians live in apartments or similar rental housing. That’s all that I did when I lived there.

Being in a rental means not having to pay property tax (only the landlord has to do that...LOL), so they can vote to increase it without affecting them.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 11:01:16 AM PST by BobL
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To: BobL

A parcel tax — as opposed to a property tax — is a flat tax (not based on value of property).

So let’s say a school parcel tax is $500 per year par land parcel. That means a single family home pays $500 and a 100 unit apartment building pays $500 per year.

So in reality renters in a 100-unit apartment building would pay very little ($5/year) but single family homeowners would pay $500 per year.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 11:30:21 AM PST by WayneLusvardi (It's more complex than it might seem)
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