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Villaraigosa calls for overhaul of Proposition 13
SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 8/16/11 | Dan Walters

Posted on 08/16/2011 3:43:35 PM PDT by SmithL

In what could be an initial foray into statewide politics, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called Tuesday for a renewal of progressive politics in California in the nation, including an overhaul of the state's iconic limit on property taxes, Proposition 13.

"Progressives have to start thinking - and acting - big again," Villaraigosa declared in prepared remarks for the Sacramento Press Club, to counteract anti-tax and anti-government drives by the Tea Party and other conservative blocs.

"If the Tea Party in Washington and their counterparts here in Sacramento are intent on pitching jobs overboard in the mindless pursuit of ideology over country, we have to be willing to stand and defend our people," Villaraigosa said, adding, "And yes, that means making a case for new revenue to sustain long-term investment."

Villaraigosa was particularly critical of the spending cuts that Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature's Democrats made to balance the state budget after their efforts to extend some state taxes were rejected by Republicans. Those cuts, he said, will damage California's ability to educate its children and remain economically competitive.

"Governor Brown, I say we need to have the courage to test the voltage in some of these so-called 'third-rail' issues, beginning with Proposition 13," . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: antoniovillaraigosa; california; losangeles; prop13; rat; taxandspend; tonyvillar; villaraigosa
Birds gotta fly,
fish gotta swim, and
Rats gotta TAX!

1 posted on 08/16/2011 3:43:47 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

the La Raza Mayor craps forth....


2 posted on 08/16/2011 3:46:35 PM PDT by sappy
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To: SmithL

Hey Antonio - F OFF!!


3 posted on 08/16/2011 3:46:35 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: SmithL

After UCLA, Villaraigosa attended the People’s College of Law (PCL), an unaccredited law school that promotes labor union causes in Los Angeles.

Villaraigosa’s desire to practice law has been prevented due to his repeated inability to pass the Bar Exam, which he has failed four times.[6]

After PCL, he became a field representative/organizer with the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). He later served as president of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Federation of Government Employees.


4 posted on 08/16/2011 3:49:23 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: SmithL

He wants to throw native Californians like me out into the streets so that illegal aliens from Mexico can take over my humble abode. Plain and simple.


5 posted on 08/16/2011 3:49:25 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: SmithL
'Villaraigosa said, adding, "And yes, that means making a case for new revenue to sustain long-term investment."

"Progressives" can't even bring themselves to say "new taxes". Instead they cloak it as "new revenue", "revenue enhancement", "increase revenue" so they don't continue to get tagged as tax and spend liberals.

6 posted on 08/16/2011 3:49:44 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: SmithL

F U Tony Vilar


7 posted on 08/16/2011 3:51:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SmithL
I knew this was coming. The leftist coalition is simply too powerful. They are going to put us in the streets and turn our homes over to their constituents.

Once the redistricting is completed and Proposition 13 eliminated California will be the first state to fall under totally uncontrollable and permanent leftist tyranny.

California is America's future.

8 posted on 08/16/2011 3:52:29 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SmithL

...you see, this is another way Dems can grab tax dollars to funnel to illegals, unions and other public employee/pet government projects. The teachers unions would love to take more from the property owners...

It’s full-scale Marxism on display, the Government has become more important than the businesses that support it, so down, down, down the drain goes California.

Revenues = Commie term for taxes.


9 posted on 08/16/2011 3:53:49 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: SmithL
pitching jobs overboard in the mindless pursuit of ideology over country

This is what is called "projection" - ascribing your own motives to your opponent. For radical Brown Nazis like Villaraigosa, job-destroying ideology is not a bug, it's a feature.

(I always got a kick out of George Putnam calling him "Mister Villygarossa" all the time.)

10 posted on 08/16/2011 3:55:49 PM PDT by Argus
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

You, are correct.

There will be no more California, it will become a Socialist state of 80% taxation, no drilling and Mexico Norte with all the luxuries of Ciudad Juarez or Tijuana.

This may be my call to exit, stage right.


11 posted on 08/16/2011 3:56:39 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: SmithL

Hint for Tea Party in California. Another Proposition further limiting property tax should be working on now.


12 posted on 08/16/2011 4:00:02 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Proposition 13 can only be repealed by a popular vote, redistricting can't effect its limits on property taxes.

What redistricting can do is put Democrats over 2/3rds in each house of the Legislature, allowing them to raise income and sales taxes without the consent of any Republican legislator.


13 posted on 08/16/2011 4:00:49 PM PDT by only1percent
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To: SmithL

Maybe there aren’t as many trillions of dollars of real estate taxes to be ripped off and misspent as there were a few years ago, but its still potentially a lot of money...


14 posted on 08/16/2011 4:03:35 PM PDT by Vesparado
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To: forgotten man

**He wants to throw native Californians like me out into the streets so that illegal aliens from Mexico can take over my humble abode. Plain and simple.**

You have that right! He wants to build more housing, more schools, more welfare, social services, etc. for his people.
What he is doing is inviting more in from Mexico.


15 posted on 08/16/2011 4:08:34 PM PDT by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: SmithL


16 posted on 08/16/2011 4:09:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's spending for 3 months)
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To: wac3rd

correct.

he’s a loser. in over his head. like obama.


17 posted on 08/16/2011 4:11:31 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: SmithL

How about if we dump you and the illegals on the other side of the border?

Is that big enough thinking?


18 posted on 08/16/2011 4:15:33 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: only1percent
mob rule.... welcome to the natural outcome of one man one vote

folks without any skin in the game are writing the rules...

19 posted on 08/16/2011 4:42:01 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: wac3rd
It’s full-scale Marxism on display, the Government has become more important than the businesses that support it, so down, down, down the drain goes California.

Then one by one each state goes & ....follow the dots. Only this nation is saved by an all out revolution & that's not to happen in a rigged ballot box.

20 posted on 08/16/2011 5:08:02 PM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: VeniVidiVici
"Progressives" can't even bring themselves to say "new taxes". Instead they cloak it as "new revenue", "revenue enhancement", "increase revenue" so they don't continue to get tagged as tax and spend liberals.

I am sick of the Orwellian rhetoric...

21 posted on 08/16/2011 5:21:42 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: only1percent

The legislature can put a constitutional amendment on the ballot. Given the current and future demographics such an amendment would win and Proposition protections 13 will go.


22 posted on 08/16/2011 5:25:08 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SmithL

Villaraigosa, damn you! Seems like every few years we have to fight to keep Prop. 13, even though the majority voted for it. We’re throwing in the towel, finally convinced the wife for us to get out of California. Going to the mid-west where some sanity remains.


23 posted on 08/16/2011 6:08:21 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
You're right.

Maybe this is why Tony Villar (his birth name) built that super high fence around the L.A. mayor's mansion in spite of height limits.

He won't have to look at the devastation he causes.

It'll be like the Mexican cartels and corrupt Federales and their benefactors with him in their roll of creating endless misery to "save" people from.

He's a sick racist bastard.

24 posted on 08/16/2011 6:26:54 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Wisconsin Vote Today: Kim Simac vs. fleebagger Holperin)
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To: sappy

“La Raza Mayor craps forth...”

Tony Villa (that’s his real name, not Villaragosa) is a former LA gang member and a permanent POS. But you won’t read about that little tidbit in the media or see it on CNN.


25 posted on 08/16/2011 9:00:10 PM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: SmithL
"If the Tea Party in Washington and their counterparts here in Sacramento are intent on pitching jobs overboard in the mindless pursuit of ideology over country, we have to be willing to stand and defend our people," Villaraigosa said, adding, "And yes, that means making a case for new revenue to sustain long-term investment."

This mindless idiot is all La Raza all the time.

Pitching jobs overboard?
The lowest IQ legislature in history has done that all by itself, and it hasn't yet sunk in, evidently.

This will never happen; Prop 13 is the only defense for the taxpaying homeowners in California.
It has already been rendered less useful by redefining taxes as "fees."

Time for a more active TEA Party presence in California?

26 posted on 08/16/2011 9:28:20 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: wac3rd
Revenues = Commie term for taxes.

"Investments" = commie term for more taxes.

27 posted on 08/16/2011 9:30:29 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: SmithL

"Allright, I'll give him another twenty minutes....but that's it!"

28 posted on 08/16/2011 9:34:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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I’ve been surprised how long the leftists in Sacramento have been willing to keep their greedy paws off of Prop 13.

It will be the tipping point. The sign, CA is well and truly scr*wed.

Never to rebound.


29 posted on 08/16/2011 9:40:08 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: Ernie Kaputnik

Villar, I think.

He stole “Raigosa” from the wife he cheated on. To sound more ethnic.


30 posted on 08/16/2011 9:42:08 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: newzjunkey
Maybe this is why Tony Villar (his birth name)
built that super high fence around the L.A.
mayor's mansion in spite of height limits...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

With broken-glass bottles cemented on the top.

31 posted on 08/16/2011 9:44:19 PM PDT by Studebaker Hawk (These geeks are a dime-a-dozen. I'm looking for the man with the dimes. Freddy Blassy)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“He stole ‘Raigosa’ from the wife he cheated on. To sound more ethnic.”

Didn’t know that. Oh well, it appears that you can take the gang-banger out of the barrio, but you can’t take the barrio out of the gang-banger.

Any FReepers know what his murdering, gang-banging, b!tch son is doing these days? I recall that Ahnold gave him a pardon. Is he back out on the street? If so, has he murdered anybody yet? (That’s another little tidbit we’ll never hear about in the news or on TV.)


32 posted on 08/16/2011 10:08:03 PM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: dfwgator

Howard Jarvis, great man, RIP.


33 posted on 08/16/2011 10:11:24 PM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: Ernie Kaputnik

I wonder what he thinks is going to happen when the latino home owners of this state realize that La Raza Mayor wants to take more of their Dinero?


34 posted on 08/17/2011 8:49:54 AM PDT by sappy
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To: sappy

I suspect they will drop-kick his butt to the curb when they realize “that”. Then again, most of them aren’t paying much in taxes anyways, and they will just assume that us “gringos” will pick up the slack.


35 posted on 08/17/2011 9:43:00 AM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: Ernie Kaputnik

those crackers have to go.........to work.


36 posted on 08/17/2011 9:59:14 AM PDT by sappy
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