Monday, February 3, 2020

• This Prop 13 Ain't That Prop 13

California will be having an election on March 3, 2020 and on the ballot is something called Prop 13.

I hate to be a jerk, but I can't believe how many uninformed and gullible voters there are in our area alone (Rush Limbaugh calls such people Low Information Voters)

This post is flat out FALSE, yet still has had over four thousand comments and 39K shares.
The 2020 Prop 13 has nothing to do with property tax rates like Prop 13 of 1978 did. It's a bond issue and that's it. 
I urge all voters to learn what is actually on the ballot. 
Finally I had enough and commented about it. 

To the person that said, "Ok if you say so," no, it's the facts of the matter that are "saying so." 

You either want to be equipped with the truth, or you're happy just following the crowd on facebook without employing any critical thinking. It's your choice.

This bond measure is asking for $15 Billion in general obligation bonds. If you want to know what you're voting on, use this link for the details

I'll be urging a NO vote on the 2020 version of Proposition 13 because we just passed a similar bond in 2016, and it's time we slam the brakes on additional tax obligations.

As it turns out, the state restarts the proposition numbers every 10 years. 

I don't know why. 

I'd be fine with either letting the numbers continue to climb to infinity and beyond, or affixing a letter to them every ten years. 

Example: Instead of using Prop 13 again, naming it Prop 13A or Prop 13,000... thing is, they didn't ask me what I thought so we have to deal with what they give us.

Californians last voted on a school facilities bond measure in 2016, which passed with 55 percent of the vote. The bond measure, titled Proposition 51, issued $7 billion for K-12 education facilities and $2 billion for colleges. 

Between 1998 and 2019, voters approved five bond measures for school facilities—Proposition 1A (1998), Proposition 47 (2002), Proposition 55 (2004), Proposition 1D (2006), and Proposition 51 (2016).

Watch the brief video below for an explanation about the 2020 Prop 13 and that it's not connected to the 1978 model.

However, there will be an attack on the 1978 Prop 13 in November. Here's a link to the actual proposition language.

It already has been given a less than forthright title by Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, but hasn't been assigned a proposition number yet. 

Property To Be Taxed Based On Fair-Market Value. Dedicates Portion Of Any Increased Revenue To Education And Local Services.

There is no mention that this would be the biggest tax increase in the state's history... which is the standard operating procedure for Sacramento.

Because of years' worth of duplicitous ballot titles, there is a move underway to remove that task from the secretary of state. Though I highly doubt such an endeavor will ever come to fruition.

In conclusion, please know what it is you're voting on and what it is you're posting about on social media. Remember all that noise about Russia and the 2016 election?
Take it from Mr. Yellow... I think. lol
Whether it happened on any level or not, if people weren't so eager to believe every headline they read on facebook, the point would've been moot from the get go. 
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