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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

"Gang Czar" Tax On Homeowners Headed For Ballot

The City Clowncil is preparing yet another ballot measure to raise taxes.

The Clowncil will try to pit renters against homeowners to achieve the two-thirds vote needed for a tax hike, by calling for the tax hike to apply ONLY to real property owners. The Clowncil vote to draft the measure was 13-0. Not one Clowncil Member stood up for you, the taxpayer. Not one.

As you will recall from my previous posts, which you presumably print and pin to your bulletin board, renters comprise just under 66% of the population. At least, they did last time anyone did the computation. By now, however, they may constitute more than 66%, the magic threshold for a tax hike. (Click here to see my beautiful pie charts in my report to Clowncil Member Perry explaining why Measure H failed.)

As you will also recall from my previous posts, I saw this tax cut coming the moment I heard "Marshall Plan."

And just so we're clear: we don't need a tax hike; we don't need new programs; we need more police; we have more than enough money to hire plenty of police; and we had plenty of money long before the City illegally imposed the trash tax (by calling it a "fee"), ostensibly to hire more police.

The City, by the way, already has "23 scattered anti-gang programs it currently funds to the tune of $82 million a year." Did you get that? Each year, another $82 million disappears into these programs, yet we have a gang problem. So why in God's name would the "solution" be to pour another $50 million per year into these programs? Answer: because the City Clowncil's solution to EVERYTHING is always, "raise taxes, spend more." That way, they can give more of YOUR money to the people who REALLY get them elected: special interests that donate to their campaign funds.

Apparently the Clowncil is too chicken to put the tax hike on the May ballot, and is aiming for the next election thereafter. So gangs are a huge crisis, and we supposedly can't afford to stop them without a tax, but we'll wait a year or so to see about the necessary tax hike. Classic Clowncil.

Here's the L.A. Times article: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-gangs24jan24,0,485173.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Daily News version: http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5073135


Anonymous Anonymous said:

With all the waste and fraud in current "gang prevention" programs, we don't need more of these, and certainly don't need a tax increase to fund them. Rescind Special Order 40, sanctuary city policies that fuel lawlessness and disrespect for the law, and crack down on illegal alien gangbangers!

JUST SAY NO TO THE HAHN TAX INCREASE !! Let these overpaid clowncil members fund any more programs from their bloated $171,000 + annual salaries.

January 24, 2007 11:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma's girlfriend Laura Chick N Shit needs to AUDIT the programs now. You would think after LA Weekly came out with their story on 18th gang banger abusing all the money he got from city someone would have said let's audit. Father "gangbanger" Boyle gets millions from city to coddle his gang members and he needs to be audited. He hires attorneys to rep them in court. That's our tax dollars people. Connie Rice said millions are being wasted. Clowncil says NOTHING AND SIT ON THEIR ASSES AND WANT TO TAX US. Everyone needs to fight this.

January 24, 2007 11:37 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Maybe THIS will be the wake-up call that finally makes L.A.'s zombie electorate start paying attention to how badly the City is run. I doubt it though. After all, the Oscars are coming up. . . .

January 24, 2007 11:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I was starting to feel sorry for Jose with all the postings since the weekend. But when he puts out crap like this I wonder if he really has what it takes for another chance to stay in office. He's ADD Antonio's bitch and instead of addressing the gang violence and pedaphiles on the Eastside he's planting Antonio's stupid fucking trees as if that's going to do anything you moron.

Come Join Councilman Jose Huizar for a community tree planting in Boyle Heights and Estrada Courts- to make Los Angeles greener, healtier etc. January 27th.


January 24, 2007 11:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Marroquin. Need I say More?

January 24, 2007 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It is amazing that reporters don't bother to ask Chick why she doesn't concentrate on these wasteful prevention programs.

January 24, 2007 12:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

David Z, Rick Orlov, Steve Hymon c'mon you guys go after the tough stuff and ask that Cuntroller why she isn't auditing the gang programs with millions going down the toliet? How do clowncil decide how much money people like Father "gang banger" Boyle gets compared to the other programs. He's an Antonio homie.

January 24, 2007 3:35 PM  

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