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December 26, 2012 The Julian News 13 California Commentary Is Jerry Brown The New Voice Of Reason? by Jon Coupal I HOMES 0 CABINS 0 LAND. RENTALS ° PROPERTY MANAGEMENT. VACATION RENTALS Is it possible that Jerry Brown, provideatremendousadVantage110192 - a life-long Democrat, is now the to tax backers because those www u];an-rea]es -a -e.com.j ... voice of reason in Sacramento? . with no obligation to. pay are There was a time when already likely to vote yes. And Democrats were proud to declare themselves the defenders of working people, the middle class or those who aspired to become middle class. As recently as the 1990s, there were Democrats in the Legislature who upheld this tradition• Sadly, over time, these defenders of average citizens who are the homeowners hardest hit by these taxes? Why it's those working folks who Democrats used to defend. These bills appear to be only the tip of the iceberg of coming legislation that would undermine: the taxpayer protections contained in Proposition 13. have been largely replaced byWith Democrats in the those who are more selective Legislature salivating over about which interests they care opportunities to increase This Cuyamaca Lake view custom home in on 4+ acres 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 3 car garage, about• revenue, the role of the once guest suite, 1330 sf bonus room and many custom features Truly custom in Julian Estates, 3 Bedroom, • l Q"ll ll31tldnt The priorities of this new and future governor, whose 3 Bath, Den, 2 car garage on 6.89 acres. ',P /-wlvvv breed of Democrat has shifted popularity is at a new high, 2 Master Suites, one handicap accessible. to issues like what kind of light becomes magnified. Mature forest plus orchard and horse residents remain unemployed•bulbs are you using in your home Brown,s'iaxpayershavebeenjustifiablYwillingness to put his . : consuming•To°r how many calorieSthese are,,nannyyOU criticalhis willingness°f Jerry Brown,to commite'peciallYto property. $4991000 i staters," creating the California spending $100 billion, or more, Blueberry Commission is their on the bullet train, while other idea of helping the economy in pressing budget priorities go a state where several million, unfunded. However, because of ...... .................. ....... ~+ ~2~,~ ~ ~ ~; These representatives believe reputation on the line and fully that their narrow agenda socommit hisconsiderablepolitical i = important that anybody who skills to pass Proposition 30, he ..... has a job, a business or who is almost singularly responsible - 5, acres_.._°f gently .... ........ sloping land wen views, Great Locale, ample parking, easy access, elecmcl[y, Well, aria pao has been marginally successful, for its election success. Unlike " wellon property, 2 well maintained buildings should foot the bill with higher his colleagues in the Legislature, taxes• When Proposition 30, the governor has responded 2.5 acres with views, electricity, well, pad, IUIlI I.III.I Owner Hay Carry and a 700 square foot rental cabin. the $50 billion tax increase, was to this achievement with a $891000 Owner May Carry Reduced to $599,000 passed in November they were moderate tone. He has said that jubilant -- not just because they the state budget should now stay would now have more money balanced for years to come, and to spend, but because many has pledged that any surplus believed this represented a new revenue will be used to pay down era in California where the public the "wall of debt" -- the principal -was ready to embrace new taxes, reason California has the lowest And it didn't hurt their morale credit rating of all 50 states. that their party elected super- Additionally, Brown has majorities to both houses of the cautioned against "over-reading Legislature. voters' intentions and declared Already State Senators he will oppose any additional i 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin in the trees. New introducedMark Leon legislationand Lois Wolkto makehaVeit vote.taxes not approved by a public paint inside and out and new carpet. Wrap .49acre. Electric at corner and water shares easier to increase property taxes Overthe years, our renaissance/~~_V,J/~"~~~~l~J around deck with great views. Close to convey, County approved septic layout, on homeowners. Known as governor has been described llll( jpo town. great views. Best deal on the mountain at "parcel taxes," homeowners are as eccentric (and worse) ~ ' per month 28, 00 compelled to pay a set amount because of his philosophical for the privilege of living within a and spiritual musings that often community imposing the tax. A seem extraneous.However, Wo, lectric, Panoramic Views $175K young couple in a starter home, Democratic leaders in the I an elderly couple in a bungalow Legislature would be wise to take [ "V¢ erc test, Septic Layout & Surveyed. Panoramic views Electric Nearby REDUCEDTO $160K and " and a multi-millionaire in mansion to heart Brown's recent comment 6.32 acres - Pine Hills - Incredible view lot. Completed Perc Test, Survey and Septic Layout. Both lots at a discounted rate of $320K all pay the same amounL Whileto reporters: "When Iwas doing parcel taxes are legal, they Zen-meditation in Japan back in require a two-thirds vote under the late '80s, before going to bed Proposition 13. If Leno and Wolk rd say with mediators, Desires get their way, these taxes will are endless, I vow to cut them (NAPSA>--"By taking a few . " P..... ~ll~l~ I be imposed with a lower vote down.'" -.. " .... • • L -- threshold even though a majorityJon Coupal is president of precauuons, small-business own- . . ~lll~lTlllll~ll~l~h~ ~ ii ~[[[~l~lllllll~ & ers can help protec~ themselves • mH • I Answers the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers ~1 " _~. ,..,1.. ","'-,1...1,~'--'', , 20OINUIti3on ~l~ve~ 21 ~i~ of these taxes Bass under the ........... BUT TRUE ]III ; I;II .... . . r Association-- b alffomla s larges[ GuHent system r anlzatlon . (3 ~ q I q A S 19 0 l 0 V . . • . . grass-roots taxpayer o g " " 39 V 0 N 19 n 3 J_ v i~leedless to say, Iower!ng the dedicated to the protection of ,~ b~ ~w,~ vote threshold for approval would Proposition 13 and the advancement I" I I o-ltwas beloved American film star Katherine Hepburn who made [O!kl!3!3,1,3] I • ** of taxpayers'rights. I the following sage observation: Love has nothing to do with what New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not I -fi rrJ F you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give q , q v q " q x • 6 3 ' -- which is everything." '- I " I ~ " I " t " I - I- I - I - I- I"l • . I la Ivl ININIolal I, Ivl encouragethem to takeup moreof my time. " I )' - You mlght be surpnsed to learn that one out of every18 people 1±l_4111cJlallla119131Ai31Ni •.. • + . 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