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Cover Story October 21, 2004

by lyle e davis

 

North County voters are facing a number of options on proposed tax increases this November. 

 

In Escondido, voters have particularly difficult decisions to make because they have to decide whether to approve an $84.3 million public safety bond issue, known as Proposition P, which will require a 2/3rds majority vote from the electorate if it is to pass, a $496 million Palomar-Pomerado Bond Issue, known as Proposition BB, which will also require a 2/3rds majority vote, the TransNet proposal, which is an initiative which seeks a 40 year extension of a cent tax, also requiring a 2/3rds vote, and it is likely that the Escondido Union High School District probably will ask for a $70 million bond to build a new high school in the next few years.

 

Where does it all end?  How much can the taxpayer be expected to pay?  What are the costs involved to the taxpayer(s)?

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Texas


Note that Texas is the only state with a legal right to secede from the Union (please refer to the Texas-American Annexation Treaty of 1848).

We Texans love y'all, but we'll have to take action if Kerry wins the presidency over Bush. We will miss you too.

Texas has given all those complainers plenty of time to get used to the results. After seeing the whiners along the campaign route, the folks from Texas are considering taking matters into our hands.

Here is our solution:

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