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Old 08-16-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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How many of you LA county residents are going to vote yes on the 1/2 sales tax raise (that will got to funding public transit projects) if it gets on the ballot this november?
What's your take on this proposed tax raise? and do you think the county as a whole will give it at least a 2/3 majority in favor?
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:19 PM
 
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Do you really want a 9.25% sales tax? That's what it'll be if the governor gets his way and this thing passes.
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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then what sort of long range plan would you propose to improve our mobility, quality of life and health in this city and county?
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:37 PM
 
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then what sort of long range plan would you propose to improve our mobility, quality of life and health in this city and county?
SoCal's already jumped the shark on quality of life. I'm leaving. The rest of you can tax yourselves into prosperity.
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:49 PM
 
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I'm voting no, simply because this is the third or fourth time in a generation we've had to vote for billions "that will fix everything!" and it never comes to pass. If anything, the money descends into a morass of corruption, misuse, and campaign re-election funds.
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:11 PM
 
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Build new freeways and make them all toll roads. Only about half of the original proposed freeway system was completed anyway.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Voting No. The money will not be used for what it is suppose to. There's already enough money to build what is necessary.
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: South Pasadena
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I'm voting Yes. We need to get these rail and subway lines built sooner rather than later. "Sooner" should have been 10 or 20 years ago but I'll settle for the next decade.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: West LA
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I'm voting no, simply because this is the third or fourth time in a generation we've had to vote for billions "that will fix everything!" and it never comes to pass. If anything, the money descends into a morass of corruption, misuse, and campaign re-election funds.
This is my biggest fear. I would like to see mobility improved in LA... but I don't know if I trust the current politicians with the $$$.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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then what sort of long range plan would you propose to improve our mobility, quality of life and health in this city and county?
Government can't improve any of these issues, and needs to stop trying to save the world with just a little bit more taxation and stick to its primary responsibilities: police, fire, paramedic services, and street-cleaning.
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