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Rich Gordon: 'People don't understand where taxes go'

Original post made on Nov 12, 2010

Rich Gordon, the outgoing San Mateo County supervisor who was elected Nov. 2 to the state Assembly, opposed state Proposition 22, which voters approved on Nov. 2 and which restricts the ability of state government to redirect local property tax revenues away from cities and towns.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 12, 2010, 8:43 AM

Comments (8)

Posted by Robert Cline, a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Nov 12, 2010 at 9:38 am

It is clear that Gordon's first priority in Sacramento is a tax increase to increase pay and benefits for the bloated state bureaucracy. He supports all of the union backed infrastructure projects which is his way of paying back the financial support that paid for his campaign.


Posted by Earl Richards, a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2010 at 11:48 am

The Polluters Protection Act or PROP 26 is a treacherous, Big Oil rip-off, which "passes the buck" from oil corporation, clean-up fees to the taxpayer, who will pay the oil recycling fees, the toxic waste fees and other fees. Repeal Prop 26 and restore democracy. Solar power to the people. Big Oil snookered Californians with Prop 26.


Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

Rich Gordon said: "Government could be more efficient, more effective and more accountable." How about adding "less intrusive"? Government should get out of the "nanny" business, and stop competing with, or corrupting, private charities.
"That government is best which governs least" Thoreau
We need a down-sizing of government at all levels.
Prop 13 is a California success story which should be emulated by our sister states.


Posted by Bob, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 14, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I have so much confidence that Mr. Gordon has the best interest of his constituency in mind; rather he is swayed by the people who fund his campaigns.

The only good thing would be if he retired from politics.


Posted by new guy, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 15, 2010 at 10:50 am

Lets see, what these people mean is "They feel like they paid their fair share, (in essence saying), 'Use the money I already gave for sewers. Don't ask me for more.'"

IS:

I bought a house in the Burlingame hills for $3 Million; I already pay over $30,000 a year in property taxes, and now you tell me that I need to pay more. Where does my $30,000 get me?

Trust me, you are on the right track Gordon. We do not know where are money is going, and the more we spend on government, the less we see to get for the money. The money wheel was going to stop at some point. Welcome to your new job!


Posted by Joseph E. Davis, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Nov 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Unfortunately it is all too obvious where our taxes go. This state is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the public unions and their Democratic stooges. They have one interest in mind, and that is increasing the wages and benefits of their members. The future prosperity and happiness of the citizens is very far down on the list of concerns, if it is a concern at all.


Posted by Earl Richards, a resident of another community
on Dec 9, 2010 at 2:22 am

The Polluters Protection Act or PROP 26 is a treacherous, Big Oil rip-off, which "passes the buck" from oil corporation, clean-up fees to the taxpayer, who will pay the oil recycling fees, the toxic waste fees and other fees. Repeal Prop 26 and restore democracy. Solar power to the people. Big Oil snookered Califrinians with Prop 26.


Posted by BUGSY, a resident of another community
on Dec 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

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