too much is extracted from us in taxes, fees, and assessments already;
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1. Report on County by County Sales and Use Taxes from the State Board of Equalization
2. "Riverside County Libraries Shelve
Old Ways: First to hire private firm to manage
3. Library Systems and Services -- the firm that Riverside County hired to improve libraries.
Taxpayers' Association and Tax Foundation:
Data Reports: On average, state and
California - 1995-96 State, Local, and Federal Tax Burden: Rising Cost of
7. "Study: Each American Pays $2,462 In
'Hidden Taxes'" -- Important revelations from the
Income Tax Data -- This Tax Foundation page shows
(for example) that by 2002,
10. The Importance of Preserving Prop. 13 -- by researcher Stephen Moore, of the Cato Institute.
11. Where Rail Transit Works, and Why -- the Heartland Institute's common-sense analysis
photo at left was taken in July of 1999,
"A fundamental precept of this nation's
Senate Bill 3 eventually became a $350 Million library bond issue that was passed by California voters in March of 2000. It provides for the kind of capital expenditures that are duplicated by at least $1 Million per year of the annual $12 Million in new taxes anticipated should Measure L pass.
Like other public agencies and their allies, Measure L tax promoters collected and using thousands in campaign dollars from tax-exempt groups and county contractors. Meanwhile, tax opponents have no tax exemption, and no fat county contracts potentially available to contributors.