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Beware of the unfair tax scheme

Posted: October 30, 2008 7:23 p.m.
Updated: January 1, 2009 5:00 a.m.

Measure R is "Robin Hood in reverse" - it takes from the poor and gives to the rich.

Taxpayers from across the county are being rolled by the downtown Los Angeles special interests to fund the costly multi-billion-dollar subway to the sea.

Crafted in the heat of the night by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa without input from elected officials outside the city of Los Angeles, Measure R denies - for the next 30 years - taxes generated by the nearly 7 million people in the Gateway Cities, the San Gabriel, Pomona, San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys for their vital public transportation needs.

Our county must invest in a regional transportation plan - but Measure R is an unfair tax scheme that funnels billions of tax dollars away from vital regional projects.

It is opposed by three members of the Board of Supervisors, many of our 88 cities, and elected officials from across the county


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