PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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Vote for Rico to end Fire Tax

By From page A5 | October 10, 2012

EDITOR:

We have one way out of the illegal Fire Tax passed by a simple majority of the Democrat Legislature with no GOP vote. The California Constitution already provides that all taxes require a two-thirds vote. Prop. 26 was specifically designed to protect taxpayers against hidden taxes disguised as fees. When they call them fees, you only need a majority vote. Proposition 26 is what will save us in the courts against the fire tax. It requires a two-thirds vote to enact taxes pretending to be fees for service. Without Prop. 26 there would be little legal basis to fight the fire tax in court.

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is supporting Rico Oller who is working hard to help to defeat the Fire Tax. His opponent Frank Bigelow was not for Prop. 26 till he became a candidate for Assembly. Now he says he is for it. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association doesn’t believe him and that is why they are for Rico Oller who will fight for the voters and taxpayers.

Vote for Rico.

JOHN STELZMILLER
Placerville

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