Stephen Moore, of the Club for Growth, explains why the 25th anniversary of Californias Proposition 13 is worth celebrating.
"Why should we now celebrate the legacy of Proposition 13 after 25 years? For two reasons. First, Proposition 13 and similar taxpayer measures in other states have saved average homeowners tens of thousands of dollars in property tax payments over the past twenty-five years. This is money that would have fueled an even more rapid escalation in state and local public bureaucracies if those dollars had been sent to state capitals and city hall. That is why the majority of California voters still say they would vote for Proposition 13 if given the chance.
Taxpayers nationwide also owe a debt of gratitude to the Proposition 13 tax revolt movement because it proved that, when properly organized, citizens can rise up against unresponsive government and its economically disabling policies that threaten our economic well-being and our basic freedoms."