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Mayor to voters: "Didn't need that tax, after all!"

Ted Balaker
March 1, 2005, 1:32pm

A recent ad campaign tried to scare L.A. voters into supporting a tax hike to pay for more cops. The ads were slimy, even by big city politicking standards. The tax hike campaign failed, but, what do you know, turns out there was already enough money for more cops: Funny how the threat of losing your job can focus the mind: It's almost enough to make a voter suspect that politicos who claim raising taxes is the only way just aren't too interested in looking into alternatives.

Ted Balaker is Producer


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