It's amazing. There will a perfect avalanche of tax proposals on the November ballot. Almost all of them are being touted as absolutely vital to the continued well-being of their individual voting constituency. Many are described as a "temporary band-aid."
Well, I have news for you. If these measures are passed, they most likely won't be temporary. And if the "band-aid" is ever pulled off, the wound will still be there, worse than ever. Nothing will be solved.
Pension costs have gone to totally unrealistic levels due to atrocious planning by the various agencies. The only way stop this madness to vote down * every * tax proposal on the ballot. All of 'em! This will send the clearest possible message to our rapacious agencies.
Things may get worse for the short-term, but they will get much better when those agencies realize that the answer to their fiscal problems is not another tax.