Money Sucking Santa Clara County Government Tube

Dave Price - Editor and Co-Founder of The Daily Post
Dave Price – Editor and Co-Founder of The Daily Post

Santa Clara County government is like a long pneumatic tube. Money gets sucked into the tube from Palo Alto, Los Altos and Mountain View.

The money comes out the other end in San Jose, where it is spent by bureaucrats on their pet project. The North County pays but seldom sees the benefits of its tax dollars.

The proposal Guardino is floating would raise the sales tax rate from 8.75% to 9% for 30 years, giving Santa Clara County one of the highest sales taxes in the country.

This extra .25% is on top of the previous 1.125% in transportation sales taxes we already pay. The sales tax proposed for this November could raise as much as $3.7 billion over three decades.

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