The Scare Tactics That Backfired

Hazlett, Tom
July 1978
National Review;7/21/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 29, p887
The article points out that the scare tactics used by politicians who opposed Proposition 13 in California, which reduces property tax, have backfired. Proposition 13 was leading by only 27 to 25 percent on April 3, 1978, and politicians who tried to scare the voters about the negative effects of reduced government spending. However, the taxpayers have been fed up with high tax payments and voted for the proposition.


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