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In the New Economy – No One will Actually have a Legitimate Business or a Job  Everybody will Just be Magically Rich – Scamming and Defrauding Each Other with Tech – Startup – Real Estate and Financial Hocus Pocus.

Defying All Known Economic Fundamentals and Standards – Chasing After the Same Dwindling Supply of Real Money.

Driving Range Rovers – Bentleys and BMWs – Wearing Rolex Watches – Living in Ten Thousand Dollar a Month Apartments – Condos and Houses.

Dining Lavishly – Going to Disneyland and Ducks Games – Living the Legacy Good Life – “All on Lines of Credit” and Somehow Magically Paying Taxes Too.

While City Hall – Congress – Educators – Reverends – Public Employees and Developers – Feed Each Other Grapes and Drink Up – Licking – Sucking and Masturbating Each Other – Always Using “Your” Money .

Sexting KidsDriving Drunk or Stoned and Crashing Into TreesMolesting Police Explorers – in a Continuous Corporate – Educator – Religious – Developer and Municipal  – Corruption and Credit Orgy – Group Fuck – and Circle Jerk.

Bank Robbers  – Don’t Call the Police – on Other Bank Robbers.

It’s a Dummied Down – No Child Left Behind – Everything’s OK – Anything Goes  – Walk Away – Bankruptcy – Eat Your Way to 600 Pounds – Have it Your Way – it’s not Your Fault – Jesus Loves You – Society.

The New Economy is that – There is No Economy. –

They’re Smokin’ Vapin’ Drinkin’ Huffin’ and Sleepin’ – Library – Civic Center – and Tustin Area Businesses Overrun by Homeless Encampments.  Alcoholics – Vapeheads – Meatheads – Potheads – Tweakers – Huffers – Third Strikers – Losers – Just Like Some of Your Friends!

Nearly 1 million signatures filed for initiative to strike Prop. 13’s ‘moving penalty’

Backers of a statewide initiative aimed at expanding Prop. 13 for senior homeowners have submitted almost a million signatures to election officials, more than enough to qualify the measure for next November’s ballot, the California Association of Realtors, the initiative’s principal backer, has announced.

Now election officials must verify the petitions to make sure they contain the required 585,000 voter signatures needed to place the measure on the November 2018 ballot.

If approved, the Prop. 13 “portability” measure would allow homeowners who are 55 or older to take their low property tax base with them after selling their home and buying a new home anywhere in the state. There would be no limit on how many times they can use the provision and no limit on home prices (although buying a more expensive home would result in a slightly higher “blended” tax assessment).

Under current law, senior homeowners can take their low Prop. 13 tax base with them only once, only to one of 11 California counties and only if the new home costs the same or less than the one sold.

Under Prop. 13, the landmark constitutional amendment passed by voters in 1978, property tax hikes are capped at 2 percent per year so long as a resident owns the home. But there’s a one-time reassessment for the new owner to market values after the home is sold. The measure has kept homeowners’ property taxes artificially low over the years, even as their home values have doubled or even quadrupled

Supporters say the initiative will ease the state’s housing crisis by freeing up more properties for sale. Many older homeowners who want to move have been staying put to avoid paying higher property taxes.

Although the initiative wouldn’t address capital gains taxes, another deterrent to home sales, it still will help the housing crisis “in a small way,” said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Prop. 13’s original backer.

“That will have an effect of opening up larger homes to younger families so older empty nesters aren’t trapped in bigger houses,” Coupal said.

The initiative’s expanded “portability” provisions also would apply to severely disabled homeowners and disaster victims.

“Voters believe that homeowners who are seniors, disabled or victims of disasters deserve the opportunity to move to safer, more practical homes without being penalized,” said state Realtor association President Steve White. “We are excited to have reached this milestone. … We have the resources and grassroots strength to eliminate the property tax moving penalty.”

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/04/12/signatures-filed-for-initiative-to-strike-prop-13-moving-penalty-for-seniors/

Another One with the “Keys to the Candy Store” – Tustin Cheerleading booster club member suspected of inappropriate contact with underage girl

A 50-year-old member of the Tustin High School Cheer Booster Club was arrested Wednesday for allegedly engaging in inappropriate conversations with a female juvenile, authorities said.
Patrick Thomas, 50 of Tustin, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of engaging in inappropriate conversations with a female juvenile, authorities said. Thomas is a member of the Tustin Hgih School Cheer Booster Club. (Courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department)
Mike Patrick Thomas, 50 of Tustin, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of engaging in inappropriate conversations with a female juvenile, authorities said. Thomas is a member of the Tustin Hgih School Cheer Booster Club. (Courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department)

The suspect, Mike Patrick Thomas of Tustin, is suspected to have made inappropriate contact with an underage girl, including text messages and conversations, an Orange County Sheriff’s Department release said.

During its investigation, the Sheriff’s Department discovered Thomas had been accused of similar activity a few years ago, the release said. No arrest was made in that prior incident.

The department’s investigation is ongoing.

Given his connection to the cheerleading booster club, investigators believe there may be more victims and are seeking additional information. Anyone with information on possible victims can call investigators at 714-647-7064.

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/04/12/tustin-cheerleading-booster-club-member-suspected-of-inappropriate-contact-with-underage-girl/