Comment: The reason sales tax rates keep rising

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The reason sales tax rates keep rising

is because this is what's always printed on the ballot for sales tax increases:

"To offset severe and repeated State cuts and provide funding for: 911 emergency response services; maintaining firefighter, paramedic, and police officer staffing levels; continuing community policing, senior services, after-school gang and drug prevention programs; repairing potholes and sidewalks; and other general municipal services; shall the City of Los Angeles enact a one-half cent transactions and use (generally referred to as sales) tax, with required independent audits, public review of expenditures, and all funds used locally?"

No one ever votes against that language.