I freely admit to being somewhat less than a genius when it comes to matters of numbers. I get by, mind you, but am in no way a whiz. I am also not an economist, accountant, or tax professional.
Having said these things, I pose a question. What kind of money can a tax extension or hike be expected to raise?
For shits and giggles, let's imagine that the good, right thinking people of the "Greater Sacramento Area" © approve a tax for a Entertainment and Sports Complex. What kind of money would that raise? A quarter cent tax? A 1 cent tax? An additional fee on tickets for events at the complex is easier, Number of tickets X extra fee = revenue.
What happens if the terms of the increase exist beyond what is needed to pay for the ESC? Could that money be placed in the general funds of the counties (in a proportional balance)? Use the money for schools, cops, or any of the 100 other things that keep getting the short end of the stick?
I, for one, would have no problem with a small increase. I see it as almost vital to the "GSA"©" to have such a complex. Tax hotel rooms, rental cars, etc... Every little bit helps.
My apologies for the rambling tone, just finished out the first month of the 4th son. Got to get back to work, just to get some rest.