1/2 Billion dollars in tax increases.
John Moorlach voted in support of re-authorizing over 180 property tax resolutions while on the OC Board of Supes. According to my research – there was room on these resolutions for adjustments and/or relief.
Contrast – Don Wagner opposed a 2 Billion Dollar Car Tax “extension” while in the Assembly. (That Republicans like Kristen Olsen and Frank Bigelow voted yes on) Opposing this tax is one of the reasons why Don Wagner has the “Soft” 93% CRA Score that Moorlach supporters deride.
This opposition to taxing anything and everything is also why the NFIB, The National Small Business Association, CalTax etc etc etc chose Don Wagner over Big Government John Moorlach…
The OC Board of Supes voted to pass these property taxes (often with increases) every year and many times John Moorlach was the deciding vote in a 3-2 split. This is not the behavior of a tax-fighter or someone who fights for us. This is a bureaucrat. This is someone who sticks his fingers in the prop 63 money and supports bonds with massive interest payments. This is someone who supports taxing illegal aliens. This is Big Government John, feeding at the altar of big government.
The average increase in property taxes was $60 million. This means, then that John Moorlach voted to raise your property taxes by nearly 1/2 a billion dollars when you extrapolate the math over time.
Maybe there is a reason why the State Senator version of Big Government John is paling around with Kevin DeLeon?
The record does not lie. Those that voted to endorse John Moorlach are going to have a lot of explaining to do. The voters – when informed – will reject John Moorlach.