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./ i he S U p e r i o r Thursday, November 1, 1973 'Look ----- Nice Tapes -- Okay, Boy?' Calilbrnia's PRESS AS'SOCIAIION Our Eslobli~hecl in )900 Bill Blauvelt, Managing Editor Pubhshed Weekly by Super)or Pubhshing Company, In(: 148 EaSt Third St Superior, Nebraska 68978 Subscription rates: $6.50 per year or three years for $16.50 payable in advance in Nebraska and Kansas, elsewhere $8.00 per year or three years for $19.50. most vital resource '\ \--. NEWSPAPER 1912 19t3 governing the ways we was once described as, "the g environmental issue be considered by the U.S. g more to shape the environment, economy of life than any other single may consider this an over- but it is difficulty to the potential importance- potential dangers of the land now being considered. )use of land is basic to every type activity from farming and supplies to homesites in urban ;Suburban areas. In fact, man does requires land in or another. dangers of land use legislation to those of air and water laws. Those states which do not develop substantive policies to guide the use of land according to the federal guidelines will have severe economic sanctions imposed. What the bill doesn't consider is that the needs in one area are not the same as those in all areas. The pressures for land use planning in many areas are understandable. Suburban sprawl and shoddy second- home developments have awakened many people to the need for order and rationality in the way land is allocated for use. The bill threatens our right to property in opposition to the Fifth Amendemtnt to the Constitution which says".., nor shall private property be taken without comvensation." However, supporters of the proposed bill say the right to property should not dangers arise because, as we are 'i ing to realize in the case of the include the right to develop it, and laws, the effects go far tough restructions should be placed on ltad clearing the air and water of the use of privately-owned land. ;L.,, . ... :'.. : :!.;: ,,...';t" ,r against By Jerry Martin The most important election being held in America this November doesn't even involve a candidate. It is, instead, a move to establish in California what amounts to a Taxpayers' Bill of Rights, an effort to halt the ever increasing tax burden of the people by placing into the state constitution a realistic and permanent limit on the amount of their income the state can take in taxes. This tax limit plan is sponsored by California Governor Ronald Reagan, whose common-sense approach to problems has made his the most innovative and constructive state ad- ministration in the nation. Drafted after fi year-long task force study, the tax limit plan is the product of some of America's most prestigious economists, including Dr Milton Friedman of the University of Chicago. In tracing the upward spiral of taxation over the past two generations, the Reagan task force discovered that the total tax burden in America (federal, state and local) has grown from 15 percent of total personal income in 193o to more than 44 percent today. Taxes cost the typical family more than food, clothing and shelter combined. The study also discovered what most taxpayers already suspect: There's no end to the growing tax burden in sight. Unless government spending can be brought under some degree of reasonable control, the total tax burden of all levels of government will taking more than half the personal income in America in a few short years. Some economists predict the total tax bite will reach 67 percent of personal income by 1990--if a free economy can survive such a staggering tax burden. Governor Reagan doesn't believe it can. So he's trying to do something about it, to bring, the growth in the cost of govern- ment into balance with the growth of the economy as a whole-- the only way to prevent higher and higher taxes every few years. Right now, California's government takes about 8.75 per- cent of total personal income in that state. If the Reagan amendment is adopted, that percentage would slowly decline over a period of 15 years until it reaches around seven percent. This would mean an expanding state budget to meet ad- ditional costs caused by population growth and inflation. But this growth in dollars could be accommodated without higher taxes Instead, there would be planned tax reductions as the percentage limit took effect. Under Governor Reagan's administration, California pioneered a welfare reform program now being adopted on a national scale. The welfare rolls are down by 365,000, fraud and lltjon. Similarly, the proposed land Further, landowners should be abuses are being checked and benefits have been increased for slation goes far beyond finding required to bear the restrictions with ways to use the land. The out compensation by government. tion threatens our very right to roperty. As proposed, "orderly and esthetic. values" will help determine what use is June the Senate passed the Land made of the land. Who will decide what Qtg?J ~t-...~l~-,~)4.0cJ