Thanks everyone. I might be comparing apples to oranges... I'm not really a statistics major. I do know I pay high income tax, registration, sales tax, and high fees of all sorts in Calif. I would think I should at least get a property tax break, but I find out my property tax, even though it's "low" because of prop 13 is still $20 higher than the national average. I certainly can't feel bad about that.
Prop 13 has a benefit even for new buyers. Their property taxes won't raise more than 2% per year either (stability is good), and if they stay a while, the benefits will be big for them too. At least, if they can afford the house now, they won't be taxed out of it because of something they can't control.
I highly doubt California's problems stem from prop 13 anyway...so many of the homes out here are new and I've read Californians move on average every 5 years, negating the benefits.
Please don't be haters. I will still fight to lower your taxes...not raise mine. I still love California. I'm typing this from my laptop as I sun in the 70's.