Miami-Dade Voters Overwhelmingly Choose to Remove Mayor

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    MIAMI -- Mayor Carlos Alvarez was ousted Tuesday by voters angry over a property tax rate increase and salary raise for county employees in a county struggling to recover from the recession.
    With 100 percent of precinct votes counted, 88 percent voted to oust the mayor, making Miami-Dade the most populous area, with more than 2.5 million people, ever to recall a local official. Just 12 percent of the 204,500 who cast ballots were in favor of allowing Alvarez to finish his second term, which ends in 2012.

    Alvarez said he was confident the county's professional staff will work hard to ensure a smooth transition to a new administration.

    "It has been an honor and privilege to serve this community for the past 35 years," Alvarez said in a statement. "The voters have spoken and a time of healing and reconciliation must now begin."

    Miami-Dade Voters Overwhelmingly Choose to Remove Mayor - FoxNews.com
     
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    from what i have just read about him, he seemed like a reasonable guy...a reasonable, clean politician....and yes, I know he is a Republican...at least that is what i just read....but some of his other positions and the stances he took on them, seemed reasonable....not necessarily the increase in pay for gvt employees
     
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    Raise taxes, raise spending? You get the boot no matter the stripe, looks like.
     
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    Lesson: Don't raise taxes of hardworking Americans in a recession. It pisses them off.
     
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    An NFL Coach can win the SuperBowl multiple times during his long career. But if he has a losing record this year, he's always in danger of losing his job.

    It's the same in politics.
     
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    He made two mistakes. in this economy he raised taxes and he raised county workers salaries, bad combination. bad. why didn't he take the increased tax revenue and create a few more jobs?
     
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    I see your point...
    great analogy!
     
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    Exactly. What a friggin idiot. Good riddance.
     
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    When are the politicians going to realize that they work for the people?

    A few more recalls like this one and they may get a clue.....but then, they probably won't. :(
     
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    I am voting out anyone who raises my taxes. As a matter of fact property taxes around the country rose during the housing boom & now they need to come back down to reality. If they don't lower my taxes they are out on their ass.
     

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