The LA Times recently urged voters to reject Proposition 55, which would extend the supposedly temporary sales and income tax increases enacted through Proposition 30.  Not only does the proposed 12 year extension make a mockery of the previous promise that these tax increases would be temporary, but as the LA Times argues convincingly, it relieves the Legislature of any responsibility for devising tax reform designed to promote growth, collect needed revenue, and reduce the State’s vulnerability to volatility in the stock market.   This Proposition, like many others, begs the question:  “What do we send legislators to Sacramento to do?”