Isn't it funny how the people in favor of Proposition A remember their defeat back in 1984? They're always whining about how Orange County residents want road improvement but are too cheap to pay for it.
Proposition A offered us a chance to build freeways to nowhere for the benefit of large landowners, developers, auto insurers and newspaper circulation departments. Also thrown in the deal was a mass transit system shaped like a bus.
Tax or no tax, Proposition A was a turkey, and the voters recognized it as such. To continually chastise them for being cheap is only sour grapes.