Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Miami Mayor recalled over Tax Hike - 88% voted for recall

A rise in taxes raised the temperature of many Miami-Dade County voters.

Tuesday they got a chance to express their anger in historical proportions, ousting Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Commissioner Natacha Seijas from office in the first successful recall vote in the county's history.

Oust might not be the right word gauging from the results. Thrown out on his rear end might be the more accurate description.

More than 88 percent of the voters agreed that they were fed up with Alvarez, who was overwhelmingling voted in for his second term in 2008.