State of CA Govenor
1) Meg Whitman | 2) Jerry Brown
- Vote Jerry Brown. Meg Whitman's claim to fame was when she increased 'seller fees' on eBay and then pocketed millions before the company laid off thousands of employees. Do you really want a woman of this character to raise taxes, increase her pocketbook and cuts funds from education and other social programs? She claims she supports "tax cuts". What she doesn't tell is that she is supporting tax cut for the rich, and who ends up picking up the tab? We do.
I remember Arnold Schwarzenegger saying the same thing. Yet, a few years later, guess who is picking up the tabs? We are. How nice for large corporations to receive a tax break while we the working middle class end up picking up the tabs? How? Simple. Inflation and an increase in sales tax. Since govenor, Arnold manage to increase our sales tax from (here in the OC) from 7.75% to 9.75%. Reducing our purchasing power.
Prop 19 - Legalize Marijuana
- Vote Yes. Why should our jails be filled with people who were caught carrying marijuana? Also, our state can use the tax revenue generated from the sale of marijuana. Legalizing it may also prevent small crimes caused by the plant being "illegal". Why should we spend billions of dollar housing people in jail just for carrying or using marijuana?
Prop 21 - Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge
- Vote No. WTF? Why would anyone vote yes on this. Vote YES on Prop 24 to make up for it.
Prop 22 - Prohibits the state from Borrowing or taking funds used for useless govt spending.
- Vote Yes. If we are in a crises, then there is no need to spend tax money on "projects" when our schools are falling apart.
Proposition 22 reduces funding for education, shrink budgets for fire and public safety and make it even harder to balance the state’s general fund budget.
Proposition 22 also locks in protections for redevelopment agencies into California’s constitution. They use local property taxes to fund subsidies for local developers — with no direct voter oversight.
Amending California’s constitution to reduce education funding, shrink budgets for fire and public safety and make it much harder to balance
the state budget is the wrong to choice.
Our constitution should not be used to punish California’s most vulnerable
people and protect developer subsidies.
Prop 23 - Suspends Implementaion of the Air Pollution Control Law
- Vote No. Who's behind Prop 23? Big Texas Oil Companies. Prop 23 will threaten public health & kill efforts to reduce Pollution in CA.
Here’s who’s funding the deceptive Prop. 23 – the Dirty Energy Proposition.
- Total Contributions to date: $8,331,035
- Contributions from oil interests: $8,088,995 (97%)
- Contributions from out of state: $7,411,995 (89%)
- Valero, Tesoro & Koch Industries: $6,575,000 (79%)
- Valero = $4,050,000.00
- Tesoro = $1,525,000.00
- Koch = $1,000,000.00
- Vote Yes. Prop 24 does not raise taxes on businesses, prevents more budget cuts to schools and public safety, and saves thousand of much needed jobs, repeals a shady backroom deal between Sacramento politicians and big corporate lobbyists. (Why would you give these corp a tax break and then pick up the tab? See Prop 21.).
For everything else, just remember to Vote Democrat if you don't know who to pick. Voting Democrat is 'usually' a safe bet when you don't have any idea on who you are voting for. Remember, Democrats usually represents the people. Republicans represents the large Corporations. (Meg Whitman).
Prop 26 - Requires That Certain State and Local Fees Be Approved By Two-Thirds Vote.
- Vote Yes. LOL! Let's call it a "fee" and hopefully no one notices it. Republicans claim they want to "lower taxes". Yet they decide to purposely label this proposition as "a fee". I get it now. Lets CUT TAXES for the rich (anyone making over 300k), and lets make up for it by taxing the middle class.
Meaning of voting yes.
- Requires that certain state fees be approved by two-thirds vote of Legislature and certain local fees be approved by two-thirds of voters.
- Increases legislative vote requirement to two-thirds for certain tax measures, including those that do not result in a net increase in revenue, currently subject to majority vote.
Read more on the different propositions here. http://smartvoter.org/2010/11/02/ca/state/prop/