Calif. Proposition 25; The Unlimited Tax Increases and One-Party Rule Forever Act
We’re headed down the last lap toward the November elections, and covering all the conservative candidates we can find, even supporting “moderately” conservatives ones to stop the patently leftist ones from taking or keeping office. Unfortunately, times are desperate for California and the nation because we conservatives snoozed for far too long and it’s boiling down to November 2010; mistakes we make here in this election could spell doom for our state and country for years…we seriously may never recover.
Take Proposition 25 as an example, the “Passing the Budget On Time Act”. Democrats and unions know we’re sick of seeing California slide with no budget because “they just don’t seem to be able to get along in Sacramento”, and played on that with a fuzzy little title that will get voters thinking; “Oh, this is just what we need! Now they’ll have to pass a budget on time!”
Well, lets look at that for a minute; the reason the budget doesn’t get passed on time is the Democrats in of the legislature control want to throw as much money into whatever projects they can that will make the unions happy and get them re-elected. The GOP is too weak in numbers to stop any of this if it goes to a 51% vote scheme, and if Jerry Brown somehow gets the best of Meg Whitman in November, the door will be open to unlimited tax and spend, and the coffin lid over California may be nailed shut forever. Call it “fear mongering” if you want, but what hope will we have when the libs in California drive the tax paying population out to other states or countries? Think it’s not happening already? Read this and come back then, but we need to get the sad truth out there for our friends and family to understand, we are really on the brink here.
Getting back to Prop 25, Dan Walters at Sacbee writes Prop 25 is;
Backed by unions and Democratic politicians, the measure would eliminate the decades-old requirement in the California Constitution for a two-thirds legislative vote on the state budget.
Its advocates contend, with good cause, that the two-thirds vote has usually meant weeks of delay each year in passing a budget, capped by some sort of expedient get-out-of-town deal that leaves underlying problems unresolved. Typically, votes are acquired one by one with special favors.
Proposition 25’s practical effect would be to eliminate Republican leverage on the budget, which is why GOP lawmakers and their business allies intensely dislike the measure.
What we don’t know is whether Proposition 25, if enacted, would actually improve the Capitol’s abysmal record on governance, especially in fiscal matters, and – more importantly – whether its passage would have hidden consequences, intended or unintended.
Supposedly, the measure would not affect another section of the constitution, enacted by voters as part of Proposition 13 in 1978, that requires two-thirds votes “for the purpose of increasing revenues.” But the California Chamber of Commerce and other opponents contend that Proposition 25’s precise language opens the door to new taxes without super-majority votes. [My emphasis]
There’s no way anyone can convince me that if the Democrats have the ability to raise taxes at will to cover their massive spending schemes that they won’t do it. Kick the can down the road to our great-grand kids just so they themselves can say “They DID something” and get themselves re-elected. One party rule is a non-starter anywhere it’s tried, ask the Iraqis how well that worked.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but after seeing the monster 2,000 plus page bills filled with hidden union paybacks and crony loopholes handed down by the US Congress I’m not ready to trust anything the Democrats pass anywhere, period.
I’m not only voting “No” on Prop 25, but “He** NO!!” if I can find that box to fill in on my ballot.