by CABPRO Staff
November 2 Ballot Initiatives Recommendations
Proposition 19: Legalizes recreational marijuana use. Do we need additional legalized substance abuse in the state under the guise of bringing in additional tax revenue at the local level? Remember how the state lottery was sold to us as a means of of funding public education? It's Trojan Horse.
Proposition 20: Redistricting Congressional Districts is a follow-up to the 2008 Proposition 11. Don't we want to be in charge of how our districts are laid out and not leave it to a bunch of politicians and bureaucrats in Sacramento?
Proposition 21: Adds an $18 annual vehicle surcharge (TAX) to help fund state parks and wildlife programs and grants free admission to all state parks to surcharged vehicles. Do we want more surcharges/fees/taxes in these hard economic times?
Proposition 22: Prohibits the State from Taking Funds Used for Transportation or Local Government Projects and Services. State spending is out-of-control. Why balance the State budget off our local backs? Robing Peter to Pay Paul isn't right!
Proposition 23: The California Jobs Initiative puts implementation of AB 32 on hold until California's unemployment rate drops. So far, thousands of businesses have relocated to more business friendly states. We cannot allow our Golden State become a 3rd world state by allowing AB 32 and CARB's regulations to kill jobs.
Proposition 24: Repeals recently enacted corporate tax breaks letting businesses carry back losses, share tax credits, and use a sales-based income calculation to lower taxable income. Isn't it time to stop beating up businesses but instead encourage them to stay and others to come to California?
Proposition 25: Allows the state budget to be approved based on a simple majority instead of the current 2/3 majority. If passed then just a little over 50% of a controlling legislature could tax and spend California into bankruptcy. Don't we need true reform instead of just changing the rules?
Proposition 26: The Supermajority vote to Pass New Taxes and Fees Act changes the state Constitution to require voters to approve, either by two-thirds or majority, local levies and charges with limited exceptions. Doesn't it make sense to make it more difficult to impose more fees and taxes than easier?
Proposition 27: The Elimination of the Citizen Redistricting Commission eliminates the State Commission on Redistricting we voted for in 2008 and returns redistricting to elected politicians. Doesn't it make sense not to allow self-serving politicians drawing their own boundaries?
Selected Candidates Recommendations
Governor: Meg Whitman
U.S. Senate: Carly Fiorina
U.S. Representative 4th Congressional District: Tom McClintock
State Assembly 3rd District: Dan Logue
State Senate 4th District: Doug LaMalfa
Nevada County Treasurer-Tax Collector: Dai Meagher, CPA