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Prop. 1A won't cure state's overspending

Original post made by Prop 1A Info, Jensen Tract, on May 15, 2009

There is a great opinion piece on the Sacramento Bee about Proposition 1A. It is at: Web Link

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Posted by jay
a resident of Downtown
on May 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Saw this press release for the No on 1A committee. Gray Davis, the governor who gave us this pension crisis, is stumping for 1A. That is enough reason there to vote against it!

Here is the press release:

Just one week before the May 19 Special Election, opponents of Proposition 1A extended their thanks to former Governor Gray Davis today, as he has assumed the role of lead spokesperson for Proposition 1A.

The former Governor, who oversaw California’s rocky economic times in 2003 – including widespread electricity blackouts, massive state deficits, and the tripling of the car Tax – began stumping for Prop. 1A over the weekend.

“We suspect that inviting Gray Davis to be a spokesperson for so-called ‘budget reform’ is an attempt to inject humor into the campaign --- who’s next, Bernie Madoff?,” said Jon Coupal,
President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and Chairman of No New Taxes, the Committee formed to defeat the $16 Billion Tax increase. “Putting Gray Davis front and center illustrates what we’ve been saying all along, that Prop. 1A is all about the ‘status quo’ –
maintaining the power of the Sacramento politicians who got us into this mess. It is a complete farce that the recalled Governor who was thrown out of office for proposing Tax increases is now the public face of the new Sales Tax, Income Tax, Kid Tax, and Car Tax. Gray Davis is the gift that keeps on giving.”