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Prop 1B and "What's the baseline?"

Original post made by Stacey, Amberwood/Wood Meadows, on May 5, 2009

For those confused by Prop 1B (I know I was), here's the deal.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 5, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

I should add, if someone interprets Prop 1B differently, I'm open so let me know.


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Posted by Penny
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 6, 2009 at 7:27 am

Stacey says: They need to make the cuts instead in the prison system by reforming CA's parole system for starters.

That's spin too! By reforming the parole system, I assume Stacey means that we should release prisoners early. Perhap we should, perhaps we shouldn't. Perhaps prison guards shouldn't be paid, on average, close to $100k per year, not including other benefits, like medical, etc. I'm sure prison administrators are handsomely rewarded as well.

Perhaps we shouldn't be growing our state government in this time of a serious recession.

Perhaps increasing taxes is not the correct approach to all our ills.

Perhaps we all have to do with less.

Perhaps those that don't like it should consider moving to another state.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 6, 2009 at 8:15 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Spin? No, that was pure opinion, not an attempt to state opinion as fact. Nothing to say about Prop 1B?


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Posted by Ken in South Pleasanton
a resident of Downtown
on May 7, 2009 at 1:13 pm

President Obama says he is cutting taxes for the middle class and below (jury's still out on that one, but I'll accept it at face value for now). This is good for the economy because it gives an approximate raise of 25 cents per hour to each recipient of a $500 stimulus check ($500 divided by 2000 work hours per year) which each recipient is going to "plow back into the economy" to help our recovery. NOW, come back to California and we are being asked to RAISE OUR TAXES AND THE TAXES OF FUTURE GENERATIONS by voting yes on all these propositions and local parcel taxes. KAPLOWIE goes the stimulus, shot down by state legislators who are too incompetent to manage OUR tax money. It just does not make sense to approve more taxes and more spending when those who are responsible for spending our taxes have no conscience and no control when it comes to the spending. Don't be fooled or intimidated by the deep pockets of those who would have you vote yes...if it was your money (hmmm, it is your money!) you wouldn't be spending more than you take in every week! VOTE NO AS MANY TIMES AS LEGALLY POSSIBLE AND SEND A MESSAGE TO THOSE IN SACRAMENTO AND WASHINGTON, D.C. THAT WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!


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Posted by Sandy
a resident of Mohr Park
on May 7, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Taxes of future generations?

The propositions (if passed) would maintain increases recently made in taxes for 1-2 years.

I'm not defending the propositions, but I think it's important to make decisions based on facts.


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Posted by Ken in South Pleasanton
a resident of Downtown
on May 7, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Sandy
When was the last time you saw the temporary increase in bridge fares reduced? Why were the sales taxes maintained at 8.75% (in Pleasanton)when things were soooooo good economically speaking? You are kidding yourself if you think that our current batch of legislators (local, state, and federal) will willingly 'give back' what they have taken today to solve a problem they created in the past. I will concede that you are technically right (1-2 years), but do you REALLLY believe that? If you do, you'll probably vote yes. If you are skeptical of these incompetents in Sacramento, you will VOTE NO AS MANY TIMES AS IT IS LEGAL TO DO SO AND SEND THEM A LOUD AND CLEAR MESSAGE THAT WE ARE FED UP WITH ALL OF THIS
!


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Posted by Robert Paul Perez
a resident of Dublin
on May 7, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Simple!! to sum things up ...The Government got you again "Sheeple". They told you there was a problem with the budget and you needed to pay more or lose services. These people are corrupt incompetent bought and sold crooks. There is no problem with the budget!!!! There is a problem with the people spending and overspending the peoples money. They get the unions to join them and run TV commercials to deceive and distort.......again the people get screwed!! Wake up people.....Just tell them no!!! ......then vote them out!!


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Posted by Cosmic-Charlie
a resident of Downtown
on May 9, 2009 at 5:56 am

Thanks Robert, you are spot on!
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Posted by Cosmic-Charlie
a resident of Downtown
on May 9, 2009 at 6:14 am

WYSIWYG formating doesn't work on this posting site. Anyway,
D.R.I.P

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Sounds good, and just about everyone agrees. As the old saying goes..."all politics are local". Most think their local reps. are doing a good job...it's the others that don't measure-up. Pleasanton politicians are you listening?

I am so disgusted with the inability to get good people into office. Our political campaigns and elections are a joke. What do we get to choose from...one really mindless bad dirt bag, or one that just wears a different hat?