Original post made on May 8, 2009
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on May 8, 2009 at 12:55 am
With 'pages of reasons to vote "no" and that it doesn't represent good public policy', the best rationale you can come up with is - 'We don't like this package. We don't believe CA legislators can come up with a better one. Let's hold our noses, and vote Yes.'?? How lame.
Send these propositions to a rousing defeat. There is no reason to have a $42 billion and growing defecit. Send this package back to the drawing board and force a better solution.
on May 8, 2009 at 7:07 am
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It reminds me of one of something a pro-Measure G person wrote on this site once...
"Like it or not, vote yes!"
Well, fear can indeed sway many a decision. This shouldn't be one of them. If we're voting on propositions out of fear for what would happen if we don't pass them, then those propositions have no business being on the ballot in the first place. It means that those that put them on the ballot didn't do their job.
on May 8, 2009 at 8:59 am
Being scared and doubting the ability of the legislature and governor to come up with better solutions is NOT a good reason to vote yes on the measures... they are all wrong. The people who thought of these measures don't seem all that competent.
Why don't they, instead, reform all those deals Davis made with the unions? The city of Vallejo had financial issues because of the pensions paid to police, fire chiefs for instance. They get 3 percent (of their salary) for every year worked as pension once they retire, some retire with more than 200K in salary, and that has to change. That is what is making California have budget deficits. You have the unions and Davis to thank for that.
Also cut more expenses: do we really need a county of education? If you call them, there is nothing they can do for you, they say it is all local control. So why do we need a county office of education, on top of a state department of education? The solution is first to cut down all the unnecessary expenses. Walk into any government agency and see the many cubicles with people not doing anything but collecting a paycheck (just walk into any county of education office for example).
For NO on everything except 1F: obviously we don't have good leaders, and they do not deserve a raise.