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Read Measure AA Carefully

Original post made by Alameda Co. Voter, Highland Oaks, on May 12, 2014

Fellow Citizens, please read Measure AA carefully before you decide whether or not to extend our sales tax increase another 20 years. From the text of Measure AA in the sample ballot, it will provide "primary, preventative healthcare for local residents including indigent, low-income, and uninsured ... "

I thought Obamacare already fixed the problem of unaffordable health care and I understood it provides health insurance for those who could not otherwise get it. Why do we need to pay more sales taxes for something that we are already paying the federal and state governments hundreds of billions of dollars?

As for the other things AA will supposedly provide, why are the billions of dollars that property owners pay to Alameda county not enough? Not to mention the recent tax increases enacted by the CA state government. Alameda county cannot provide emergency services out of all that funding they already have available? If not, how is it being spent?

I believe this sales tax increase is unnecessary, and I hope you will consider it carefully before you vote.

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on May 12, 2014 at 1:52 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

I can't recall ever seeing a tax rolled back or expired. Just like the bridge tolls from the Bay Bridge, instituted in the 30's. They were supposed to be temporary...apparently, temporary is a relative term that extends more than 80 years with no added benefit.

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Posted by lll
a resident of Birdland
on May 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Lawmakers never let taxes roll back.

The times also reported on AA that because we have a local source of revenue, the amount of funds we receive from the state from Obamacare is being reduced. Now that we have Obamacase, the tax should actually be removed, and not extended.

The recent debate by our assembly candidates had Sbranti saying he would push to keep proposition 30 as a permanent tax. One more reason not to vote for him.

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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm

More Buckwheat politics. Predictable. Will these people never tire of taking our money and spending it at the liquer store?

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