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Bipartisan coalition supports school facilities bond on November ballot

Original post made on Aug 5, 2014

Assemblymembers Joan Buchanan and Curt Hagman, along with many supporters from around the state, urged Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday during a news conference to sign assembly bill 2235 to place a school facilities bond on the November 4 ballot.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:45 AM

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Posted by More Taxes?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2014 at 8:59 am

When are these politicians going to quit taking their marching orders from these special interest groups that want more & more taxpayer revenue streams in the form of bond debt? Doesn't California already lead the nation in money owed for current bonds?

I hope voters recognize this latest attempt to extract tax dollars, in the name of our childrens education of course, as the baloney that is. How many dollars were spent on polling to determine what dollar amount taxpayers are willing to fork over.

Why not just say the truth and tell the electorate that they can vote for higher salaries and pension contributions for educators, and a steady stream of additional funding for the entitled, Project Labor Agreement, union contractors. Seems to me that BILLIONS in bonds were just passed, for school construction, during the recent election cycle. This smells like a political down-payment to the unions in advance of, and exchange for, tens of millions in campaign contributions.


Posted by Julia
a resident of another community
on Aug 5, 2014 at 9:24 am

I totally agree with the log-in person "More Taxes".

Some day the voters will wake up and realize how stupid the politicians think we are. They have a good reason for thinking that way...most of us always fall into their self-serving trap.

Play it again Sam and we will dance to your repeated song...Give me more and more and I will give you back nothing...I know it's not a real song but it should be.

Thank for listening and I hope everyone read "More Taxes?"

Julia Pardini from Alamo

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 5, 2014 at 9:30 am

Taxes are necessary to maintain a certain standard of living. Don't forget that if you don't pay any taxes, you will go to jail...that's how it works!

i rest my case...



Posted by lll
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 5, 2014 at 11:44 am

I assume the ballot measure for this bond will start out with "this bond will not cost you anything."

All the bonds start that way to trick people into voting for it. While it will not raise your taxes (directly), it takes money away from running the state (like transportation, teaching, etc.), or taxes have to be raised to keep the same programs.

This is like telling somebody that if they buy a house on credit (i.e., a mortgage), they will not have to go to their employer to demand more pay.

All bond measures should start out with the cost, including interest, and the money to pay the annual payments will need to come from other items in the budget.

Posted by Rand is a pansy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2014 at 6:52 pm

So, um, Manny, why is your guy wearing an Army Strong tee shirt? Surely it's not to insinuate that he spent any time in the service, is it? Because, as you know, being the selfish, possessive individualist that he is, he chose to let other people do the fighting for the U.S.

Do you like this guy because of his racist beliefs? You may recall how fairly recently he lamented passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act? That is, more than once he's rued the fact that civil rights legislation mandates that restaurant/café owners have to allow people of color to sit at their privately owned lunch counters.

Posted by Pleasanton was nice forty years ago
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 5, 2014 at 8:42 pm

affirmitive action is in inself racism

Posted by Rand is a Pansy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Dear Pleasanton-has-passed-you-by,

My favorite color is green.

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