Dear Reader: Two of my Tea Party goals were accessing new sources of information and engaging others. I have spent the morning preparing sensible, tax-savvy positions related to the May 19th special election in California. Though most of these seven propositions are touted as “essential for closing the budget gap”, they actually extremely misleading proposals. In fact, the titles of these ballot measures were actually challenged in court. Now, I present them for your review:
NO: 1A, 1B, 1 C, 1 D and 1 E
YES: 1F and 13
Six of the above measures were voted onto the ballot in a special legislative session in Sacramento in February as a negotiated effort between Arnold Schwarzenegger, the entire Democratic majority in the California State Legislature, and a handful of Republican legislators [Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria), Senator Dave Cogdill (R-Modesto), and Senator Roy Ashburn (R-Bakersfield) , Assemblyman Anthony Adams, Assembly GOP leader Mike Villines and Assemblyman Roger Niello].
Please go to the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition’s May 19th Election page for further information on the content and consequences of these proposals.