Tuesday, October 9, 2012
My Recommendations of the Propositions on California's November 6, 2012 Election
We certainly have a plethora of Propositions don't we? I usually characterize a Proposition as a punt by the legislature (don;t they make the big money and campaign to make these decisions?). They put hot button stuff out there for the people to decide since they are unable to do their job. But the odds are if the people pass it, the courts will boot it, like most controversial items. So here we are with 11 little gems from numbers 30 to 40.
Proposition 30 is a NO Temporary taxes to fund education
Proposition 31 is a NO State Budget and some say it contains vestiges of Agenda 21
Proposition 32 is a YES Political contributions by corporations and unions
Proposition 33 is a YES Insurance rates set by driver's histories
Proposition 34 is a NO Death penalty repeal
Proposition 35 is a YES Human trafficking
Proposition 36 is a NO Three strikes law
Proposition 37 is a NO Food labeling
Proposition 38 is a NO Taxes for education and early childhood programs
Proposition 39 is a NO Taxing treatment for multi-state businesses
Proposition 40 is a YES State Senate Redistricting
I am not going to do all the work for you, (wink wink) it has already been done for me by Dottie Ray Souter. I am in agreement with her and I think the only Proposition in doubt might be 31. I went to each one and read the summaries, review the people and organizations for and against and read their reasons and then decided. Is is not science but I specifically am opposed to more taxes and government controls. I look to see if the measures champion freedom or slavery. I side with freedom.
I was almost against the YES on Prop 32 until I saw the independent expenditures were exempt. It is clever though in that one would think this is in opposition to the SCOTUS decision, Citizens United, but I don't think it is. The labor unions are going apoplectic so it must not be all that bad.
Then we have the social Props, the opposition to the death penalty and the Three Strikes law. I put Three Strikes in there as a social prop since in my view the crooks need to stay put and the social engineers of the left will go out of business when all the crooks are unavailable for their rehab programs. The human trafficking measure does not go far enough for me though. Since these monsters traffic our women and girls in the sex trades, I say those men need the snip snip of their manhood so they will always remember we don't treat females in the way. But, not likely gonna happen.
Prop 31 is a conundrum to me since on its surface it appears to be almost workable but when one reads the words (which are the things adjudicated later) I could interpret some to be sneaky ways out of the real intent. I just don't trust the legislature and their pals. They can't balance our budget (a Constitutional requirement) and they can't seem to cut spending so here we go, raise the taxes. They have wrecked our education system but we get two more measures to raise taxes to dump into the dysfunctional system. If only the people of California would toss these liberals out and out grownups in charge. Sigh.
Then we have the redistricting measure. I spoke at the regional hearing in Auburn as did many others from our community back in May 2011. The Commission was deaf and nothing they did with our areas resembled what the people wanted. So, when others saw the disaster in the Senate lines they took it to the people.I hope it passes and gets our state back into a "fair" structural state of being.
Good luck to all my Yes's and No's and I hope I see some victories. But, this is a democrat state and LA and SF are a democrat strongholds. That is where the big vote numbers are. So who the heck knows?