Prop 29 tobacco tax defeated

June 6, 2012

Katy Grimes: Ballotpedia just reported that Proposition 29, the Tobacco tax, was defeated 50.8 percent to 49.2 percent.

Whew! That was close.

But in the end, I think voters are just distrustful of another tax, and particularly how politicians would spend the funds.

 

Proposition 29
Result Votes Percentage
Defeated No 1,958,047 50.8%
Yes 1,894,871 49.2%

21,993 of 21,993 precincts reporting

Prop 29 was written to be able to stay in place for 15 years, with no legislative oversight, and would have created a $735 million a year fund without specifications on the spending.

Read other CalWatchdog stories about Prop 29 HERE

 

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  1. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 07:30

    YIPPPEEEEE!!!!

    A real squeaker. But whether it’s by 1.6% or 20% – a win is a win!!! This money grab has been defeated. The leeches will have to look elsewhere for their free money. Thanks to big tobacco for financing this win for freedom and liberty!!! Hell, I don’t even smoke and I might light one up this morning in celebration!!! 😀

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  2. queeg
    queeg 6 June, 2012, 07:34

    Now people will invest for the kids…November …..very modest revenue enhancement.

    See…how good things work out for nice people!!!

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  3. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 08:15

    June 5th was only a preview of what’s to happen in November. A dress rehearsal. For you it will be another tear jerker. For us it will be a comedy. A new day has arrived. The people have woken up to the scams and gotten a little smarter. No longer can your ilk pull the wool over their eyes. A new awakening. The scams are done. Sorry.

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  4. Donkey
    Donkey 6 June, 2012, 08:29

    Lets tear it down with a wrecking ball Beelz!!! 😉

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  5. Donkey
    Donkey 6 June, 2012, 08:31

    Lets tear it down with a wrecking ball Beelz!!! 🙂

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  6. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 6 June, 2012, 08:37

    Normally I despair of The Idiots Republic altogether but the events of yesterday give me an uncharacteristic spasm of optimism. Thank you Big Tobacco, when choosing between you and Big Gubmint, no contest. Light ’em if you got ’em.

    Too many wins in one swell foop. I can’t take it all in yet. Maybe I’ll just let it wash over me like a warm ocean wave. What will the Big Labor Cartel bosses do after they get done crying to their mistresses? Beat their wives, kick the dog or retire to their favorite tavern to drown their well deserved sorrows in alcohol? Will they renew their dastardly plotting or bring out the long knives? I envision a blizzard of finger pointing and recrimination on the left, followed by disaray and maybe, just maybe, national defeat for the Big Labor thug swarm.

    Queegy, please go back on your medication. The men in white coats with the clinical attitudes are getting concerned. You don’t want any more involuntary commitments do you?

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  7. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 08:46

    “Lets tear it down with a wrecking ball Beelz!!!”

    Just gimme me a sledge hammer. I’ll bring her down brick by brick! 😀

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  8. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 08:52

    “Too many wins in one swell foop. I can’t take it all in yet. Maybe I’ll just let it wash over me like a warm ocean wave”

    We haven’t had one like this in a long, long time, Dys. Learn to enjoy it. Cherish it. Embrace it. Sometimes when things go so terribly wrong for such a long time and then something extraordinarily good happens – we want to discount it because we don’t think we deserve it. BS. Inhale deeply and enjoy the taste. And this was just the appetizer. Better things are down the road. If you think June 5th was a standing 8-count – then November will be a right haymaker that knocks them into the bleachers. heh. The tide has turned. A new day has arrived. The collective consciousness of the people has awoken.

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  9. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 6 June, 2012, 08:55

    So where is Teddy Steal today? Crying in his cups maybe. Or hiding under the covers waiting for mommy to bring warm milk and cookies. Most likely he’s down at the local pharmacy stocking up on industrial strength anti-depressants. He’s going to need them.

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  10. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 09:26

    Teddy is probably on the public union hotline talking to a counselor. heh. I suspect the counselor is telling Teddy not to worry, that Gov Clown is going to fight for him and that everything will be ok. heh. Naturally, the counselor has never taken a math class before. Just social science classes learning to tell people what they want to hear. heh. He or she wouldn’t know an exponent symbol from a greater than symbol. heh. I think the public unions will have to hire many more phone counselors in the next 8 months. The phones are going to be ringing off the hook. I can practically hear the overpaid cops whine “They aren’t going to take my 3%@50 away, are they? That’s not fair. I am going to run to a judge and ask him to make it go away.” heh. These freeloaders are in major denial. The first jolt of bad news came this morning for them. And it ain’t going to get any better either! 🙂

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  11. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 6 June, 2012, 09:39

    Just to dampen the buoyant atmosphere a bit, here behind The Orange Curtain, supposedly a land of hard right conservatism, Todd “don’t get between me and the TV camera” Spitzer got back on the Board of Stuporvisors. Yuck! Just what we need here, another bootlicker for the 3%@50 free donuts for life crowd.

    But wait, there’s more. Calwatchdog reports that all three of the cop lickers on the Fullerton city council got bounced in the recall election. Woo Hoo! Now they can retire to their palatial estates and collect their multiple obscenely generous public pensions. Good riddance.

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  12. Donkey
    Donkey 6 June, 2012, 09:55

    Dyspeptic, the Fullerton recall was a good win for citizens everywhere. Those three clowns used every political lie in the politicians playbook to cover for their poor performance of duties. When it came to the murder of Kelly Thomas the claimed: we don’t control the police, the injuries were only minor, we have no idea why he died, we are not responsible, they were all trough feeding bootlickers and all recieved less than they should have received for being cowards. 🙂

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  13. Bob
    Bob 6 June, 2012, 10:17

    Well, just when I’m about to give up on the Colliefornia Sheeple they surpise me!

    Maybe they aren’ always as much sheeples as I think.

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  14. Bob
    Bob 6 June, 2012, 10:17

    So where is Teddy Steal today?

    Maybe he’s out having a smoke?

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  15. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 10:18

    “Maybe he’s out having a smoke?”

    No, you got it backwards, bob. He got smoked! 😀

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  16. queeg
    queeg 6 June, 2012, 10:33

    Relish your little tweek…..going to ck the mail. The golden trough overflows this time of the month. Thank you. Thank you. Especially to DONKEY!!!

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  17. Donkey
    Donkey 6 June, 2012, 10:41

    Queeg, it seems as if you are getting a little “Stockholm Syndrome” over me, just breath deep my RAGWUS feeding leech. 😉

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  18. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 10:47

    “The golden trough overflows this time of the month”

    Just beware of the golden flow trickling down from the irate taxpayer. Hope you own a nice sturdy umbrella that can withstand about 60 psi.

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  19. Joanne Genis
    Joanne Genis 6 June, 2012, 12:36

    Sure glad to hear this…close call.

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  20. Bob
    Bob 6 June, 2012, 12:39

    I tell ya, I’m surprised at these Colliefornia voters.

    I’m starting to wonder if maybe clown Brown ought to be a little worried about his tax increase right about now.

    Maybe, just maybe, the Colliefornia voter will wise up and not allow that crusty old buzzard and the rest of the DemoNcrats to rip them off yet again.

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  21. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 12:49

    “Maybe, just maybe, the Colliefornia voter will wise up and not allow that crusty old buzzard and the rest of the DemoNcrats to rip them off yet again”

    Word spreads fast, especially when the ones footing the bill are feeling the pain, bob.

    I think the voters will raise the middle finger to Clownboy in November. When people see their taxes go up they don’t see any improvement. Things only get worse. Even a rhesus monkey starts to connect the dots if every time he reaches for a banana he gets an electric shock. Humans are no different. Eventually it sinks in. The proof of that was last night’s voter outcome.

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  22. Bob
    Bob 6 June, 2012, 13:06

    I think you’re right, Bub.

    Clown Brown ought to be worried and his union masters ought to also, considering what happened in Wisconsin.

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  23. Bob
    Bob 6 June, 2012, 13:07

    Hah! Check out this Clown Brown cartoon…

    http://www.calwatchdog.com/2012/06/04/gov-brown-gets-union-love/

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  24. Donkey
    Donkey 6 June, 2012, 13:22

    Good one Bob!! Jerry reminds me of Mr. Burns from the Simpson’s cartoon. 🙂

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  25. John
    John 6 June, 2012, 13:28

    Naive reporting by Grimes. Given recent statewide elections, 20% of the ballots may be uncounted and unreported. Look at the 2010 Attorney General race. The SOS should release the uncounted ballot report tomorrow. Prop 29 will probably lose due to late breaking opposition to the initiative, but it really depends on which counties have large % of uncounted ballots.

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  26. queeg
    queeg 6 June, 2012, 16:24

    You dream. Californians have sense. They want professional services and we gladly provide them…win.win.

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  27. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 16:41

    If you are seeking professional services do not go to a California government office in search of it. It would be like driving to the desert to play in the snow. You’ll only end up disappointed.

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  28. queeg
    queeg 6 June, 2012, 18:19

    Without government NETHS posters would have supressed global warming climate change!!!!

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  29. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 19:20

    Americans somehow continue to function in spite of government, not by aid of it. 🙂

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  30. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 6 June, 2012, 21:55

    Utah is the number one state for least amount of smokers,california is second for least amount of smokers. 10 years ago we voted to tax an extra 50cents on a pack,we are an anti smoking state and have the least amount per pack tax in the nation! But 80 million bucks poured in from the corporate tobacco pigs and changed that!! Again, special interest pig money wins!!!People must really love cancer……

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  31. Donkey
    Donkey 7 June, 2012, 06:14

    There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.
    There is no greater guilt than discontentment.
    And there is no greater disaster than greed.
    Lao-tzu 🙂

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  32. queeg
    queeg 7 June, 2012, 09:49

    Conservatives are a greedy lot…..sitting at their discount store XP computers telling us to starve the poor and not educate the kids.

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  33. Donkey
    Donkey 7 June, 2012, 10:33

    Conservatives have many faults because they are human Queeg, but a true Conservative belives is spending less than they make, saving for a rainy day, helping their fellow citizen, being honest, virtueous, and chaste in all dealings in their daily lives.

    As opposed to the average RAGWUS feeder that would steal the false teeth from a homeless woman to fund their obscene pay, benefits, perks, and pensions. 😉

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  34. queeg
    queeg 7 June, 2012, 10:41

    Donkey…how cruel!!!

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  35. Donkey
    Donkey 7 June, 2012, 11:11

    I love you Queeg, but the truth must move forward!! 😉

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  36. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 7 June, 2012, 12:41

    “As opposed to the average RAGWUS feeder that would steal the false teeth from a homeless woman to fund their obscene pay, benefits, perks, and pensions”

    That’s being too kind.

    They would knock the gold fillings from the mouths of their deceased parents to finance their visits to the Mustang Ranch outside Vegas.

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  37. Donkey
    Donkey 7 June, 2012, 14:38

    Classic Beelz!!! 🙂

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  38. BonnieGadsden
    BonnieGadsden 13 June, 2012, 16:57

    Good, we are taxed enough already!

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