Take aim at tax-increase Prop. 30

July 10, 2012

By John Seiler

In California, nothing is certain. Nothing makes any sense.

So the courts still might change the numbers just given by Secretary of State Debra Bowen to the propositions on the November ballot. That’s because Gov. Jerry Brown rigged the system so his $8.5 billion tax increase to kill the state economy and destroy jobs and businesses would be the first one, Proposition 30.

For now, it’s: Stop Prop. 30!

We’ll be doing full analyses of all these prop’s. But at first glance, except for Prop. 32, it’s another vast waste of voters’ time and the taxpayers’ money.

Here’s the full list, from the Bee:

Proposition 30 – Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax increase plan
Proposition 31 – State budget process changes
Proposition 32 – Ban on payroll deductions for political contributions; ban on contributions to candidates from unions and corporations
Proposition 33 – Auto insurance rates based on driver’s history of coverage
Proposition 34 – Death penalty repeal
Proposition 35 – Increased penalties for human trafficking
Proposition 36 – Changes in “Three Strikes” sentencing law
Proposition 37 – Labeling of genetically engineered foods
Proposition 38 – Molly Munger’s tax increase plan
Proposition 39 – Increased taxes on some multi-state companies to fund clean energy programs
Proposition 40 – Referendum on state Senate district boundaries

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  1. Gerald Caskey
    Gerald Caskey 10 July, 2012, 10:25

    Do not vote any of them. Enough is enough! They have no money, so they increased the budget by almost 6 Billion, then passed money for high speed rail. Make them stop. And the schoold are in Trouble because 75% of their budget is for Salery’s.

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  2. Rex The Wonder Dog!
    Rex The Wonder Dog! 10 July, 2012, 10:51

    Proposition 30 – Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax increase plan=DOA, will never ever pass
    Proposition 31 – State budget process changes= what does it do???
    Proposition 32 – Ban on payroll deductions for political contributions; ban on contributions to candidates from unions and corporations= YES!
    Proposition 33 – Auto insurance rates based on driver’s history of coverage= NO, what does coverage history have to do with driving skill???
    Proposition 34 – Death penalty repeal= YES, it simply doesn’t work, is applied in an arbitrary and capricious manner, the rich/connected are never charged with death penalty, appeals take 25 years and cost millions, dump it (even though there are MANY who deserve it)
    Proposition 35 – Increased penalties for human trafficking- HELL YEAH!
    Proposition 36 – Changes in “Three Strikes” sentencing law= What kind of changes?? If it is to get rid fo the non violent strikes I am all for it, but three strikes was meant to be applied to people who steal a slice of pizza or steal $1250 worth the videos from Walmart.
    Proposition 37 – Labeling of genetically engineered foods=YES
    Proposition 38 – Molly Munger’s tax increase plan= DOA, will fail by larger margin the Clowns scam tax hike-thank you HSR!!!!!
    Proposition 39 – Increased taxes on some multi-state companies to fund clean energy programs= another NEW PROGRAM-HELL NO, this state does not need anymore “programs”. Period.
    Proposition 40 – Referendum on state Senate district boundaries= Need more info.

    Kids, follow my lead and the state will be running smooth again…..

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  3. Rex The Wonder Dog!
    Rex The Wonder Dog! 10 July, 2012, 10:52

    Proposition 36 – Changes in “Three Strikes” sentencing law= What kind of changes?? If it is to get rid fo the non violent strikes I am all for it, but three strikes was NEVER meant to be applied to people who steal a slice of pizza or steal $1250 worth the videos from Walmart.

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  4. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 10 July, 2012, 12:27

    Get your wallet saddle soaped…your bucks will slide out better.

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  5. Soquel Creek
    Soquel Creek 10 July, 2012, 20:48

    If passed, Prop. 30 would give California the nation’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th highest marginal tax rates, compared to the other 49 states.
    http://www.twitpic.com/a68drw/full

    If passed, Prop. 30 would raise California’s state sales tax, already the nation’s highest. Here’s a chart comparing California’s state sales tax rate to the other 49 states.
    http://www.twitpic.com/a68e2d/full

    Despite all the talk of tax fairness, Prop. 30 circumvents the Legislature’s 2/3rd requirement to raise taxes. In fact, Prop. 30 was “electioneered” by Governor Jerry Brown to only require a simple majority to pass. It asks the 50% of California voters, who pay little or no income tax, to pass a big increase on just the top 2-3% of California taxpayers, who already pay roughly 50% of ALL state income taxes. Prop. 30 is an abuse of the so-called “democratic process”, especially for so-called Democrats. Is this what “democracy” looks like?
    http://www.twitpic.com/a68egp/full

    Prop. 30 asks voters for a four-year, 0.25% rate increase to the state sales tax, which equates to a 3.4% increase. The sales tax hike applies to ALL Californians. Prop. 30 also asks for a seven-year increase on only the top 2-3% of income taxpayers, the one’s who ALREADY pay roughly 50% of all state income tax. The percentage increase ranges from 9.7% to 24.4%.
    http://www.twitpic.com/a68job/full

    The primary reason that income tax revenues collapsed is that INCOMES collapsed for ALL Californians, but especially those at the top. Despite that top taxpayers STILL pay the highest marginal tax rates, Prop. 30 wants to increase those rates, leaving California even MORE VULNERABLE to future market swings.
    http://www.twitpic.com/8pvtzj/full

    California ALREADY suffers from it’s high taxation. The result is that California suffers from a poor business tax climate that drives away jobs and causes are above-average unemployment. California currently has the nation’s 3rd-worst unemployment rate, beating out only Rhode Island and Nevada.
    http://www.twitpic.com/9ivi6g/full
    http://www.twitpic.com/9iuzwq/full
    http://www.twitpic.com/8ntrwn/full
    http://www.twitpic.com/7mp1zu/full
    http://www.twitpic.com/7f05at/full

    Naturally, the public-employee unions and their cronies are bankrolling Prop. 30 and have spent over $13 MILLION as of mid-April, 2012.
    http://www.twitpic.com/a68808/full

    Many of these groups are also recognized as the biggest spenders in California politics, according to the California Fair Political Practices Commission.
    http://www.twitpic.com/75tc0v/full

    What kind of access does that kind of money buy? Just ask California Governor Jerry Brown.
    http://www.twitpic.com/9c5wmn/full

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  6. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 10 July, 2012, 21:31

    Soquel Creek that was the BIGGETS smack down I have ever seen posted here, all of it 100% true, you sir are my new hero………:)

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  7. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 10 July, 2012, 22:57

    San Bernardino votes to files for bankruptcy protection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE SKY JUST FELL TEDDY 😉

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  8. Donkey
    Donkey 10 July, 2012, 23:30

    Rex, the snowball is on the move buddy! The quickness of these BK’s will only quicken, along with the number of cities. There are only a few cities in California that can survive the stupidity the RAGWUS has wrought. 🙂

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  9. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 11 July, 2012, 07:27

    The trailer park twins so happy with financial grief hurting thousands of prople!

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  10. Donkey
    Donkey 11 July, 2012, 08:45

    UH, the RAGWUS was causing hurt on millions of private sector taxpayers long before the cities began to fall to BK.

    We never wanted to have to remind you we “told you so,” but the reckoning has arrived and will be heating up like a worn out bearing in an axle.

    It is clear that the RAGWUS has no idea about the lack of perpetual motion, everything has a limit, and it has reached the point of no return in the case of the RAGWUS greed and fraud. 🙂

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  11. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 11 July, 2012, 09:27

    The Donkey on extreme rightie roll!

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  12. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 11 July, 2012, 09:29

    Taxes will pass or education gets huge cut. Teachers will be selling pencils.

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  13. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 11 July, 2012, 14:57

    Ulysses Uhaul says:

    Taxes will pass …………
    ===
    The taxes are DOA, put your crack pipe down.

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  14. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 11 July, 2012, 15:32

    What is a crack pipe?

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  15. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 11 July, 2012, 22:23

    Put the crack down too

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