Prop. 30 lovers inexplicably think they have moral high ground

Oct. 25. 2012

By Chris Reed

So Proposition 30 is built on a threat — raise sales taxes on everyone and income taxes on the rich or we’ll punish school kids.

Its primary purpose is to preserve a school status quo dedicated to the interests of adult employees, to such an extreme that there’s more concern about protecting child molesters from losing their jobs than about protecting kids from being molested.

And when Prop. 30 starts to falter in the polls because of ads that point out its slipperiness, what happens? The Democrats in the media freak out and blame the forces of darkness — as if Prop. 30 has the moral high ground!

“As Calbuzz predicted and warned, self-anointed school savior Molly Munger (with an assist from her right-wing brother Charles Jr. and the underhanded Joel Fox), has driven Gov. Jerry Brown’s Prop. 30, a measure to bolster the state budget and prevent draconian cuts to the schools, below 50% in the polls.”

Groan. How is it possible that Jerry Roberts and Phil Trounstine can have their blinkers on about the California Teachers Association after all these years? How can anyone in the media?

Prop. 30 deserves to fail for many reasons. One of them is that it is amoral. Threatening children to coerce voters is disgusting. That Jerry, Phil, Dan Morain, George Skelton, etc., don’t grasp this is a comment on the power of Sacramento groupthink.


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  1. Richard deSousa
    Richard deSousa 25 October, 2012, 09:13

    It’s worse than that! The pro Proposition 30 knuckle heads don’t tell the voters the Sacramento legislators have the right to raid the funds of Proposition 30 to use the revenues for other purposes (according to the office of the Secretary of State (a non partisan office).

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  2. Thomas20
    Thomas20 25 October, 2012, 09:24

    Why is it the governor threatens public schools if we don’t vote for prop 30? How much support would it get if his threat was to give pink slips to 1000 usless bureaucrats. Hmmmmmmm! Lets see. How would I vote then?

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  3. Michael
    Michael 25 October, 2012, 09:32

    Steve: Why is anyone shocked that proponents of Prop 30 are threatening to punish voters and their children if it does not pass… They do it every year. Has anyone wondered why CTA contracts require layoff pre-notices to go out in March, exactly when the legislature is beginning their budget deliberations?!?

    Remember, it’s always teacher and police officers that lose their jobs when budgets need to be slashed. I have not seen anywhere that 1 administrator in the school district offices will lose their jobs. Makes you wonder where their unions are when that happens. Guess the unions are more interested in running the state and not helping their members.

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  4. Bonnie Cappella
    Bonnie Cappella 25 October, 2012, 10:14

    I hope California voters will read the fine print and realize this will be a money grab for the state’s entitlements and pensions not for our schools. They can reroute the heavy taxes we would have to pay to their own pet projects, the children will not benefit and we will all lose!!!!!

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  5. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 25 October, 2012, 10:30

    “How is it possible that Jerry Roberts and Phil Trounstine can have their blinkers on about the California Teachers Association after all these years?”

    The real question is, how is it not possible? Roberts, Trounstine and their ilk are just Democrat partisan hacks. They care as much about the truth as those MSNBC wackjobs. Take a look at the Calbuzz front page today. It prominently features news analysis from that paragon of elucidation Al Sharpton for God’s sake! Anyone who presents that slimy fathead as a serious political commentator is too pathetic to take seriously.

    Maybe the Calbuzz boys have been using their medical marijuana cards lately. It’s hard to tell given the permanent state of delusion that characterizes the left wing mentality.

    “Prop. 30 deserves to fail for many reasons. One of them is that it is amoral.”

    Chris, you’re giving these people way too much credit. Prop. 30 isn’t amoral, it’s immoral. Any time someone uses extortionist tactics and lies to sell you something that’s bad for you, that’s just plain immoral.

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  6. us citizen
    us citizen 25 October, 2012, 12:26

    NO more taxes……..NO on 30 and 38!

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  7. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 25 October, 2012, 16:42

    The sweat beading down your Kmart T-shirts…..slurs, bashing, cries of agony… so so sorry….Prop #30 by a hair!

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