Statewide propositions end predictably

Statewide propositions end predictably

vote.countThe statewide propositions ended predictably, with the side spending the most money on TV ads winning. The preliminary numbers:

Prop. 1, water bonds. Winning 68-32. The $7.5 billion in water bonds will cost $15 billion to pay off. For that, only $2.5 billion will go to dams and reservoirs to help alleviate future droughts. It’s a typical California ripoff, with special interests getting the lion’s share of the money.

Prop. 2, rainy day budget fund. Winning 71-29. The Legislature always has figured out ways to grab the money in previous rainy-day funds guaranteed by initiatives. We’ll see if that happens again.

Prop. 45, giving the insurance commissioner authority over medical insurance rates. Losing, 61-39. Massive ads against it doomed the initiative.

Prop. 46, drug testing doctors. Losing 68-32. A silly regulation that would have driven doctors from their profession faster than Obamacare is.

Prop. 47, reducing penalties, mainly for drug use. Winning, 57-43. A big coalition backed it. A rare defeat for law-enforcement unions.

Prop. 48, Indian gaming compact. Losing, 63-37.

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  1. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 4 November, 2014, 22:18

    “The statewide propositions ended predictably, with the side spending the most money on TV ads winning.”

    There ya go!!! Now you’re cookin’! It’s all about the money. Money buys elections! Whether it’s a proposition or a battle for an elected seat. He who pays the most buys the votes needed to win!!! It’s not really a democracy. It’s more like a huge house of political prostitution. The deep money comes from the ruling class. The ruling class determines election outcomes!!! PLEASE, PEOPLE! THINK!!!! I know you want to believe that your vote is critical. But in reality it’s not! You’re being played! 😀

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  2. LetitCollapse
    LetitCollapse 4 November, 2014, 22:39

    “Prop. 45, giving the insurance commissioner authority over medical insurance rates. Losing, 61-39. Massive ads against it doomed the initiative.”

    Now 45 was doomed to fail from the start because it would take cash from the ruling class – the banks and insurance companied. California voters are so so stupid. They fall for the hyped ads every single time. The insurance commissioner already helps regulate car and homeowners insurance. The defeat of 45 means that the health insurance companies get whatever they want. If they want to increase your premiums by 15% a year – they get it! And to keep ObolaCare afloat they will HAVE TO increase your rates BIGTIME!!! If you are a middle class producer you will have to pay for all the freeloaders getting Medi-Cal. That’s why I’ve been telling you……BE A FREELOADER! Reduce your income and jump aboard the Medi-Cal train!!! It’s great health care. Free ER treatment regardless if it’s an emergency or not! Easy specialist referrals! Need a new hip? NO PROBLEM! All labor and material is free! Do you smoke or drink? NO PROBLEM! No penalty for eating like a hog either!! All the diagnostic tests you need!!! Back pain??? Free massages! No premiums. No deductibles. No copays!!! Jump on board!!! If you’re over 55 see a lawyer to shelter your assets so the state can’t grab them when you croak if you want your kids to get them. Your spouse is safe. If he or she outlives you they can’t take the assets after you die. Be smart! Play the system like everybody else does!!! BUT DO IT ALL LEGALLY WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE LAW!!! Nothing follows………….

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  3. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 4 November, 2014, 23:44

    YAWN

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  4. ted
    ted 5 November, 2014, 17:51

    Constipado has an opinion about EVERYthing—-always incorrect.

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