Letter: Prop. 30 just rewards politicians' misspending
California is the highest taxed state in the country. Yet Gov. Jerry Brown wants to raise the sales tax and income tax. Where is the money coming from for the $68 billion high-speed rail plan that no one wants?
I have a seven-page list of California departments and agencies, but instead of getting rid of overhead and unnecessary departments, politicians want to raise taxes and threaten layoffs of teachers, police officers and firefighters.
Proposition 30 only replaces the money politicians have blown that was meant for education. Vote no on Proposition 30.
Proposition 32 stops special interests and puts the people back in charge with these simple reforms: prohibits both corporate and union contributions to candidates; prohibits government contractors from giving to politicians; prohibits corporations and unions from taking money from worker paychecks for political fundraising without their permission.
This is one of the most important ballot measures before us this election. If you want to stop the influence of powerful liberal unions, then vote yes on Proposition 32.
Do you want to pay more taxes? Vote no on Prop. 38 and 39.
This state needs to learn how to manage the income it takes in, like we do, not keep taxing the people more and more. To pass these initiatives would be rewarding bad behavior. Do your job Sacramento, like Clint Eastwood says, you work for us.