How many propositions, amendments, and or ballot measures are you facing in this upcoming election? It’s hard enough to decide which Presidential candidate is going to pull ahead at the last minute, and you have to decide if you want to keep current President Barack Obama in place or is it time for a new President in Governor Mitt Romney.
Do we have another choice? Yes but you all know that its going to be one of the above, my suggestion is think it through and make an informed decision, do you really want to hear Mr. Obama continue to blame the previous administration for everything in the world, or is it time for Gov. Romney, its our decision and voting is the only way we can make that choice.
What about everything else they have added to the ballots, we have many decisions to make, some will increase our taxes, fund our schools, keep our politicians in check, blow smoke up our rears, and hopefully change the way our governments are run for the better.
How about the proposition that is supposed to give money to our school systems and rehire teachers? Where is this money coming from? The proposition states that an increase in income taxes on the wealthiest people, and a temporary increase in sales taxes by one-quarter cent on the dollar is the answer.
This sounds like a plan until you read the fine print, money for schools and local public safety programs is followed by terms like “help close the state budget gap”, in my opinion the state approved a budget they cannot make work without raising taxes, this tax will fund the budget, and if this proposition fails the money will then come in the form of cuts to our education system.
Damned if you do and damned if you don’t, so read the fine print in your election guides, one thing I can see in the guide from California is we are over a barrel with our Governor, his promise was no new taxes without voter approval and he is keeping his word, I feel we have a gun held to our head so to say because if we don’t approve this increase, then our schools will suffer more funding cuts.
The schools aren’t really getting more money; it will not be taken away if we give the state a tax increase, so we have to shoot ourselves in the foot one way or the other, too bad we aren’t voting for Governor again, just my honest opinion.
The death penalty is making an appearance on the ballot also, lets all join hands and repeal the death penalty in California, if we repeal the death penalty the crime rate will go down they claim, all death row inmates sentences will be commuted to life without parole, and the state will save tens of millions of dollars each year.
This just doesn’t make sense to me, how can we save money by keeping all our death row inmates locked up until they die of old age as opposed to executing them, it’s not like most are not already outliving their death sentences, I know that I am going to get the old “Eye for an Eye vs. Thou shall not kill” debate but seriously. How are you saving money this way?
Should it really be about money, shouldn’t a person who is convicted of a Capitol Crime like Murder or Rape be held responsible for their actions as opposed to being given a law degree, cable TV, and a job as a telemarketer so they can keep in touch with the outside world.
I know there have been wrongly accused and convicted prisoners, but to save someone from paying for their crime, and supporting them for the rest of their lives at taxpayers expense is a crying shame, how is this saving anyone a dime when the cost of an execution would be much cheaper, Capitol Punishment in my opinion should be a deterrent to crime.
I know I could go on and on, but the point I really wanted to make for all of us, is to read and study everything before you vote on it, make sure the title of the proposals match what they are claiming to do, in my opinion most are doing just the opposite, most will raise your taxes and there is no free money out there anywhere, it all comes from your very own back pocket.
There is my Politics and other things we don’t like segment for this month, tune in next time for something non political, until then have you heard any statements or campaign promises that make absolutely no sense to you.