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Friday, October 22, 2010

Jon Coupal: Prop. 25 could open the tax floodgates

Jon Coupal: Prop. 25 could open the tax floodgates

Here is what Prop. 25 is really all about, in the words of some of its promoters. Talking about eliminating the two-thirds vote for the budget and for taxes, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, said, "The question then becomes one of strategy and timing. Do you try to accomplish it all at once, or do you set a two- to four-year to six–year plan that takes a big piece or two at a time to voters?"

And United Teachers Los Angeles – a major backer of Prop. 25, along with its statewide counterparts the California Federation of Teachers and the California Teachers Association – tells its members, "Further it will send an important signal that Californians believe in majority rule and will help set the stage for taking on some of the regressive elements of Prop. 13."

To Steinberg, Burton and the government employee unions, the "regressive elements of Prop. 13" are the taxpayer protections it contains. If Prop. 25 passes, we know what will come next.

Californians, vote early, vote often and vote NO on 25!!!

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