Election Prospectives Prop 32

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Prop 32 – We vote YES

 

 

Does anyone remember the story earlier this year about the male teacher that had been putting seamen on cookies then feeding them to children at the elementary school he taught at? Well someone in the district caught him they tried to fire him they couldn’t they had to offer him a $$$ settlement to retire, yes we are paying this pervert very well to await his day in court. Someone brought forth legislation to make it easier to fire teachers that had abused our kids; the CTA used their influence in Sacramento to kill this bill in committee. This means your child’s teacher thinks that keeping a child molester/abuser employed is more important than your child’s safety. Prop 32 fixes the $300 plus Million dollar influence these unions have on our Legislators by not allowing the unions to take dues money from teachers and apply it to whatever they see fit, they have to ask first. You want your voice back just vote yes.

 

Tomorrow we will be the death penalty and three strikes props

 

 

Election Protective’s Prop’s 30 & 38

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Prop 30 – We vote NO

Prop 30 is sold as a tax on the wealthy to help pay for schools. The governor and teachers have a hypothetical gun to our children’s heads because they are threatening the worst cuts and extra shortened school years. What is prop 30? Another way for Sacramento and the CTA to reach into our pockets because they over spent in good years and offered extremely lucrative pensions (except for ROP teachers). Prop 30 is a way for Jerry Brown and the CTA to back fill teachers pension fund while raising our SALES TAX & the tax on the wealthy. Show the CTA and Jerry Brown what happens when they hold our children hostage and take them down by voting NO.

Proposition 38: VOTE NO

Increases personal income tax rates for annual earnings over $7,316 using sliding scale from 0.4% for lowest individual earners to 2.2% for individuals earning over $2.5 million, ending after twelve years. During first four years, 60% of revenues go to K-12 schools, 30% to repaying state debt, and 10% to early childhood programs. Thereafter, allocates 85% of revenues to K-12 schools, 15% to early childhood programs.It’s the other individual tax grab, the one by Molly Monger. The money might actually go to the schools, but everyone will see their income tax bills go up.

To those of you looking to help our schools or think its ok for the “rich” people to pay more let’s look at some of the latest money wasting factors:

  1. David Goldstien      from CBS 2 news uncovered the latest government misuse of State Tax      Dollars. Jerry Brown has said the state has made massive reductions his      biggest reduction he touted was the end to the Government Fleet. He told      us he had state employees stop using vehicles that were merely used to      transport to and from home and to different places within the state that      were part of state business. Then CBS uncovers the misuse of rented trucks      by Caltrans officials. Read more about this at http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/10/25/cbs2-investigates-caltrans-employees-who-use-taxpayer-funded-cars-for-personal-use/
  2. At least two      agencies have been investigating Caltrans’ Foundation Testing Branch – whose      technician, Duane Wiles, falsified bridge tests – for financial fraud. In      a recent interview, Robert Pieplow, Caltrans chief engineer, acknowledged      his agency’s ongoing probe concerning possible theft of state property and      improper overtime claims. “We take matters of fraud, abuse, misuse of      state resources, and misuse of federal resources very seriously,”      Pieplow said. He would not provide details. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/12/4050191/probes-zero-in-on-caltrans-test.html#storylink=cpy
  3. The accounting      scandal that forced the ouster of the California state parks director and      her chief deputy has highlighted a long-standing rift over off-roading on      public land. The culture clash has pitted conservationists against drivers      of dirt bikes and dune buggies, who have tangled over how to spend more      than $100 million set aside to buy and manage land for off-road vehicles.      That fund is where state accountants found more than half of a $54-million      hidden surplus, the revelation that sparked the ongoing scandal.
  4. State costs of      about $19.4 billion, assuming 30 years to pay off both principal ($9.95      billion) and interest ($9.5 billion) costs of the bonds. Payments of about      $647 million per year.      This is the high speed rail system that Jerry Brown and state democrats      want to build here in California. The highlighted portion of this bullet      point is important. Where are they going to find an extra $647 Million per      year? How about weigh station fees that trucks pay as they traverse around      our state. So you ask what is that money supposed to go for? Its ear      marked for road repair caused by heavy trucks and the damage they cause,      so looks like the roads that never get repaired still wont get repaired.      Lets not stop there guess how much money was taken from the Cal State      college system $647 Million. So that means we think a failed High Speed      Rail System is more important than keeping college rates low for      struggling students.
  5. JOHN CHIANG STATE      CONTROLLER wants you to believe that he can and will watch the money for      you the emphasis on accountability as seen here http://youtu.be/Y6Du0-rtzeA      . But lets not forget what Mr. Chiang said when millions of dollars were      being found in hidden accounts with the parks and rec department. He      stated that it was impossible for him or his office to accurately account      for all tax money. Watch this ad explaining that the money isn’t earmarked      for schools and can be used elsewhere.
  6. Finally Jerry brown      has told Cal State Students that if prop 30 passes each student will get a      $250 check, if it fails their tuition will increase by the same amount. He      has threatened schools will close early and he will take a massive knife      to education. Aren’t we tired of this hostage situation the state takes      with our kids!!!!! How much longer will California put up with massive      spending and then digging deeper into our pockets?

Tomorrow we will address Prop 32

 

 

Election Perspectives Measures “Q” & “R”

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Measure “Q” & “R”: NO ON “Q” – YES ON “R”

Measure “Q” is the board of supervisors attempt to forego massive cuts to their pay and spending. What bothers me most is that our Board of Supervisors didn’t have to go out and get your signatures to place their competing measure on the  ballot they just drafted it with your tax dollars then added it to the November Ballot. This County Board of supervisors is overpaid and waste millions of dollars at the expense of the County. The Board of Supervisors wants you to believe that this measure will more closely align their salaries with other similar counties. This measure is a way for the political waters to be cloudy and confuse the voters. They also want you to believe that the sole reason for the competing measure is a blackmail attack on their failed efforts to bring this county true and real pension reform.

Measure “R”is a ballot measure to make our board of supervisors a part-time position. This would cut board members’ salary and benefit packages from a high of more than $308,000 to $60,000 annually. It would also reduce allocations for political staff (salaries, mostly) to $300,000 per district. Right now, the supervisors collectively spend $6 million on their staffs (or an average of $1.2 million per supervisor), and one staffer is being paid more than $225,000 a year. So while you work hard at your job(s) making barley enough to scrape by these County Board members want to continue to rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

One of the board members Josie Gonzalez threatened to quit if measure “R” passes because it would not allow her to live at the level she is currently comfortable at now. So sorry but you shouldn’t make so much money while the rest of the county is hurting, and we don’t need any more career elected official’s.

 

 

Other Notable Tid Bits: Pulled from http://reformsbcounty.com/

YOU elected one of the five members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to represent you in your district and help you navigate through the red tape appointed bureaucrats create in county government with onerous regulations and frivolous rules.  Unfortunately, the current members of the board have decided they do NOT want to work for YOU.  That’s right!!
Instead of working for you, the members of the board voted to hire a “Chief Executive Officer” for $300,000+ a year to make the decisions they are required to make – a bureaucrat that does not answer to you. And, they did this without YOUR consent or vote.
YOU no longer have a member of the board of supervisors who can assist you with county department employees who unfairly target you or create red tape to keep you from doing business in this county and squash potential new jobs so badly needed in our county.  YOUR board member voted to give away that authority to an unelected bureaucrat IN VIOLATION OF THE COUNTY’S CHARTER, which specifically says the chairman of the board is the “executive agent” for the county.  Don’t let politicians get away with this.

Vote NO on Q!  Vote YES on R!

The members of the Board of Supervisors are really upset about Measure R.  Like they did in 2006 when the five board members voted to place a measure on the ballot to give themselves a $50,000-a-year pay raise, they are trying to confuse voters with a new initiative – Measure Q – which will allow them to keep their high salaries.  It was the current members of the Board of Supervisors who decided they only needed to meet part time.  Do they deserve full-time pay, including the extra $50,000-a-year pay raise, if they only meet part time?

Measure Q was conjured up by the five members of the board to defeat Measure R – a measure placed on the ballot by almost 74,000 citizens of San Bernardino County.  Measure R will pay them $60,000 a year for part-time work.  That is more than the average family in San Bernardino County earns working full time.  Do not be fooled by their deceptive initiative.  Vote NO on Measure Q.

Vote NO on Q!  Vote YES on R!

Those who helped us collect signatures and/or are endorsing Measure R include Republicans, Democrats, Tea Party members, grassroots candidates for office, community activists, animal welfare workers, members of employee organizations and constituents who are simply fed up with elected leaders who don’t earn their keep.

★★★★★
Kieran “Red” Brennan Former Grand Jury Member WWII Submarine Veteran Initiative Proponent (Original)
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Safety Employees Benefit Association (Sheriff’s Deputies, DA Investigators & Probation Officers)
★★★★★
Robert Lovingood Candidate for First District
★★★★★
James Ramos Candidate for Third District
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Rick Roelle Candidate for First District
★★★★★
Paul Schrader Candidate for Sheriff
★★★★★
Clint Air Founder of Americans for America Tea Party Chapter
★★★★★
San Bernardino Public Employees Association
★★★★★

 

Vote NO on Q!  Vote YES on R!

Tomarrow we take on Jerry Brown & Molly Munger with Props 30 & 38

Election Propectives Measure “V”

Measure “V” – Vote NO

Measure “V” is a new business tax on those businesses that transport, manufacture or store and type of fuel product. The city wants you to believe that this wont effect gas prices because its not being applied to Service Stations. When has anything ever happened to fuel companies where we didn’t feel it at the pump? As of 7:41 on 10/25/12 the cheapest gas in Rialto is 3.99 a gallon according to gasbuddy.com go to Fontana and the price drops 10 cents a gallon, go to San Bernardino and the price drops 18 cents a gallon (keep in mind San Bernardino has a higher sales tax than Rialto and the price is that much cheaper) and in Colton the prices are 5 cents lower than Rialto. Can we afford to pay more money to fuel up in our own city? Why are we the closest to the gas tank farms and we pay the most?

The San Bernardino Sun did a peice on this measure and I found some intresting parts to their story:

Anti-tax groups say the measure, like similar tax votes on ballots throughout the state, is nothing more than elected leaders putting the burden of past bad policy-making on taxpayers today. Kris Vosberg and the Howard Jarvis taxpayers association say, ” What we are seeing throughout the state is cities are nickle and diming the taxpayers to death because they’re finding in the down economy they cant afford the commitments they’ve made to the goverment employees” Vosberg said.

Major oil companies like Chevron & Arco BP operate at the Fuel Tank Farm and Kinder Morgan owns majority control over tank farms property.

If Measure “V” passes companies that manufacture, store and distribute petroleum products will pay 1,500 for each 250,000 increment in gross receipts.

Vosberg said that taxes like measure “V” can have a dampening effect on the targeted industry. This means that these companies can slow their use of our tank farms or even abandon them altogether. With gas prices already at all time highs how can we even think of raising our rates, to assume that these companies will forgo passing the tax along to consumers all over the Inland Empire is a blind way of thinking.

Even a spokesman for the Sacramento based Western Based Petroleum Association Tupper Hull. He said its a hard sell on passing taxes in reference to fuel since we have experienced constant interruptions and market fluctuations that have caused prices to skyrocket.

In California 87 cents of your gas price is taxes. This doesn’t include any county or city taxes these are just the federal and state taxes. This is the main reason we say vote “NO” also we don’t like the impression that the city is sending that if you don’t vote yes our fire and police services won’t be safe.

Sorry just like we told Jerry Brown you can’t hold our children, public safety or roads hostage anymore.

Election Propectives Rialto Mayor Race

Mayor – Vote for 1

We are supporting:

Deborah Robertson

This selection was a difficult one for me because I’m not really happy with anyone sitting on the council right now. On top of that I go against the Union of some of the bravest people in this city our Rialto Police Officers. The reason I choose Deborah Robertson is:

  • Extreme change on our council with a win for her it opens up another council seat.
  • My focus on youth in our city government.
  • Her ability to vote on any agenda item without a conflict of interest (her challenger cannot vote on anything in downtown because of his interest there).
  • Using this job as a way to show Deborah it’s make it or break it time.
  • Deborah stepped up for Flores Park Neighborhood Watch and helped us with issues when the rest of council sat by and did nothing.
  • Deborah understands the danger of the way our public employee pensions are currently formed. She knows to keep our city functional and above water we must change our pension costs.

Most voter guides begin with the BIG TIME regional elections then work down to the local stuff, if you haven’t noticed were a little different.

Also be advised “NONE OF THESE ENDORSEMENTS HAVE COME AT ANY FINACIAL GAIN TO THIS BLOG OR ANYONE DIRECTLY CONECTED TO THIS BLOG”

We put out feelers to people running in local elections to obtain the information they feel you should know about them but we have nothing more to gain that passing along our advice and opinion to people on this monster election. We get our reward from having knowledgeable readers that are energized and ready to cast their ballots.

We will post a different candidate race, Proposition Selection and City and County measures each day until the November 6th Election.

Tomorrow we highlight Rialto’s tax increase Measure “V”

 

 

Election Propectives Rialto City Council

Ok so we know everyone has been waiting with baited breath for our voters’ guide.

Most voter guides begin with the BIG TIME regional elections then work down to the local stuff, if you haven’t noticed were a little different.

Also be advised “NONE OF THESE ENDORSEMENTS HAVE COME AT ANY FINACIAL GAIN TO THIS BLOG OR ANYONE DIRECTLY CONECTED TO THIS BLOG”

We put out feelers to people running in local elections to obtain the information they feel you should know about them but we have nothing more to gain that passing along our advice and opinion to people on this monster election. We get our reward from having knowledgeable readers that are energized and ready to cast their ballots.

We will post a different candidate race, Proposition Selection and City and County measures each day until the November 6th Election.

City of Rialto

Council – Two seats open you get to vote for 2 candidates

We are supporting:

Shawn O’Connell

&

Joe Britt

What is in our council currently? Career Politian’s.

Shawn O’Connell will bring honesty and openness to our city council you may not always agree with him but you will know where he stands and know he is listening to you. Shawn cares so much about what you think he has his home number on his business card.

Joe Britt is the right person to keep the people left in council accountable. Joe has been fighting back against their failed policies and wasteful spending. Joe knows a lot about Rialto’s history he was key to helping us get enough signatures to put the American Water issue on the ballot. You won’t find the water issue there because the current brood took some bad advice from our City Attorney and choose not to honor the signatures. We now know the true heart of our city government when it comes to the poor and struggling middle class because of Joe Britt’s hard work to help push the signatures forward. He will help balance some of the crazy spending that has preceded this last year and Joe WILL TALK TO YOU………… This is very important in our eyes.

Tomarrow is City of Rialto’s Mayor race…………

The Lies in measure “V”

What is measure “V”? Its an increase on the business license tax for those businesses that use Rialto as a base to produce and deliver petroleum products through California. What a perfect time to place yet another tax or restriction on fuel providers and refiners. I say this because California has seen gas prices sky rocket almost 60 cents in one week. In Rialto according to Gas Buddy prices in Rialto range from $4.53 to $4.67 a gallon. So much like the water deal this is another opportunity for the City of Rialto to pile on the bad news to the local residents.

Read their propaganda that has been removed from the city website:

Measure V on November 6, 2012 Ballot

As we enter into a second century of progress, the City of Rialto is committed to providing its residents with a safe, healthy and prosperous place to live, work, and play. The City has made every effort to provide the level of services you need and have come to expect in our community. These efforts have been affected greatly by the downturn in the economy which has reduced City revenues from property and sales taxes, and most recently, the legislature’s decision to eliminate Redevelopment Agencies.

All of this has resulted in a reduction of more than $8 million dollars in City revenues over the past six (6) years. We have responded by reducing the number of City employees, cutting salaries, using funds in our reserve and reducing City services. As we evaluate the projected 2013/2014 budget, we cannot continue to rely on funds in our reserve and will be forced to cut additional services.

So, what is the answer? On August 8, 2012, the City Council unanimously authorized placing a measure on the November 2012 ballot to replace lost tax revenues. Measure V, if approved by Rialto voters, would increase the business license tax for those specific few businesses that use Rialto as a base to produce and deliver petroleum products throughout California.

The business license tax will not be increased for any other businesses, including gasoline service stations. Because it represents a new source of revenue to replace those that have been lost, Measure V has been placed on the ballot for residents of Rialto to vote on.

Additional information will be available over the next few months. If there are questions that the community might have, please contact the City Administrator’s office at (909) 820-2689, or by email at administration@rialtoca.gov.

When has anything happened to petroleum providers that we haven’t felt it in our own pockets? My favorite quote is every time a squirrel farts in the desert gas prices go up. I have heard from those inside the city that it won’t effect gas prices & that it will but only by a few pennies. During the summer you pay 50 cents more a gallon for the “Summer” blend and then add all the extra taxes that California already imposes it adds up to 84 cents a gallon, this is before any of the actual costs are ever factored in.

So lets say Measure “V” adds another 3 cents per gallon, your 84 cents turns into 87 cents and an 11 gallon tank that is 33 cents per tank not allot until you factor in the 100% water rates increase, the high jacking of our ability to lose the UUT, poor management of park safety and cleanliness & poor use of resources. Did you know the city has a lady responsible for writing grants that doesn’t write grants?

Also more and more families here in Rialto are finding themselves living paycheck to paycheck. What makes the city think they have free access into our pocket books?

NBC did a story on local gas prices and why we should expect for them to stay high:

California gas prices eased fractionally Wednesday after five days of staggering increases that saw prices closing in on $5 a gallon, but a Chevron refinery closure through the rest of the year might put a crimp in plans to reduce pump pain.

During the five-day price surges, gas went up about 50 cents a gallon.

The average price of regular Wednesday was less than $4.67 a gallon, down a half-cent from Tuesday, but it’s still the highest price in the nation, the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report said.

The highest average price in the state was $4.75 in the San Luis Obispo, Atascadero and Paso Robles area. San Francisco’s price was just over $4.73 a gallon, followed by San Diego at $4.71 and the Los Angeles area at $4.70.

State officials predicted prices would fall after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered early production of a winter fuel blend to replace costlier summer blends.

The spike in prices was driven by refinery disruptions, including a fire and a power outage, and corrosion problems in a critical pipeline, analysts said.

Many motorists and some lawmakers believe fraud might be more likely than a supply problem so there have been calls for Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to investigate.

Brown moved to stunt the spike by ordering the California Air Resources Board to allow “winter-blend” gasoline to be sold in the state earlier than usual to increase supply. To reduce air pollution, California law requires that gas stations during warmer months use a special blend of fuel that is not widely available.

Early conversion was last needed in 2005 when supplies dwindled because of refinery disruptions caused by Hurricane Katrina.

California usually converts to the gas on Oct. 31. The fuel evaporates in heat more quickly than summer-blends, so sends more pollutants into the environment, especially in warm weather.

Air pollution regulators said they don’t expect the state’s air quality to suffer because of the early start, but the conversion could increase supply by 8 percent to 10 percent, the governor’s office said.

One of the disruptions to the state’s gasoline inventory occurred in August when fire forced the shutdown of the Chevron refinery in Richmond. Chevron said Tuesday the plant will remain closed through the end of the year.

Source: Socal Refinery Closure Could Keep Prices High | NBC 7 San Diego

So we can expect to see gas prices remain high according to this story, why would we ever vote to further burden ourselves with costs we cant afford.

As you will see in the pictures I took of the mailer that was sent out it looks like its a fire safety tax. Why are fire fighters in uniform and standing in front of city vehicles stumping for a measure? Isn’t it illegal to use city resources and paid staff to promote a proposition?

 

 

So what I get from this mailer is that if we don’t vote to further raise taxes on industries that can pass along this tax right back on us.

Plus our local leaders are not blind they know that fuel producers and transporters will just pass this tax onto us. So looks like city council is
asking us to pass a tax on ourselves but hiding it by saying its on someone else.

Plus let’s not forget what George Harris with city staff pointed out when Southwest Airlines decided to purchase fuel outside of Rialto the city lost $150 thousand dollars in tax revenue. Did they see the writing on the wall? How many other companies will decide its better to move operations rather than play fee and tax increase games with our city.

Remember the city must remain but we can make bad choices to force companies to move their operations. Just ask San Bernardino their toxic business climate has chased away IEHP and Starbucks new juice provider to Rancho Cucamonga. We don’t have to file for bankruptcy to become a toxic place for business.

When voting this November 6th remember how much it now costs to fill up your gas tank, how much more you can afford to spend & don’t forget these faces below. Each one wants you to give them a promotion or extend their stay as our local elected leader:

 

Joe Baca Jr wants you to give him another bite at the State apple by electing him to Assembly seat that Amina Carter is vacating. He can’t fit her shoes and he failed once why would we think he can do any better the second time around. Mr. Baca took credit for being part of our effort to remove the failed graffiti contractor when I never once ever heard him make a peep over the poor service. No Mr. I love parks even let parks like Flores Park and Birdsall fall to the wayside and become havens for drugs, graffiti and elicit sex. If you haven’t paid into his campaign he could care less about you, just like his father.

Ed Scott the person that still wants American Water parts of the major failed water deal that will force many Rialto residents to choose food for their families or pay their water bill. Dead lawns and delinquent water bills are in Rialto’s future thanks to this man. Ed Scott wants to be your MAYOR YIKES. Police and Fire have to back this man for if they don’t there is a looming fear of what he will do to their depts. and jobs. Some have called him your everyday elected official and that alone is enough to have me running for the hills away from a career elected official, not a true difference maker.

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