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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:
- 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/
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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