Voter Recommendation Summary for California’s November 6, 2012 General Election
Last updated November 2, 2012 at 5:04 a.m. PT.
There are extremely good and extremely bad ballot measures for this election.
Here are recommendations for California statewide Propositions 30 - 40; Los Angeles County Measures A, B, and J; and El Camino Community College District Measure E, followed by a brief summary for selected ballot measures.
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Please vote "YES" on Propositions 32 and 35, and "NO" on all others, including all tax and bond measures, all Los Angeles County measures (except neutral on L.A. County Measure B requiring condoms for adult movies), and El Camino Community College District Measure E. Taxes are unreasonably high. We’re forced to pay for wildly excessive and unsustainable government employee salaries, raises, benefits and pensions; massive welfare fraud (at least 25 percent, billions of dollars per year statewide); and K-12 education costs for illegal alien children who are not supposed to be in California (about 40 percent, $20 billion per year). Prop # Vote Type of Measure / Subject / Measure Web Site 30 NO Constitutional Amendment Income and Sales Tax Hikes (Jerry Brown) Tax hikes will only be used to pay for wildly excessive and unsustainable government employee union and manager salaries, benefits, and pensions that are bankrupting cities, counties, and the state. http://www.StopProp30.com/ 31 NO Constitutional Amendment Two-Year Budget Cycle & Related Governance Changes (California Forward) 32 YES Statute Prohibits direct union and corporate contributions to political candidates, and prohibits automatic payroll deductions for political purposes (Paycheck Protection). Employees and other individuals can still make voluntary contributions to candidates of their choice. Necessary to help prevent city and county bankruptcies due to wildly excessive and unsustainable salaries, benefits, and pensions given in exchange for union campaign contributions. Government employee unions contributed 98% of the $43 million in campaign money to defeat it. http://www.YesProp32.com/ 33 NO Statute Auto Insurance Price Setting: Driver Coverage History Proposition 33 repeals consumer protections provided by Proposition 103. It allows insurance companies to charge more for auto insurance if you let your policy lapse for any reason. 34 NO Statute Repeals Death Penalty in all cases, no matter how many victims, and even if murder prison guards or other prisoners while serving a life sentence for murder. Prevents saving money by using the threat of a death penalty to get murderers to plead guilty and avoid an expensive trial in return for a life sentence. Put on ballot by long-time death penalty opponents. 35 YES Statute Human Trafficking: "Californians for Sexual Exploitation Act" 36 NO Statute "Three Strikes" Dilution 37 NO Statute Genetically-Engineered Foods: Mandatory Labeling This is a Trial Lawyers Full-Time Employment Act. It is a scam designed to allow trial lawyers to extort money from farmers and grocers using shakedown lawsuits even when there are no injuries or damages. http://www.NoProp37.com 38 NO Statute Income Tax Hike: Education (Molly Munger) Taxes are already excessive and tax hikes will chase more businesses, jobs, and taxpayers out of the state. 39 NO Statute Taxes on Multi-State Businesses: Single Sales Factor Taxes are already excessive and tax hikes will chase more businesses, jobs, and taxpayers out of the state. 40 NO Referendum Overturn Citizens Redistricting Commission State Senate Plan (A "NO" vote is a vote to overturn the gerrymandered redistricting plan.) Los Angeles County Ballot Measures: A NO Advisory Vote Advises changing the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor from an elected position to an appointed position not accountable to the voters and taxpayers. B NEUTRAL Ordinance Regulation of adult movie industry requiring condoms for adult movies, public health permit, proof of blood borne pathogen training course. Will likely chase adult movie industry to other counties. J NO Tax Increase Measure J is another 30-year sales tax hike after the previous 30-year sales tax hike approved as Measure R in 2010. It is dishonest and deceptive to ask for yet another 30-year sales tax increase in only two years. Measure 30 will also increase the sales tax if it passes. California will have the highest sales tax in the country, pressuring consumers to purchase over the internet from other states and countries, reducing sales tax revenues. El Camino Community College District Measure E: E NO Bond Measure Measure E is $350 million in new bond debt, probably costing about $700 million with interest. Bond measures create additional debt and require taxes to pay principle and interest. Bonds often cost double the amount borrowed with interest.
President / Vice President: Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan The economy, jobs, business climate, $16 trillion national debt, reduced national defense, and foreign policy all indicate it is time for a positive change in the White House. President Obama's presidency has been a re-run of a bad movie: Jimmy Carter's failed presidency with a failed economy, high unemployment, failed domestic policy, and failed foreign policy. Many people are calling President Obama's presidency "Jimmy Carter 2.0". President Obama's actions follow a clear pattern to:
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- Weaken and undermine America;
- Weaken, undermine, alienate, and antagonize longtime American allies; and
- Strengthen, help, and embolden America's enemies and competitors.
United States Senator: Elizabeth Emken Her opponent Dianne Feinstein is 79 years old and will be 85 at the end of her six-year term if she is elected. Feinstein is rabid enemy of the Constitution, Second Amendment, self-defense rights, and property rights. She also has been at the center of much corruption. Feinstein may be suffering from onset Alzheimer's Disease. She has refused to participate in any debates or public appearances with Elizabeth Emlkin.
United States Representative: Bill Bloomfield Bloomfield is a former Republican who ran as an independent. He is somewhat liberal, but not as extreme as his opponent, Henry Waxman. Waxman iis at best a socialist if not an outright Marxist. He is a self-described "progressive". Waxman does not respect individual liberty and property rights.