It’s election season again in America and many excitedly anticipate the presidential debates, hanging on the words of liars, or more appropriately the politicians, the current democrat president Huessein Obama and his opponent republican business man Mitt Romney.
Quite frankly I had enough of those two, I believe neither has an honest and good intention of actually leading this country back to its greatness.
Let us face it, just as in any campaign of any election politicians say whatever the people wants to hear in order to get elected. Lies on top of lies. Why would this elections and these two politicians be any different?
People now a days are too invested on the republican or democratic party, Obama or Romney, liberal or conservative. Most join in because it has turned into a fad, as if it was a reality show on TV. Putting down their votes as if it were bets on a boxing fight or a horse race forgetting what is actually at stake.
I suggest we focus on something more tangible, something more closer to home, something that can actually affect our daily lives directly, and those are, the propositions
This is our chance to actually have say on what laws should be passed!
Come to think of it, voting on propositions might be the better way of exercising our democracy than choosing between a couple liars who can be influenced one way or another by special interest and their own political agendas.
I don’t know about you, but not only do I hate voting liars, I also hate it when irresponsible government keeps stealing our hard earned dollars.
So let us start with:
Proposition 30: VOTE NO
Increases personal income tax on annual earnings over $250,000 for seven years. Increases sales and use tax by ¼ cent for four years. Allocates temporary tax revenues 89 percent to K-12 schools and 11 percent to community colleges.
First of all, as it was written and as Gov. Brown actually admitted on a question brought to him at one of his own rallies. This proposition does not guarantee that the money will actually go to schools. As it is written the money collected will go to the general fund which politicians can and will spend how ever they want! So this threat of actually closing down schools because of the budgets cuts is simply bullshit!
When the people are already hurting due to the states’ highest unemployment rate, recession and rising gas prices, taking what is left from us is just as good as a kick in the teeth while we are already down on the gutters. How the hell can that be the solution to the states monetary problems!
Proposition 32: VOTE YES
Restricts union political fundraising by prohibiting use of payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Same use restriction would apply to payroll deductions, if any, by corporations or government contractors. Permits voluntary employee contributions to employer or union committees if authorized yearly, in writing. Prohibits unions and corporations from contributing directly or indirectly to candidates and candidate-controlled committees.
Alleluia! yes vote yes on 32. I like the idea or the principle the union was built on, to protect the workers by uniting and pulling their resources together, get organized and work with the employer to produce the best product or service for the consumer, but it seems that, that definition is only a fantasy.
It is true that workers represented by a union do get a generous benefit package which actually serves the working families, but just like any organization that earns a profit, therein sprouts greed and corruption.
When unions use the dues of the workers to buy off politicians for their own political agenda, to the point of actually running the state dry for their own power grab, where politicians are whores and the unions are their pimps, a proposition such as this needs to be passed!
Proposition 34: VOTE NO
Repeals death penalty as maximum punishment for persons found guilty of murder and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to persons already sentenced to death. Requires persons found guilty of murder to work while in prison, with their wages to be applied to any victim restitution fines or orders against them.
Regardless of personal believes on death penalty, it’s moral issues and efficiency rate of lowering crime rates, this proposition seem to deal more with the expenses that we have to endure to keep death sentenced prisoners alive.
We have to put in mind that because of California’s inefficient prison system, we are spending 3x what any other state does on prisons.
Proposition 35: VOTE YES
Increases criminal penalties for human trafficking, including prison sentences up to 15-years-to-life and fines up to $1,500,000. Fines collected to be used for victim services and law enforcement. Requires person convicted of trafficking to register as sex offender.
As good as this may sound, I still believe that it is not the fines nor the punishment that needs to be increased but the enforcement of the law. These fines are just chump change to the drug cartels whose everyday business is to smuggle people and drugs across the California borders.
Proposition 36: VOTE NO
Revises three strikes law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent. Authorizes re-sentencing for offenders currently serving life sentences if third strike conviction was not serious or violent and judge determines sentence does not pose unreasonable risk to public safety.
Who the hell are these politicians protecting! If a criminal has been caught or charged, even imprisoned three times or more, that only means, that person knows nothing else but to live in crime!
This propositions’ argument is non-violent criminals, it only takes one kill to be a killer! What do these politicians want, for someone to die again! before putting the criminal in jail?
Haven’t they had enough of grieving families whose loved ones were killed by so called non-violent criminals who were let loose just because they were labeled as non-violent!
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.
Here is another TAX INCREASE! As honest as this may seem in allocating the funds to actually go to education, it is still a TAX Increase!
We already have the one of the highest income and sales tax rate in the nation, we already have the highest welfare in the nation and it is still not enough?
When our paychecks are not enough for food, gas and shelter, do we get to ask for more from the freaking irresponsible government!
So why the hell should they ask from us! If we ourselves try our best to make ends meet, living within our means, then so should government! ENOUGH OF THESE TAXES!
These are just some of the Propositions for California citizens for this 2012 elections.
For a complete voters guide, click here KFI640
It is not about taking sides, it is about making sense, thinking for ourselves past the ads and campaigns, doing our own reading and making a decision on what can actually make our lives and this state great again.