Tuesday, November 2, 2010

CM PRESS # 305

THE CM PRESS VOTING GUIDE--NOVEMBER 2, 2010
[Print and take with you when you vote]

Proposition 19 - VOTE NO
Legalizes Marijuana Under California but Not Federal Law. Permits Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Commercial Production, Distribution, and Sale of Marijuana. Initiative Statute.
Too many DUIs already. If this is approved there may be even more.

Proposition 20 - VOTE YES
Redistricting of Congressional Districts. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Lets the citizens of the state draw congressional district maps.

Proposition 21 - VOTE NO
Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs. Grants Surcharged Vehicles Free Admission to All State Parks. Initiative Statute.
You already pay for parks with your taxes. This is a money grab by government.


Proposition 22 - VOTE YES
Prohibits the State from Borrowing or Taking Funds Used for Transportation, Redevelopment, or Local Government Projects and Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Big government trying to grab more money from local governments.

Proposition 23 - VOTE YES
Suspends Implementation of Air Pollution Control Law (AB 32) Requiring Major Sources of Emissions to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions That Cause Global Warming, Until Unemployment Drops to 5.5 Percent or Less for Full Year. Initiative Statute.
A YES vote will save jobs for humans.


Proposition 24 - VOTE NO
Repeals Recent Legislation That Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability. Initiative Statute.
Another big government money grab--this one from small businesses. How many more businesses do we need to chase out of California before the numbnut politicians wise up?

Proposition 25 - VOTE NO
Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass Budget and Budget-Related Legislation from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Shuck and jive attempt to have you let the politicians easily raise your taxes. Keep the 2/3rds.

Proposition 26 - VOTE YES
Requires That Certain State and Local Fees Be Approved by Two-Thirds Vote. Fees Include Those That Address Adverse Impacts on Society or the Environment Caused by the Fee-Payer's Business. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Vote "YES" to stop a tax increase. This 2/3rds is important here, as well.

Proposition 27 - VOTE NO
Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting. Consolidates Authority for Redistricting with Elected Representatives. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
Stop the politicians by voting no on this. The people should draw the political districts.

Governor: Meg Whitman
Lieutenant Governor: Jim King
Secretary of State: Merton D.Short
Controller: Tony Strickland
Treasurer: Mimi Walters
Attorney General: Steve Cooley
Insurance Commissioner: Clay Pedersen
Member, State Board of Equilization, 3rd District: Michelle Steel
United States Senator: Carly Fiorina
United States Representative: Dana Rohrabacher
Member of the State Assembly, 68th District: Allan R. Mansoor
Judicial Votes: No on all 9 of them.
Superintenent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson
Coast Comm. College District, Area 1: Jim Moreno
Coast Comm. College District, Area 5: Bob Mosley
NMUSD, Area 2: Michael B. Collier
NMUSD, Area 5: Judy Franco
Treasurer-Tax Collector: Keith Rodenhuis

CITY OF COSTA MESA--Member City Council: JIM RIGHEIMER
Improvers say just cast one vote and this should result in both Jim Righeimer and Wendy Leece winning. This is the most important vote you will make for the improvement of Costa Mesa.  You get two votes.  Improvers say throw one away and just vote for Jim Righeimer.  IMPROVERS SAY THEY WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT VOTE FOR WENDY LEECE OR CHRIS MCEVOY. IF THEY FEEL THEY MUST CAST THAT SECOND VOTE, THEY SAY IT'LL GO TO Chad W. Petschl.

L-Costa Mesa, Transient Occupancy Rate Increase - VOTE NO
This supposedly "harmless" increase will just help keep Costa Mesa's bloated local government from right-sizing itself. The city employee unions and lefties are urging a Yes vote because this money will allow them to keep asking for more tax money and more benefits.
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Those are our opinions. Thanks for reading them.

4 comments :

  1. With you on much of your list, but not on Prop. 19. Time to take away the toys from the cops who are perpetuating the drug war so they can maintain their bloated budgets. They've had decades to rid the world of pot and they've failed. Time to get them to work catching violent criminals and illegals.

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  2. CM Press; terrific picks!! I like that you didn't support Maldonado and Villines after they sold out California on tax increases. Let's hold our breath of our City Council. Please everyone, remember to vote for Righeimer only. Stop the union invasion!!

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  3. Thank you CM PRESS for asking your readers to vote NO on marijuana proposition #19!!!!!!!!!

    Not only will we have potheads driving on both sides of the road, but a substantial portion of those potheads will become mentally ill from using that crap!

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