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Another San Diegan jumps on anti union political withholding bandwagon

The article is quite funny given the very lop-sided spending for and against Proposition 32. According to MapLight.com, a site that tracks campaign spending, **various public-employee unions have spent over $35 MILLION so far to defeat Proposition 32**. http://votersedge.org/california/ballot-measure... According to a March 2010 report by the California Fair Political Practices Commission, the top two spenders in California politics were ... http://soquelbythecreek.blogspot.com/2011/02/do... 1. California Teachers Association (CTA) 2. Service Employee International Union (SEIU). According to MapLight.com, the biggest spenders against Proposition 32 are ... 1. California Teachers Association (CTA): $16.7 MILLION 2. Service Employee International Union (SEIU): $7.5 MILLION Strange how the two biggest spenders and influencers on California's supposedly free elections are also the biggest opponents to limiting money in California's elections. **VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 32**.
— September 29, 2012 12:06 p.m.

State university tax-exempt foundations funnel cash to Brown's tax hike bid, spurn Munger measure

Just as a point of reference ... **CHART: Current California Income Tax Brackets/Rates and the Proposition 30 and Proposition 38 Tax hikes Compared to the MAXIMUM Income Tax Rate in 49 Other States** http://www.twitpic.com/av03ox/full Proposition 30 also includes a hike in the state sales tax. Proposition 38 has no such increase. **CHART: California State Sales Tax Rate and Proposition 30 Increases Compared to the State Sales Tax Rate in 49 Other States** http://www.twitpic.com/a68e2d/full QUESTION: If either Proposition 30 or 38 is passed, what affect do you think it will have on California's business climate and our high unemployment rate (bother are currently ranked 3rd worst in the nation)? http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/sep... http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/sep...
— September 17, 2012 10:19 a.m.

Biggest Prop 30 tax burden would fall on wealthiest 1%

**Want to see what the California Budget Project is missing from their Proposition 30 analysis?** Click below. **"California Proposition 30: Governor Jerry Brown's Big-Government Tax Hike"** http://soquelbythecreek.blogspot.com/2012/07/ca... QUESTIONS UNANSWERED BY CBP PAPER: - How do California's existing INCOME TAX rates and Proposition 30 tax hikes compare to income tax rates in the other 49 states? Why does the CPB analysis ignore Proposition 63? How does that affect California's tax rates. How do California's existing state SALES TAX rates and Proposition 30 tax hikes compare to state sales tax rates in the other 49 states? From whom does California derive most of its income tax revenues? Whose incomes dropped the most, and consequently their taxes, after the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis? How do California's tax rates affect our business climate? How does are tax and business climate affect California's unemployment rate? Who are the biggest funders of Proposition 30? The recent executive director of California Budget Project worked for which major funder of Proposition 30? Okay, that not on the link above. SEIU is one of the major funders of Proposition 30. Jean Ross, who was executive director of CBP until March, worked for SEIU. http://www.cbp.org/about/about_staff.html http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/sep... http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/sep...
— September 12, 2012 7:14 p.m.