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2010 California Propositions Voters Guide


Posted by CotoBlogzz 10-07-2010 - Updated 10-10-2010 with Stop the Jobs recommendations


Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - While heuristics indicate that a NO vote in any California's direct special interest democracy is a wise move, following the money may be even better.  Below is a list of the 2010 California propositions, their main supporters and our recommendations, including a brief rationale.



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Now, before you dismiss our recommendations, consider that two years ago, we forecasted that 2010  would usher in a disruptive political environment, such that it would make Madam Senator Barbara Boxer, Speaker Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid vulnerable.  Pundits and observers alike laughed at our thinking then, describing it as typical fringe teabagger mentality. Then we predicted that Health Care Reform would pass they same day conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer predicted it would fail by a 66%-33% margin, then we predicted an all California Girls slate in Whitman, Fiorina and Hutchens on month before the primary elections when most pundits called the races too close to call.


So go ahead, ignore our recommendations at your and California's peril.


2010 California Propositions, recommendations and brief rationale






19 Legalizes Marijuana Under California but Not Federal Law. Permits Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Commercial Production, Distribution, and Sale of Marijuana. Initiative Statute.

 “We are thrilled to be endorsed by the California Young Democrats,” said Yes on Proposition 19-  James Rigdon







Unlike alcohol, marijuana impairs judgment AND is mind-altering




20 Redistricting of Congressional Districts. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Democrat Elitists - Charles T. Munger, Jr. and Charlotte A. Lowell



No more parasitic bureaucracies such as the CLRC, LAFCO, DOE or EPA, for example


21 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.

Californians for State Parks and Wildlife Conservation,

sponsored by conservation and state parks organizations. FPPC ID# 1322009









No more taxes - no more breaks to special interest groups







22 Prohibits the State From Borrowing or Taking Funds Used for Transportation, Redevelopment, or Local Government Projects and Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

the League of California Cities (non-public funds and CitiPAC) and the California Alliance for Jobs Rebuild California Com









California is broke and part of the solution is to stop spending and not create sacred cows.





23 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.

 Major funding provided by Valero and Tesoro.










It is not about global warming and yes, it is funded by energy giants - but did we mention that California is broke and needs to reverse its anti-business practices?

24 Repeals Recent Legislation That Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability. Initiative Statute.

Sponsored by public employee groups. 
Major funding by the California Teachers Association Issues PAC and America’s Families First, Inc








CTA and public sector organized labor are the major reason CA is broke - no more breaks






25 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.

 sponsored by teachers, nurses, firefighters and other public employee groups.







Shirly you jest!  - you have not had enough ransaking the state coffers, but now public sector organize labor wants to make it even easier to raise taxes



26 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.

Major funding from CA Business PAC sponsored by CA Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Action Committee PAC 










The more difficult it is for politicians to reach into the taxpayers' pockets, is always a good thing -





27 Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting. Consolidates Authority for Redistricting with Elected Representatives. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.


















CA Federation of Teachers

CA  League of Conservation Voters

CA  Nurses Association

California Alliance for Retired Americans


California State Firefighter's Association

Hank Lacayo, President
    Congress of California Seniors
Daniel H. Lowenstein, Founding Chairman
    California Fair Political Practices Commission
Mark Murray, Executive Director
    Californians Against Waste
























While eliminating parasitic bureaucracies is a good idea, it must be done comprehensively and not piece-meal to allow the unions to continue to amass power























If you have not yet registered to vote and would like to vote in the November 2nd election, you have until October 18th to register (your voter registration must be postmarked by then). 


Orange County Registrar of Voters

Voting-by-mail allows  voters to submit their ballot for a given election by mail. However, you must first request that a mail ballot be sent to you. There are different vote-by-mail options; click here. . It is very important to remember that the voted ballot must be received-not just postmarked-by the Registrar of Voters no later than 8:00pm on Election Day. 

Find Your Precinct Orange County Districts and Elected Officials- click here 

If you want to know if you are registered to vote click here for Los Angeles County.


If you feel you are registered as an Absentee voter and have not received your ballot yet click here for Los Angeles county.

If you want to view a sample ballot and/or find out your polling location for Tuesday, November 2, 2010 click here for Los Angeles County



If you have been sent an Absentee (by mail) Ballot, you may send the ballot in the mail but it must be RECEIVED by November 2, 2010, or you may drop it off at any polling location on election day, or you may go you your assigned polling location and vote as normal on election day.












THE FORUM: Vote "Yes" for 23; support jobs

The California Air Resources Board acknowledges that "no direct public health impacts" are expected from Prop 23. The proposition delays control of greenhouse gas emissions, implicated in global warming. It delays implementation of AB 32 (the global warming solution), which penalizes sources of emissions, especially refineries and fossil fuel power sources.


The 2010 Union Voting Guide - Use at your Own Peril
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - There is a lot of truth in the old adage that "we should not judge a book by its cover." But what if we have access to the Cover, the Table of Contents and the Appendix? Can we get a good idea as to the contents of the book? In other words, using another adage "tell me who you associate with and I will tell you who you are?" and applying the latter to political elections, if we know the candidate's supporters, we should be able to have a good idea about how that candidate will govern. Take for instance Van Jones, Reverend Wright, the National Representative of the Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan, the Reverend Al Sharpton, terrorist William Charles " Bill" Ayers and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel all supporters of candidate Obama. Should this not have been a good indicator, largely ignored, of the contents of the now Presidential Book?



2010 California Propositions Voters Guide
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - While heuristics indicate that a NO vote in any California's direct special interest democracy is a wise move, following the money may be even better. Below is a list of the 2010 California propositions, their main supporters and our recommendations, including a brief rationale.


The GOP Establishment's recommendations - Congressman Tom McClintock - which of course reflect the establishment and NOT the Tea Party

California Voters Guide

Stop the Jobs Tax Organization -funded by Genentech & GE recommends:

1.                              No on 24

2.                             No on 25

3.                             Yes on 26 








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