Elections. Term Limit Declarations for|
Congressional Candidates. Initiative Statute.
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TERM LIMITS ARE PURE FOLLY.
Term Limits are pure folly, passed for self serving Corporations at our expense. Since term limits were enacted in California we have seen a steady rise in the power of corporate paid lobbyists to get their pork barrel bills through the Legislature. If this year's Legislature doesn't support their giveaway plans, Corporations just wait for next year's Legislature. Politicians now need Corporate campaign money more than ever.
LABELS ARE DIVISIVE AND DANGEROUS
Let's not get started labeling our politicians. EVERY GROUP will want their label (look at our license plates). Do we really want to see "supports gray whales", "supports midnight basketball in schools", or "supports keeping abortions". Let's not make our voting ONLY about issues selected by others. Let's not cloud our ballot with emotionally charged labels. How will Californian's be able to elect moderate centrist consensus builders if every candidate is labeled by divisive issues to get elected? We won't!
Congress still runs on a seniority system. If California's representatives can only stay 6 years the money, jobs, and benefits will flow to other states with long term representatives. That's how the system works. Voting yes will be bad for California's economy.
LOBBYISTS FIX BILLS TO GET TAX DOLLARS FOR THEIR CORPORATE CLIENTS.
Corporate lobbyists roam the US Capitol halls seeking tax breaks, reduced environmental responsibilities, lower employee benefit requirements, and other bills that are outright gifts to greedy Corporations. Under term limits, Corporate political campaign funds, more than ever, will decide who wins elections. If this passes, Corporations will have a stronger grip on our Congress, as they already do with our State Legislature.
CALIFORNIA HAS NEEDS FOR ITS OWN CITIZENS AND CHILDREN.
California needs to devote its limited tax revenues to schools, roads, bridges, parks, libraries, and police services (to name a few). Our taxes should not be spent bailing out wealthy corporations. Don't be fooled. Voters have proven time and again they know when to vote NO, and this is one of them.
YOU DON'T NEED TERM LIMITS. YOU CAN THROW THE "BUMS" OUT NOW.
Resist the urge to use term limits to "throw the bums out." If your elected officials are bums, vote them out. The current system may be weak, but term limits will replace our Congress with unelected, powerful, hidden self-interest groups. California has numerous problems that our collective wisdom and community spirit can solve. A Legislature or Congress, sold to the highest bidder every two years, is not the answer. We need educated Legislators who understand the complexities and nuances of issues. They are our best choice for meaningful solutions, not on-the-job trainees with short term fixes.
DON'T LEGISLATE THOUGHT POLICE.
This initiative demonizes politicians who favor a long term rational approach to solving our problems. It goes too far. Please read the initiative and you'll see why to vote NO. This law is wrong for California.
SAY NO TO THE CORPORATIONS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS.
VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 27MARK WHISLER
President, Sacramento City Taxpayers' Rights League
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