The Republican Liberty Caucus of California Recommends a NO Vote On Propositions 1A-1F in the May 19 Special Election:
NO on Proposition 1-A: THE RAINY DAY BUDGET STABILIZATION FUND
This budget deal is a bailout for big spenders who will extract another $16 billion dollars in taxes and continue to increase state spending. It is not a rainy day fund at all. The California legislature that has overtaxed and spend our hard-earned money will just have another slush fund to use at their will. It does nothing to restrain bloated deficits nor restrain tax-and-spend legislators.
NO on Proposition 1-B: EDUCATION FUNDING. PAYMENT PLAN
This proposal mandates more deficit spending for an education system that needs massive reform, not another $9.3 billion dollars in spending. Every increase in education spending, over many decades, has resulted in decreased student achievement. The legislature should be expanding charter schools, cutting bureaucracy, and allowing parents to choose among competitive public and private schools.
NO on Proposition 1-C: LOTTERY MODERNIZATION ACT
Lenders no longer trust the state of California to pay off its debts with reduced spending, so the legislature wants to promise its future income from gambling to bet that voters are suckers. The state legislators want to gamble in order to pay lenders so they can borrow and spend more.
NO on Proposition 1-D: CHILDREN’S SERVICES FUNDING
This shell game takes tobacco tax revenue, that had been promised for early childhood development programs, to pay off its other general fund obligations. Not only does this allow the state legislator to hinder the voter initiative, but it will fund more bloated state bureaucracy.
NO on Proposition 1-E: MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING. TEMPORARY REALLOCATION
This proposal is another shell game that voids voter initiative preferences to pay for mandates that were imposed by the federal government. The state should be saying NO to federal mandates and handouts, of our tax dollars, by reforming its own MediCal program with tax-free medical savings plans.
NO on Proposition 1-F: ELECTED OFFICIALS’ SALARIES. PREVENTS PAY INCREASES DURING BUDGET DEFICIT YEARS
This feel-good proposition pretends to freeze legislator’s salaries, but it does nothing of the sort. It pretends to be an incentive for responsible budget reductions, but it only guarantees more tax increases when legislators insist that they have to spend more. It does nothing to cut legislator salaries, nor those of the exploding state bureaucracy. This is a con game, to top off the shell games and slush funds of the other propositions.
Vote NO on all of these statist, bureaucratic games. NO on more borrowing and spending.