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Campaign finance measure trails among likely California voters {Prop 32}
Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/21/12 | Jon Ortiz

Posted on 09/21/2012 11:00:12 PM PDT by SmithL

A campaign finance measure on the November ballot is trailing among likely California voters, according to a new survey, although a sizable percentage remain undecided as dueling campaigns head into their final weeks.

The poll, by the Field Poll and the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, shows 44 percent plan to vote no on Proposition 32 while 38 percent support the measure.

The rest, 18 percent, said they haven't decided.

"Opinions on this aren't fully formed yet," said Field Poll director Mark DiCamillo.

Proposition 32 would ban unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted money for political purposes and prohibit their direct contributions to candidates or candidates' committees.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: prop32; unionthugs; yourtaxdollarsatwork

1 posted on 09/21/2012 11:00:21 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Heard that the Calif. Teacher’s Association is spending millions. Haven’t been able to turn the TV on without a No ad being seen

2 posted on 09/21/2012 11:15:31 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: SmithL
The teachers union has been running their lying commercial about 3 times an hour from 6 AM to 6 PM on KOGO in San Diego. That costs some big bucks. The first pro-32 ads just started running this week. It is very clear that the union have BIG bucks to spend against prop 32. They are really afraid to lose the ability to steal massive amounts of money from union dues and spend it on political campaigns and politicians.
3 posted on 09/21/2012 11:20:16 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: CountryClassSF

Yes, the unions are going all out to defeat this measure.

4 posted on 09/21/2012 11:24:33 PM PDT by ChowChowFace
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To: Myrddin
Total campaign cash for this measure

Support: $8,800,000

Opposition: $37,600,000


5 posted on 09/21/2012 11:31:59 PM PDT by ChowChowFace
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To: ChowChowFace; All

In Washington, DC there is something called Initiative #70 which is similar. About 23,000 signatures were needed to get it on the ballot and 30,000 were collected. However it was rejected because a lot of voters had moved and the addresses didn’t match. The rejection is being contested, so it may or may not be on the ballot in Nov.

6 posted on 09/21/2012 11:34:03 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: SmithL

No public employee should enjoy a single benefit that isn’t paid for directly from their salary. There should be nothing but the utmost of transparency in compensation for public employees. No deferred retirement benefits, no deferred health benefits - everything comes from the employee’s direct salary.

It’s simple common sense - how can you possibly plan for the future when you’re promising more and more of it to your current employees? Each time one retires, you’re paying their salary and benefits, as well as the salary and benefits of the new employee. Eventually, you run out other people’s money and bemoan the fact you can’t hire more people, because you’re already paying for everyone you previously hired...

Union thugs be damned, these are not bonds upon the city. These are not debts, they are promises. And eventually, those promises are going to have to be broken. Eventually, city councils are going to have to say ‘I don’t care what they promised you back then. That can’t factor in what I’m doing now, as we just can’t afford for you to continue stealing money from the public funds.’

Though the thugs are wising up to this, converting these promises into bonded debt upon the cities - only bonded debt is fixed, and none of these promises are. They are open ended, never to lower, always to rise.

7 posted on 09/22/2012 12:06:02 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Myrddin

There’s hardly anything in this world I hate more than the teacher’s unions. They’ve ruined education in this country through their incessant greed and they care nothing about students.

I always vote against anything they are for. If the union hates prop 32 than I’m all for it.

8 posted on 09/22/2012 1:56:59 AM PDT by Bullish (Barry's not fit to shine the shoes of a REAL President.)
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To: Bullish

That’s my general rule. If unions are fighting a proposal, it is probably worthy of a yes vote.

9 posted on 09/22/2012 12:10:26 PM PDT by Myrddin
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