The Proposition 13 on the March 3rd primary ballot is bad for taxpayers.
It will directly result in significant increases in property taxes and in additional assessments on properties to pay off the $27 Billion in bond payments that will be payable by taxpayers over the next 30 years. This will cause a reduction in real estate values and an increase in annual property tax assessments.
This is not a partisan issue and will affect everyone, so let your friends and family know no matter what their political party preference is.
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By Edward Ring
Edward Ring is the vice president of research policy at the California Policy Center
California’s Republican party has nothing to lose. They’ve lost every battleground district. The Democrats are going to do whatever they want in the legislature. Corporate interests are cultivating competing factions among the Democrats. All the smart money is with the Democrats because the Republicans don’t matter anymore. California’s GOP should seize this opportunity. This is a tremendous moment.
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When a 14-point Republican lead disappears
By Shawn Steel, Former Chairman of the California Republican Party and Republican National Committeeman from California to the RNC
November 27, 2018 The Washington Times
Young Kim was poised to become the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress.
Her 14-point lead was the lone bright spot on an otherwise dismal night for Orange County Republicans. But, over the past week, Republicans have watched the first-generation immigrant’s lead evaporate. With thousands of provisional ballots left to count, her commanding lead is now underwater.
She lost one week after the election.
Continue reading “CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS DON’T NEED VOTER FRAUD TO LOSE WHEN DEMOCRATS CAN SIMPLY CHANGE THE RULES”
NO ON PROPOSITION 10
By Ron Bassilian
Candidate for U.S. Congress, California 37th District
With only a month to the election, Proposition 10, the “California Local Rent Control Initiative,” is waking up as the sleeper issue of the state.
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WHY I CHANGED MY RECOMMENDATION ON PROPOSITION 2 FROM YES TO NO
Prop Spotlight: Proposition 2 – From the California Federation of Republican Women
The official ballot summary of Proposition 2 is as follows: Ratifies existing law establishing the No Place Like Home Program, which finances permanent housing for individuals with mental illness who are homeless or at risk for chronic homelessness, as being consistent with the Mental Health Services Act approved by the electorate. Ratifies issuance of up to $2 billion in previously authorized bonds to finance the No Place Like Home Program. Amends the Mental Health Services Act to authorize transfers of up to $140 million annually from the existing Mental Health Services Fund to the No Place Like Home Program, with no increase in taxes.
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Here is why you should vote NO on Proposition 10 on the California ballot.
Note: While I am an officer of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County the following recommendations and opinions are mine personally and are not necessarily official recommendations of the Republican Party, although some may also be.
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By Joel Kotkin and Wendell Cox
Across the country, white voters placed Donald Trump in office by a margin of 21 points over Clinton. Their backing helped the GOP gain control of a vast swath of local offices nationwide. But in California, racial politics are pushing our general politics the other direction, way to the left.
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Another bond issue!! People who know me are aware that I oppose almost every bond issue that the State proposes. Why? Because the State of California is already $443 Billion in debt, including unfunded pension liabilities, of which $126 Billion is represented by previously issued bonds on which the State is paying interest and principal. Enough debt! It is becoming unsustainable. As more and more of the State Budget goes to paying principal and interest on outstanding bonds, it reduces the amount available for necessary State services.
So, why in the world would I, in 2016, support a bond issue? Here is why.
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By Joel Kotkin
In a state ruled by a former Jesuit, perhaps we should not be shocked to find ourselves in the grip of an incipient state religion. Of course, this religion is not actually Christianity, or even anything close to the dogma of Catholicism, but something that increasingly resembles the former Soviet Union, or present-day Iran and Saudi Arabia than the supposed world center of free, untrammeled expression.
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