Misinformed on Prop. 32

Misinformed on Prop. 32

There are 4 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Sep 28, 2012, titled Misinformed on Prop. 32. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

Yes, John Takeuchi , I am Angry. I am angry because you are misinformed about Proposition 32.

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Sacramento, CA

#1 Sep 29, 2012
What you really need to know about Proposition 32 is that the California Teachers Association has spent more than $16 million to defeat it. In fact, the opponents of Prop 32 (including the CTA) have spent $40 million to defeat it.

On the other hand, those evil and wealthy corporations have only been able to collect $8 million to support Proposition 32.

Think about it... the public employees unions have spent 5 times as much as the corporations. What does this say about the balance of power in California politics? It tells us that the public employee unions need to be limited in the amount of money they can spend to buy politicians and laws.

Vote YES on Proposition 32.

Sacramento, CA

#2 Oct 1, 2012
Give me one other organization that fights for worker's rights.

If this was to hurt the big corporate interest why are they the ones putting money into this campaign to pass? The Koch bros., Carl Rove, big oil companies, and insurance companies, wall street bankers and developers. That's because they are all exempt from Prop 32.

Labor rights aren’t etched in stone. They were won through politics and collective bargaining. So if you’re the 99% that have to work for a living say,“good bye” to, vacation leave, health insurance, 8 hour work day, minimum wage, work place health and safety laws, overtime pay, unemployment, child labor laws, meal breaks, nurse patient ratios just to name a few. Screw 32 vote NO
“According to data compiled by the Center for Investigative Reporting..., the top labor unions spent $284 million on initiatives, candidates and parties from 2001 to 2011.
“But all together, the top contributors among the wealthy and business interests spent $931 million, swamping labor. Eliminating union spending would worsen this disparity, making it nearly impossible for millions of middle-class voters to make their voices heard.
“Indeed, some of the largest contributors to the 32 campaign are the same wealthy men who have spent millions to influence politics over the past decade.”
Juvenal 451

Oakland, CA

#3 Oct 6, 2012
Union membership is already VOLUNTARY, thanks to the US Supreme Court. Any employee working in a unionized workplace may elect not to support that portion of union activity which is political in nature. Moreover, political contributions deducted from union members' paychecks are completely VOLUNTARY as well. When will we have an initiative which allows me, as a shareholder in mutual funds, etc. in my retirement account, to decide whether I wish to receive dividends or see that money become political contributions?

Never mind that prop 32 has a loophole--or black hole--which allows Super Pacs to continue business as usual.

Antelope, CA

#5 Nov 4, 2012

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