Editorial: One more time
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#1 Nov 1, 2010
PROP 26 is just as destructive as PROP 23. Prop 26 is a treacherous, Big Oil rip-off, which "passes the buck" from oil corporation, clean-up fees to the taxpayer who will pay the oil recycling fees, the materials hazards fees and other fees. If you do not understand the ambiguities and the intrigues behind Prop 26, then, vote no. Power to the people. BP, Shell and Exxon Mobil are silent partners behind Prop 26.
#2 Nov 1, 2010
Points to ponder on AB 32:
° AB 32 is not a pollution law, it is a global warming law, but it won't have any effect on global warming.
° CARB over-estimated diesel emmisions by 340%. What else have they over-estimated?
° Key CARB personnel caught lying about credentials and then failing to reveal this after it is discovered internally before AB 32 passed, until after AB 32 passed. What else are they lying about and with-holding?
° CARB has admitted that California alone cannot have an impact on reducing global warming and CO2 emissions.
° US EPA acknowledges that US action alone will not impact the world CO2 levels;
° US EPA (11 July 2010) said that bills in Congress will not reduce the total use of gas and oil of 20 million gallons per day for decades.
° LAO (CA Legislative Analyst Office) stated: CA economy at large will be adversely affected by implementation of climate-related policies that are not in place elsewhere.(Letter to Dan Logue, 13 May 2010)
° Even CARB’s own economic experts have recognized the fact that jobs will be lost because of AB 32. In fact, they recommend establishing a “Worker Transition Program” to provide assistance to people who lose their jobs because of AB 32 regulations.
° AB 32 does nothing for local pollution, nor does Proposition 23 do anything to increase local pollution.
° 5.5% unemployment for 4 consecutive quarters has occurred 7 times since 2005, 14 times since 1999, and 22 times since 1987. See for yourself, the data is right here;
When the loudest objections to any candidacy or initiative are focused on vilifying its financial backers, this often indicates that its opponents' arguments on its merits are weak.
Vote yes on Prop 23 and suspend AB32.
The key thing to keep in mind is that, according to CARB, AB 32 will do NOTHING to help global warming, will cost jobs and have a negative effect on the economy. This comes from the very people who drew it up!
AB 32 does nothing for local pollution.
Prop 23 leaves us with the toughest pollution laws in the country, among the toughest in the world. It will NOT increase local pollution
If Proposition 23 is rejected, here is what will happen according to expert sources:
•A 60 percent increase in your electricity bill according to the Southern California Public Power Authority.
•An 8 percent increase in your natural gas bill according to CARB’s economic analysis.
•$50,000 more for the price of a new home according to an analysis by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
•$3.7 billion a year more for gasoline and diesel according to Sierra Research.
•A $1,000-$3,000 additional cost for a new car according to CARB and automaker studies.
On top of all that, a study conducted for the California Small Business Roundtable found that AB 32 regulations would cost small business alone nearly $200 billion, and would result in more than 1 million lost jobs.
The more I learn about AB 32, the more I fear it. It just gets worse. Please vote yes on Prop23.
For months, John and Ken have made Prop 23 their top priority, calling it a necessary step to stop a law they say will kill jobs and cost Californians a fortune in higher gas and energy prices. With an estimated one million listeners per week, these two guys usually manage to rally enough votes to get their way.
""2 Guys on the Bay Area Transportation Board told the CARB people, "If you try to do what you are going to do(AB 32) we'll have gas at $9.07 a gallon and we have freeway tolls at up to $4,500 a year to drive during rush hour."
"Part of the plan is to stop suburban development, get people to stop driving, make driving too expensive for people to live out there, force them to live in high-rises, condos, in the city."
The video has John and Ken explaining why they think this bill is the most important measure on the ballot.
#3 Nov 1, 2010
"We don't know much about how Meg Whitman would lead...."
So basically, you are endorsing her out of ignorance. Doesn't matter that she lies, that she is insensitive to the needs of most Californians, or that she has no practical experience in government. No, as long as she is a conservative Republican, that's good enough for you.
#4 Nov 1, 2010
OMG! Those noted scientific and economics experts John and Ken support Prop. 23. Well that changes everything...NOT! They are as sleazy as the oil companies who are pushing Prop. 23. And this ill-conceived plan to throw away California's future is going DOWN!
Since: Feb 10
#5 Nov 1, 2010
Steve we already know how Brown would lead, or have you forgotten?:
Higher and higher taxes
I hate "hores"
Million$ in bribes from public employee union$
professional politician, never had a real job
friend of illegal immigration
72 years old already and a bit forgetful
I think the point is Brown is the worst possibiltiy for California.
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