No on Proposition 25
Stop the More Spending/Higher Taxes Measure!
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• MYTHS VS. FACTS
• WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PROP. 25
• CALTAX ANALYSIS OF PROP. 25
Politicians and special interests responsible for our massive budget deficit are promoting Proposition 25 – another misleading ballot measure to raise taxes and take away our constitutional right to reject bad legislation at the ballot box. We all want an on-time budget, but Prop. 25 makes things worse. Prop. 25 doesn’t guarantee we get an on-time budget – it actually rewards politicians for passing budgets filled with gimmicks and borrowing. California got into our budget mess in the first place because of the very politicians who are pushing Proposition 25!
Hidden in the fine print of Proposition 25 are the real reasons politicians are pushing this measure – Prop 25:
- Eliminates the Constitutional right of voters to use the referendum to force a vote to repeal bad legislation or taxes disguised as fees. Californians created the initiative and referendum power in 1911 to hold the Legislature in check – Prop. 25 effectively eliminates voters’ ability to use the referendum.
- Lowers the Constitutional vote requirements for the Legislature to pass new or increased taxes as part of the budget. Prop. 25 eliminates California’s two-thirds vote requirement for passing a budget, so that a bare majority of the Legislature could vote to raise sales tax, income tax, or gas taxes on California families.
- Lowers the Constitutional vote requirements for the Legislature to increase their extravagant tax-free expense accounts. The politicians want you to believe Prop. 25 will punish them for a late budget, but they’ll just make up for it in higher tax-free expense payments to themselves.
The problem with our budget process is not how many votes it takes to pass a budget. The real problem is that we have a bunch of politicians controlled by special interests. We need to clean house in Sacramento and elect legislators who will actually do their job and work together to get a balanced budget – and do it on time.