|10-15-2012, 12:56 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Arcadia, CA
What does your ballot look like?
Here's mine....3 weeks out.
PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
Slight lean towards Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R) but still largely undecided. This is the only part of my ballot which is not locked down. There are still three choices (Romney, Obama or No Vote). No vote could easily end up being my choice. Basically, I like Romney-Ryan on spending (especially increasing SS eligibility age and turning Medicare into premium support as well as block granting more programs to States) and I like Obama on taxes (eliminate Bush tax cuts for over 250k). I wish one candidate would fully endorse Bowles-Simpson on the tax side.
** Revised on 10/16/12 with final decision: WRITE-IN for Jon Huntsman Jr. (R)
Dianne Feinstein (D)- A little too liberal on domestic issues, but pretty strong on national security affairs. I don't care for Boxer at all, but Feinstein is halfway decent.
Jack Orswell (R) -Not happy with the redistricting that basically ended David Dreier's career. He was a very effective representative for our area and was very powerful in Congress. Judy Chu is now the incumbent representative. I'd much prefer Dreier. Since he isn't on the ballot, I'll go with the next best alternative.
STATE MEASURES (I'll spare you each one, just the big ticket items here in CA)
Prop 30-YES. Temporary Tax on 250k and over and increase in sales tax by a quarter cent to fund schools/public safety. This is Gov. Brown's big initiative. We need that extra 6b in revenue and there have already been very devastating cuts the last few years. It's not an unreasonable tax increase and it doesnt affect most of the public in a difficult way.
Prop 32-NO. Prohibitions on unions and corporations from payroll deducted funds going for political purposes.
Prop 34-YES. Replacement of death penalty with life imprisonment. Small savings in state budget.
Prop 37- YES. Labeling of genetically engineered food.
Prop 38- NO. Increase in taxes on earnings for 12 years for K-12 schools. I'm ok with moderate tax increases, but this is a little much. We already got 6b from Prop 30, I think thats enough. This is another 10b in revenues and its more aggressive and for much longer a period. That's a little much.
Prop 39- NO. Multistate businesses to pay income taxes based on percentage of sales in CA. We're losign alot of business in the state, some to NV in particular for tax treatment issues. Willing to accept some tax increases, but we also must make an effort to make the business climate better as well.
What does yours look like and what are the key propositions in your state?
Last edited by SoCalBronco; 10-17-2012 at 09:19 PM..