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Perspective - May 8, 2009

Recommendations for May 19 special election

All six special propositions on the May 19 ballot are the result of a flawed Sacramento budget and policy-making process. The causes include term-limits, the two-thirds super-majority requirement, a distorted initiative process, insulated legislative districts and a Governor who has proven to be ineffective.

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Posted by Community courtesy, a resident of another community
on May 8, 2009 at 7:13 am

Dear Dolores,

Iron Horse corridor e-exchanges have published an ad hoc analysis of the proposition that simply defines each for operational effectiveness and potential political results. Each was considered a work-around without real functional resolve for our state's budget and political problems. Neighbors throughout the corridor responded with their intention to vote NO on all propositions.

Possibly, you might add to your editorial by explaining to corridor readers how each can be effective in resolve of budget problems without being vehicles to justify more taxes poorly used by California's government.

Hal, as a community courtesy

Posted by Rick, a resident of Danville
on May 9, 2009 at 9:50 am

The reason this state is in debt is because we spend to much on things we can't afford, such as illegal immigrant benefits. They bankrupt our hospitals with their multiple births in the emergency rooms (costs the state billions of dollars a year), their criminals who crowd our state prisons (alone costing 10 billion dollars a year) and their requirements for food stamps and the like. The corporations who hire these people pay them on average $10,000 a year. Obviously that's not enough for a person to survive and raise a family. The employers pass the cost of illegal immigrant living thus onto the taxpayers, who pay for their healthcare and food and all the rest. We are thus paying these fruitpickers and whatnot around $40,000 each. This is also because illegal immigrants have a lot more kids on average than native-born citizens. Well, why don't the employers just pay their employees $30,000. Then, you will find that there are plenty of native-born US citizens who will take these jobs. The main difference between native-borns and illegals is that we're not as prone to see welfare as a valid means of survival. We consider it to be stealing from the state, which it is, and so are not willing to take a job that pays $10,000 and then make up the rest on food stamps and the like. We need the employers to pay reasonable wages and get our own people working. It will end up costing the state far less because we don't have so many kids on average, or criminals for that matter. The truth stings my opponents I'm sure, but it is just that - the truth. Sorry.

Posted by Community courtesy, a resident of another community
on May 11, 2009 at 7:11 am

Dear Dolores,

Your Alamo region neighbors are suggesting your revisit TDW's endorsement of a YES vote on all propositions. In interviews with State Senate and Assembly members, the next result predicted for success of these propositions is the requirement to create new fees for State services that would be very costly our citizens.

Every potential fee or tax that does not require a vote of the people would be increased to overcome the arbitrary specification of funds usages within the propositions. Alamo region community of neighborhoods is suggesting that you and your readers thoroughly consider the forced impact of these propositions.

Hal, as a requested courtesy by Alamo region neighborhoods

Posted by Rick, a resident of Danville
on May 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm

We should not have voting directions and ballots in multiple languages. If you don't understand the basics of English, you shouldn't be voting here. Learning our language is supposed to be a prerequisite to becoming a citizen.