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  •  Prop 32: A trap baited with sweet-smelling reforms (1+ / 0-)
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    Senor Frog

    Many otherwise sensible voters will be tempted by the bait.
    But the reforms are bogus.

    1. Prop-32 prohibits direct donations to candidates by business and unions.

    So what? those DIRECT donations are already limited the same trivial amounts as individual donations ($4,300 for a legislative office, more for statewide and governor). Prop-32 does nothing about the millions channeled through indirect donations.

    2. Prop-32 prohibits donations by government contractors to candidates who have influence over the award or oversight of contracts to said donors.

    True... but only during the bidding period and the term of the contact. Before and after, contractors may spend freely. Worthless.

    Be sure to tell the "undecideds" that Prop-32 isn't simply bad for unions... it's so-called reforms are toothless, and not worth tipping the current balance of power in favor of big business.

    Have you noticed?
    Politicians who promise LESS government
    only deliver BAD government.

    by jjohnjj on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 09:07:55 AM PDT

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