The 2012 elections are upon us once again. Man. How four years just flew by.
In my 2008 election guide, I stated something like how the 2008 election was probably the greatest worldview shaping political election I had ever seen like in 15 years or more. I can safely say, without any hyperbole, that the 2012 election dwarfs the 2008 one in comparison. If Obama gets re-elected, America is doomed to become like one of those mediocre, Scandinavian welfare nations.
I’ve already explained why voting for Mitt Romney is the only viable option we have. If you happen to be one of those over-rated, intellectually lazy, culturally disengaged lay-about “undecided” voters who just paused his Worlds of Warcraft long enough to use the bathroom and get another beer, I just want to tell you there’s a presidential election this year. And, it’s a mighty important one that will have lasting impact upon our American society for years to come. Let me direct you to four articles on this very issue of who and why Mitt Romney:
Now, moving my attention to the California propositions. It is at this point my non-California friends who live in Canada or where ever, can click off to somewhere else, because the following information doesn’t pertain to you at all; but your welcome to hang around.
I was going to write up a little something about each and everyone of the propositions, but I don’t really have the opportunity this time around. So let me just hit on the biggest two for Californian voters and then give you my responses to the other, lesser ones.
The two most important propositions on the ballet: Proposition 30 and 32.
Prop. 30 is Jerry Brown’s attempt to raises taxes on Californians for the purposes of plugging the gaping holes in state budget that have been caused by the demands of the overwhelming public union pension contracts.
In order to strong arm the public to voting in a 50 billion dollar tax increase, he has taken the public schools hostage and threatens that if we don’t agree to his demands to raise taxes, he’s gonna cut schools left and right. Teachers will be laid off, school districts gutted, and those poor state community college kids will be driven from their culture studies programs.
The advertising promoting prop. 30 insists all the money is going to save the schools and insure a bright, California first class education, but this is a lie. The money raised will be placed in the general treasury for use in non-school related projects, a large part being the pay offs to various public employee union contracts. Of course, Jerry could fix this problem immediately by shutting down the environmentalists who prevent California from getting its natural resources like oil off the coast, doing away with CA special “gasoline” blend, and opening closed farm lands in the once fertile San Joaquin Valley. He could also shut down his stupid bullet train to nowhere that is costing the state billions of dollars and divert that money to the budget.
But no, Jerry is a radical 60s hippie crack-pot. He must pursue his utopian hippie dreamscape at that cost of tax payers and common sense. If you want to have a picture of the sort of “crazies” who run our government and the life they have made for citizens in CA, read this article by Victor Davis Hanson. Thankfully, we have this one shot to jolt Jerry back to reality. I am voting NO on 30.
Next is prop. 32. Whereas prop. 30 is designed to continue feeding the public employee union beast, prop. 32 is designed to kill it. Hands down this is the most advertised proposition on the ballet. Gianormous signs everywhere screaming at me to vote NO on prop. 32. Itty-bitty red signs popping up like mushrooms all over my community telling me to vote NO on prop. 32.
Bizarrely, the haters of prop. 32, public employee union mafia, are claiming it is a proposition designed to help “special interests,” as if they are not a “special interest.” The one fact that is overlooked by prop. 32 haters is that one of the major framers of this proposition is a state senate lady who is a barking mad liberal who experienced a “born again” moment when she couldn’t get support for a piece of legislation she was drafting because her fellow state senators and representatives needed “permission” from certain state union thugs before they could vote on it. That is when she realized how the union godfathers ran everything in Sacramento, not normal politicians. I’m voting YES on 32.
As to the other propositions, I’m personally voting thusly:
- 31 – Yes
- 33 – Yes
- 34 – No
- 35 – Yes
- 36 – No
- 37 – No
- 38 – No (That’s another tax increase proposition by a rival political crack-pot to Jerry Brown)
- 39 – No
- 40 – Yes
As to the county measures, Yes on A, Yes on B, a big fat No on J (a county tax increase [on top of Jerry Brown’s nutty increase attempt!])
As to the other items listed on the ballet like senators and judges and DAs and whatnot, I refer you to Craig Huey’s voterguide website to find the individuals and measures specific to your area. By the way, he recommends voting differently on some of the lesser propositions, so all I can tell you is inform yourself well the next couple of days.