Friday, May 14, 2010

Lopsided campaigns await Prop. 100 vote

  • Lopsided campaigns await Prop. 100 vote 
    • On one side of the Proposition 100 debate is a broad coalition with a seven-figure budget, organized rallies, signs on virtually every intersection and TV ads running statewide. On the other side is a group of vocal opponents with few resources, less than $100 in the bank and some “NO on 100” buttons.
    • My Thoughts:  The article later on talks about how when the people don't want something it doesn't matter what money is spent, it will be voted down.  I hope that is true.  
    • Yes on 100 and the other campaigns supporting the ballot proposition have raised at least $1.6 million, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. Groups as disparate as the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Arizona Education Association, the Professional Fire Fighters Association, the Gila River Indian Community and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona have all made sizeable contributions to Yes on 100 and have lent their names and support to the campaign.
    • My Thoughts:  All these organizations must be tax feeders, I don't understand why else they would want to pay more taxes.  That brings up the question, if you are receiving money from the government and this proposition would cut that money off should you be allowed to vote on it?  I don't think you could morally vote on it unless you were voting no since you are basically voting to have the gestapo steal other people's money for your own gain.

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