Proposition 29 - New Unaccountable Bureaucracy, More Wasteful Spending
Proposition 29, the so-called California Cancer Research Act (CCRA), raises taxes by $735 million a year to create a new bureaucracy filled with political appointees. Drafted by a career politician, the measure has no real accountability to the public and no strict controls over how the money is spent. The new Commission can even give tax dollars to organizations represented by the Commissioners – a real conflict of interest. Defeating Proposition 29 You may have seen recent polling that shows Proposition 29 with a lead. The last time special interests tried to raise taxes for their own purposes with Proposition 86, they had a similar lead at this same point in the campaign: 63% Yes and 32% No, according to the August 2006 Field Poll. But with your help, we managed to defeat Prop. 86 - just as we will defeat Prop. 29 on June 5! Californians simply cannot afford higher taxes and an unaccountable new spending program at a time when we can’t balance our budget or pay for existing critical services like education. We encourage you to stay informed by visiting our website www.NoOn29.com. You can also spread the word to your friends and family by sending them an email or visiting our take action page. Prop. 29 In The News “Prop. 29 is a feel-good measure sold on the back of supporting cancer research. But like other well-intentioned government programs created at the ballot box, it’s full of so many flaws and so little accountability that it could never live up to the hype. Need I remind readers of the high-speed rail fiasco? This June – at a time when voters are being threatened with real cuts to schools and public safety, and with a slew of measures already on deck to raise taxes in November – Prop. 29 would raise taxes by an additional $735 million.” (“Local Government Impacts of Proposed State Spending Program”, Peter Foy, PublicCEO.com, 3/14/2012) Read the rest of the article here.