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PROPOSITION 2000 General
37 FEES. VOTE REQUIREMENTS. TAXES.
Rebuttal to Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument Against Proposition 37

Opponents want you to think Proposition 37 is about pollution and the environment. It isnít. Proposition 37 doesnít change anything when it comes to holding companies responsible for damage they cause to the environment. Itís about politicians taxing everyday products without our permission.

If you believe TAXPAYERS SHOULD HAVE A VOICE IN HOW THEYíRE TAXED, you should vote YES on Proposition 37.

WE PAY ENOUGH FOR ESSENTIALS LIKE FOOD AND GASOLINE without politicians adding a hidden tax for some special interest program.

Proposition 37 is simple: IT WILL STOP LOCAL POLITICIANS FROM TAXING CONSUMERS WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION!

In nearly every case, the taxes addressed by Proposition 37 are ADDED DIRECTLY TO THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR THINGS LIKE FOOD, GASOLINE, UTILITIES, TELEPHONE, HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS, MEDICINE, CABLE TV AND CELL PHONES.

The last thing we need when we have billion dollar budget surpluses is another way for politicians to raise taxes. If local politicians propose a tax increase, Proposition 37 means YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE ON IT. At the state level, a two-thirds vote of the Legislature is necessary to raise your taxes.

Voters said twice before that tax increases should be subject to voter approval and greater scrutiny by the State Legislature. Proposition 37 CLOSES A LOOPHOLE THAT ALLOWS POLITICIANS TO AVOID ACCOUNTABILITY to taxpayers and voters and restores our right to vote on higher taxes. Protect your right to decide if you want to pay more in taxes.

Vote YES on Proposition 37.

LARRY McCARTHY, President
California Taxpayers Association
JACK STEWART, President
California Manufacturers and Technology Association
RUTH LOPEZ WILLIAMS, Chair
Latin Business Association
 


  Analysis by the Legislative Analyst
  Argument in Favor of Proposition 37
  Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Proposition 37
  Argument Against Proposition 37
  Rebuttal to Argument Against Proposition 37
 

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