Mike Huckabee News
Nov 05 2012
Tomorrow’s election will not only determine the Presidency, House and Senate, and frankly, what kind of nation America will become. There are also over 170 different ballot initiatives nationwide, asking voters to decide on everything from same sex marriage to charter schools to legalizing marijuana. In fact, the marijuana initiative is on four state ballots – Oregon, Colorado Arkansas, and Washington – and polls show it’s heavily favored to pass in Washington. That is, if its boosters can remember to show up and vote. Massachusetts may legalize doctor-assisted suicide, while Florida might go the other way and cut off federal funding for abortions.
But probably the most watched ballot measure is California’s Prop 30. That’s Gov. Jerry Brown’s request that Californians raise taxes on themselves by $6 billion to help pay off some of the staggering debt that the people they elected on previous ballots ran up in their names. It includes a state income tax hike on people making over $250,000. That’s the easiest kind of tax hike to get the public to approve: a tax on other people who make more than they do. But there are two problems: High earners – who are known in other states as “job creators” – are already so overtaxed, they’re fleeing California for more welcoming states like Texas. Also, Prop 30 asks all Californians to raise their own sales taxes for four years. Will voters who are already hurting from the recession agree to higher taxes on themselves? We’ll find out tomorrow. And since they say that trends start in California and head east, we may get a clue to how Americans will react if Washington asks voters to cover the bill for their own lack of spending control.
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