PrestoPundit

Cal Props — the KFI voters guide

Posted by PrestoPundit on 11/08/2005

Read the whole thing here. My abbreviated version:

Prop 73. WHAT JOHN AND KEN SAY:

“Kids can’t get an aspirin at school without their parents notification, it’s only right they be notified if their minor aged daughter wants an abortion.”

Vote YES.

Prop 74. WHAT JOHN AND KEN SAY:

“It seems easy enough to ask teachers to perform for five years before they get a lifetime job.”

Vote YES.

Prop 75. WHAT BILL HANDEL SAYS:

“I sure as hell can’t be a broadcaster and not be a member of the union at this station. So I’m voting in FAVOR of prop 75, because I just don’t like how the anti-prop 75 people are confusing everyone.”

Vote YES.

Prop 76. WHAT JOHN AND KEN SAY:

“Is it so much to ask that we not spend more money than we take in? Every household knows that rule.”

Vote YES.

Prop 77. WHAT JOHN ZIEGLER SAYS:

“This is to restore some semblance of democracy to California. If it fails the recall, election was for naught .. this is the most important proposition.”

Vote YES.

Prop. 78. WHAT JOHN AND KEN SAY:

“It’s just another entitlement program. Even if it doesn’t cost the taxpayer much, people need to take care of themselves. And besides, it looks like another illegal alien giveaway.”

Vote NO.

Prop 79. Ditto Prop 78.

Prop 80. WHAT JOHN AND KEN SAY:

“You’ve got to be kidding us! We are not experts on electricity, this is just too confusing.”

Vote NO.

And once again, Tom McClintock on the Props.:

Proposition 73: Parental Notification for Abortion. If parental consent is required for a child to use a tanning booth or get her ears pierced, shouldn’t parents at least be notified if she’s getting an abortion? YES. Whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, this should be the all-time no-brainer.

Proposition 74: Teacher Tenure. Do parents have a right to expect a higher level of competence before a teacher is granted life-time tenure? YES. This modest measure simply increases the teacher probation period from two years to five years.

Proposition 75: Public Employee Union Dues. Should public employees decide for themselves which candidates they will support with their own money? YES. This measure requires that before a public employee union can take money from that employee for political donations, it has to get the employee’s permission.

Proposition 76: State Spending. Should government live within its means? YES. This measure restores the authority that the governor of California had between 1939 and 1983 to make mid-year spending cuts whenever spending outpaces revenue without having to return to the legislature.

Proposition 77: Re-districting. Should voters choose their representatives in legislative districts that are drawn without regard to partisan advantage? YES. The most obvious conflict of interest in government is when politicians choose which voters will get to vote for them by drawing their own legislative district lines. This measure puts a stop to it.

Propositions 78 and 79: Prescription drug discounts. Do you want the same people who run the DMV to run your pharmacy? NO. These are rival measures, one supported by drug companies and the other by liberal activists – both of which purport to lower drug prices. What they really do is assure that one group of patients gets to pay higher prices to provide subsidized prices for others. There’s no such thing as a free Levitra.

Proposition 80. Electricity Regulation. Do you want the same people who run the DMV to run your electricity company? NO. This measure locks in monopoly control of your electricity by the bureaucratized utilities and forbids you from ever being able to shop around for the lowest-priced electricity available.

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