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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

If I were to run for governor, these are what MY views would be. I believe that this is how we can fix a good many of the problems in what was once The Golden State.

Here are my 30 areas and proposals:

1. Like with Superfly, give a blanket parole to all nonviolent/non thievery criminals. A person that commits a crime against him/herself should not be incarcerated for it.

2. Immediately cut all social programs for illegal aliens. (Basically, enforce Prop 187)

3. Fire all 40,000 new State workers that Mr Davis has hired since he took office in 1999. If we didn't need them then, we don't need them now.

4. Liquidate CalTrans (the bloated, inefficient state highway maintenance agency) and contract all highway/road work to private firms. They will do it better, faster, and cheaper. Also, all road work will only be done between the hours of 2100-0500.

5. Place a 5 year hiatus on all building and development in the state. Projects already under way would be allowed to be finished. But not a single new bulldozer will roll on any California dirt for 5 years. No more houses, warehouses, strip malls, whatever. Rehabilitate existing sites. But no new ground in the state will be allowed to be paved or built over. This state is already got more people than it can handle. Hopefully this will earn me some green votes, especially in light of #6.

6. Screw the Greens. An alternate route to SR 91 WILL be bored through the Santa Ana Canyon. Not to contradict myself with #5, but this road is desperately needed.

7. HOV/"Diamond Lanes" rules will be changed to 2 or more LICENSED DRIVERS per vehicle. Mamma driving little 6 year old Scotty in the Diamond Lane is NOT taking another car off the road, since little Scotty isn't driving anyway.

8. Mandatory reflex testing for all drivers aged 65 and up. Those that don't pass, don't get to drive. Too bad.

9. Noise abatement on cars in residential areas during certain times of the day/night. i.e. anyone who drives a vehicle (so-called 'Rice Rocket' or straight pipe Harley Davidson) in a residential area at-say-2AM, and the sound emitted by the vehicle exceeds 85 dB, that vehicle will be impounded and the driver fined no less than $1000.

10. Eliminate red light cameras. I do not believe that a person should be able to be charged with a crime by a machine.

11. Welfare will be limited to non-renewable terms of 12 weeks. No more of this living generation to generation on it. Welfare cheats, if convicted, will be sentenced to life in prison and/or deportation (if applicable). Same with Workers Compensation. No exceptions for any reason.

12. English only. No exceptions. Can’t read the DMV drivers guide? Too bad. You don’t get a license.

13. Anyone found guilty of driving without a license would be sentenced to a minimum of 1 year prison labor.

14. Cap all traffic citations/tickets at $25, but double the “points” system. Enough of the “good ol’ boy network of bogus tickets. Cities will have to find another way to sustain themselves. The public has been extorted “in the name of safety” for too long now.

15. All sales taxes, property taxes, excise taxes, etc. will be frozen at current levels for 4 years.

16. Eliminate sales tax on private party purchases, inheritances, etc. (e.g. when a vehicle is sold private party)

17. Repeal all helmet laws on motorcycles, except for riders under the age of 18.

18. Lower the legal drinking age to 18, but double all fines and punishments for DUI convictions.

19. Eliminate mandatory insurance laws. But if an uninsured motorist causes death or injury, that party will be taken into state ran servitude to perform community service until that debt is paid off. The state will pay off the injured/killed so that they do not have to wait.

20. Take the educational system out of the political process. All proceeds from Lottery sales that were ostensibly to go to schools will be overseen by a new independent agency that will direct funds directly into the purchase of new textbooks, new schools, and hiring new teachers and increasing incumbent teacher salaries.

21. The losing side of any trial will be required to pay ALL costs for both himself and the other side. This should eliminate a lot of frivolous litigation.

22. All political sponsorship will be limited to $5000 per donor, whether it’s individual or corporation.

23. On abortion: I will not take an official side: Let the two sides continue to hit each other with their signs and leave the rest of us alone.

24. Eliminate so-called “hate crimes” legislation. I believe that term is redundant. An assault, rape, or whatever against an individual is already “hate”. Doubling the sentence because the perpetrator uttered a racial slur is not an excuse. We need to enforce laws already on the books.

25. Charge flat rates for vehicle registration. A car is a car. How much one pays should not be determined by what the car is worth. Although SUV’s and trucks will be charged more inasmuch as they cause more wear on the roads.

26. If the State does not pass a budget within the mandatory timeframe, all who have a vote on the matter will have their pay suspended for every day there’s an impasse.

27. Loosen up a lot of regulations here in the state. Too many businesses are leaving because doing business here has become too onerous and frustrating. A lot of people would be out of work if my plans were adopted. So I would need to lure business back. Of course, a lot of people would also leave the state, which would be good. So those two issues would cancel each other out.

28. Marriage: between a man and a woman only.

29. Crimes of thievery (like burglary, theft, extortion, robbery, etc.), which would no doubt initially skyrocket as a result of me cutting out the bottom on social safety nets, would be met with a MANDATORY 3 year minimum of State Service-trash/graffiti removal, etc.

30. Concealed firearms would be permitted.






[Edited 2003-08-07 15:17:54]

36 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

Sounds good and all, but what's with the marriage policy? Will it hurt your state economy???

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

The marriage thing is suitable in Certain States........hint-hint....nudge-nudge.
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Yes, I'm sure those proposals will get you elected.

Not


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

I was set to award the Shaft for a self-gloss type stuff, but you have some good ideas. I don't agree with number 28 though.

User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Just to comment on a few points (most of what you propose is ok, but some of the points shoud be re-read...)

Place a 5 year hiatus on all building and development in the state

That might be good for the environment, however, that will put a lot of construction workers out of a job.
And with point 11. enforced, they might not be too happy to be on an unpaid welfare for 5 years-12 weeks

Welfare will be limited to non-renewable terms of 12 weeks

No way. Although it is true there are system abusers, there are also a ot of people who have great difficulties finding a job. You might want to moderate that point by strictly controlling that a person on the dole is actually looking for a job - if he refuses a job offer for a non valid reason, then the welfare s supressed.

Cap all traffic citations/tickets at $25, but double the “points” system. [...] Cities will have to find another way to sustain themselves.
and then Lower the legal drinking age to 18, but double all fines and punishments for DUI convictions

Well, they won't have to look long for this other way to sustain themselves  Wink/being sarcastic (although I entirely agree with the points heresaid... )

16. Eliminate sales tax on private party purchases, inheritances, etc. (e.g. when a vehicle is sold private party)
No way, that's how the State earns money ! (very high taxation of inheriances...)


Anyway, the other points are quite valid...

Antoine


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Well, they won't have to look long for this other way to sustain themselves

I closed that loophole by freezing sales taxes, property taxes, and so on. I know what you mean about "creating" a lot of DUI. I agree that is a potential problem, but it could be worked out.

No way, that's how the State earns money ! (very high taxation of inheriances...)

well you're right. Those ARE cash cows for the state. First, I don't believe in an omnipotent government. It's role should only be to provide law and order and some civility as well as basic services like fire and police protection. Second, I don't believe in taxing people twice on the same dollar. When a new car is purchased, sales tax is paid on it then. When the original owner subsequently sells the car to a second owner, that very same car should not be subject to taxation again. Same goes for inhertiances. When your Aunt Emma die, and leaves you her car and house, those items ALREADY HAD TAX PAID ON THEM.

besides, I believe that with all of this extra money in peoples pockets, they will be spending more, and in the long run, sales taxes from those purchases will be nearly enough to offset the loss of the double tax.


I stand behind the other issues.






[Edited 2003-08-07 16:05:20]

User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

How do you reconcile proposals 1 and 13?

What's with 17? Are you going for Darwinism?
(IE anybody stupid enough to ride fast without a helet takes themselves out of the gene pool 1.  Smile)



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

How do you reconcile proposals 1 and 13?

Because #1 applies to things like self mutilation, drug usage, etc, where as long as no one else is involved, no real crime has been committed. Whereas #13 would be a statute violation. If someone doesn't have a license, there is a legitimate reason for it-like not being able to read in English, or that it is suspended as a result of a prior crime. Or maybe they failed to pass the test and demonstrate that they are incapable of handling a vehicle safely.

What's with 17? Are you going for Darwinism?

Not necessarily Darwinism per se. Not to contradict myself with the above, but I don't believe that responsibility is something that should be legislated. The difference between riding sans helmet versus driving without a license is that a helmetless person is only going to hurt him/herself whereas an unlicensed driver is either already a criminal or could be potentially putting others in harms way. In other words, I DO believe that NEGLIGENCE should be punished.




User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Slight problem with #18, as the Federal gov't requires states to have the legal drinking age set to 21 years old in order to receive Federal Highway funds. The State of Louisiana fought for years with the Feds over this (and their roads suffered as a result), but finally relented.

Some of your points would cause more governmental spending, like #19. Putting those without insurance who cause injury or fatal accidents into State servitude will cost the State more money it cannot afford, and also insurance rates will go up as a result of the large number of uninsured motorists that will be on the roads. #21 will cause more burden on the state because some people will have to go one welfare because all of their income is being used to pay legal costs for both parties in a case in which they were on the losing side. #17 will cause more injury accidents, helmets do save lives, and who will bear the burden of those without medical insurance? The taxpayers.

Some points have some iffy concerns. #7 for example:
7. HOV/"Diamond Lanes" rules will be changed to 2 or more LICENSED DRIVERS per vehicle. Mamma driving little 6 year old Scotty in the Diamond Lane is NOT taking another car off the road, since little Scotty isn't driving anyway.

Maybe it should be changed to "Of driving age" and not "licensed drivers" Some people don't have licences for various reasons (suspension, bad vision, never learned to drive, etc). Mrs. Orange County Soccer Mom, with 2 kids under the age of 16 shouldn't be allowed to use the HOV lanes, because
like you said, little Scotty 6 year old isn't driving anyway.

12. English only. No exceptions. Can’t read the DMV drivers guide? Too bad. You don’t get a license.

This has ACLU lawsuits written all over it. Several municipalities have had these laws overturned by the ACLU, citing 1st Amendment rights. I agree with "English Only" laws, as when one moves to a country where your native language is not the official language, you must learn the language in order to survive. Many school districts that have sizable immigrant populations have had to hire additional staff proficient in other languages in order to meet the needs of non-English speakers. This should not be, English is the offical language in this country, and no other language should be used by any government, from the smallest city to the largest Federal agency.



User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 10, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Slight problem with #18, as the Federal gov't requires states to have the legal drinking age set to 21 years old in order to receive Federal Highway funds. The State of Louisiana fought for years with the Feds over this (and their roads suffered as a result), but finally relented.

Well if that's the case, then I might have to re-evaluate the position. But at least I would campaign for the cause. If I end up losing at the Federal level, then oh well. At least I tried.

Some of your points would cause more governmental spending, like #19. Putting those without insurance who cause injury or fatal accidents into State servitude will cost the State more money it cannot afford

Not necessarily. These people will be performing services for "free" that the State would otherwise be paying for, so it would even things out.


and also insurance rates will go up as a result of the large number of uninsured motorists that will be on the roads.

Good point. I would have to address this in my "platform". Stay tuned.

#21 will cause more burden on the state because some people will have to go one welfare because all of their income is being used to pay legal costs for both parties in a case in which they were on the losing side.

Wrong. First of all, if that were the case, then most people will think twice about suing. Does their case have any merit? A person that, under our current system sue for their own stupidity might think twice if they knew there was a chance of it blowing up in their face. Second, welfare would be capped after 12 weeks. If the State has to sieze all of their assetts to make them pay for their legal bills, and they end up living in a box and eating from dumpsters, then that's THEIR problem. It will set a precedent for others to follow.


#17 will cause more injury accidents, helmets do save lives, and who will bear the burden of those without medical insurance?

Again, that's THEIR problem. Those without insurance, oh well. That's the way it goes. My advice to you: drive carefully, drive with a helmet, or get some insurance. You're on your own there.


Maybe it should be changed to "Of driving age" and not "licensed drivers" Some people don't have licences for various reasons (suspension, bad vision, never learned to drive, etc).

I disagree. As I already stated, the original purpose of HOV lanes was to get cars off the road. Whether it's 6 year old Scotty, or a 23 year old college student who got pinched for a DUI, you are NOT taking a car off the road by transporting someone who isn't driving anyway. I stand behind the proposal.


This has ACLU lawsuits written all over it. Several municipalities have had these laws overturned by the ACLU, citing 1st Amendment rights. I agree with "English Only" laws, as when one moves to a country where your native language is not the official language, you must learn the language in order to survive. Many school districts that have sizable immigrant populations have had to hire additional staff proficient in other languages in order to meet the needs of non-English speakers. This should not be, English is the offical language in this country, and no other language should be used by any government, from the smallest city to the largest Federal agency.


hey fuck the ACLU. Let them whine and bitch all they want. We already have the Tower of friggin' Babel here. Again, our purpose is to PROMOTE the welfare, not PROVIDE it. With the amount of resources available nowadays online and in bookstores, learning English should not be a problem. If the parents come here and cannot afford to school their children, then they have no business being here in the first place. Like you said, English is the Common Language, therefore, we have no obligation to cater to those who do not speak it.








User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Do you think your sexuality will come into play in the race? I mean you opponents may use your homosexuality against you.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

First of all, what does my $exuality have anything to do with it? Second, what makes you think I'm homo? (which, BTW, I'm not).

Look, just because you're a gay, unemployed welfare recipient who drives on a suspended license, and would be crucified by my policy is no reason for you to get bitter or petty.


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Ha, Matthew, Matthew... Where's the sense of humor  Wink/being sarcastic


Go big or go home
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

And down goes AA61hvy. Not in his usual way, but with a punishing blast from Matt D.  Big grin



User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2111 times:


You will lose.



Go big or go home
User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2732 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2093 times:

Just so long as he does go down we don't care how it happened !

signed all the boys at Toni's bath-house and BBQ, SFO



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

You gotta love when people bite your style, only to come up a few inches short (as is always the case with AA61hvy).

And I have to admit, I really get a kick out of it when PJ drops the occasional joke. Not sure why, but they work for me.  Big grin


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3081 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Matt D, I couldn't agree with you more. Too bad your not running, you'd definitely get my vote. Only thing different I see is that every year you should be required to take both a written and driving test to prove your knowledge. By doing this, everyone would know more about the legal way of driving and I'm sure it would bring the number of accidents down.

I most agree with you on the issue about CalTrans. They are such sh*t! Here in Sacramento on one of the highways, it needed to be widened from 3 lanes to 4. They said they couldn't begin working on the project until 2007. Well, by then we will need a lot more then just 4 lanes. How pathetic.

Matt D for governor, and maybe president?  Wink/being sarcastic

Chris



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

Only thing different I see is that every year you should be required to take both a written and driving test to prove your knowledge. By doing this, everyone would know more about the legal way of driving and I'm sure it would bring

Do you not have a theory exam as part of the driving licence?


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3081 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

Here, once you get a license, no more tests. My dad has lived in California for all his life and not had to take a test since he was 16! But, I think when you move from state to state, you have to take a written test. It's rather pathetic considering all the laws being passed that ban this or that. California is definitely run by, I'm not sure how to say it, so ill just say people I don't agree with. Sad


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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

why is it that the people with the really good ideas to make sense of all the bullshit and the realy good plans to make everything work never get to power?!


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineJA54123 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 137 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

You have lots of ideas however with no explanations on how to achieve these things, some seem very bad and not well thought out. Some of your proposals would land you with lower ratings than old Governor Gray. Good to have these ideas however, and things are going to have to drastically change for your state (more business friendly, less environmental restriction, and less state run hand-out programs), or it will continue to put a drag on the US economy that the rest of us large states with the big economies cannot overcome by ourselves. We need California, however I think that it is getting some of what the people (not all of them, but a lot of them) deserve. California has always portrayed itself as a state that was perfect when the rest of the country was dealing with problems and adapting to them. California has all of these regulations and restrictions that have caused businesses to leave and consequently it has caused the mess that is currently taking place. I was reading yesterday that California and New York had the largest population losses last year, and that the southern states especially Texas & Florida were experiencing growth. It is going to take strong leadership from people with good ideas like yours to turn it around and retake your state. Good Luck!!

Jason



You wouldn't understand, it's a Texas Thang!
User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

why is it that the people with the really good ideas to make sense of all the bullshit and the realy good plans to make everything work never get to power?!

Because Gay Davis is a sleazebag and the bitch of Special Interests. As Arnie put it: "Gray Davis is good at running a dirty campaign, but he's clearly not good at running a state." Arnold should be careful though...Hollywood could get him.

B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39721 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Matt D:
Now wait a minute! I am supposed to be the liberal and your supposed to be the conservative but I agree with you on most of your agenda.  Smile



1. Like with Superfly, give a blanket parole to all nonviolent/non thievery criminals. A person that commits a crime against him/herself should not be incarcerated for it.

Agreed!
'Rehabilitation centers' should be for the most violent members of our society.

3. Fire all 40,000 new State workers that Mr Davis has hired since he took office in 1999. If we didn't need them then, we don't need them now.

Agreed!
I've been applying for jobs with the State for 4 YEARS now (7 positions) and still no response. State, County and City jobs are all inheritance jobs through nepotism.

4. Liquidate CalTrans (the bloated, inefficient state highway maintenance agency) and contract all highway/road work to private firms. They will do it better, faster, and cheaper. Also, all road work will only be done between the hours of 2100-0500.

Well it's been done already. My company IS the private firm that has the contract with CalTrans and we do all the paperwork involved. The men in the hard hats on the road work 24/7.

5. Place a 5 year hiatus on all building and development in the state. Projects already under way would be allowed to be finished. But not a single new bulldozer will roll on any California dirt for 5 years. No more houses, warehouses, strip malls, whatever. Rehabilitate existing sites. But no new ground in the state will be allowed to be paved or built over. This state is already got more people than it can handle. Hopefully this will earn me some green votes, especially in light of #6.


AMEN!  Big thumbs up

6. Screw the Greens.
I agree!
...and every Democrat should grab-a-hold of every Green Party member, bend them over our knees and spank there asses for voting for Nader and giving the election to W Bush!  Pissed

7. HOV/"Diamond Lanes" rules will be changed to 2 or more LICENSED DRIVERS per vehicle. Mamma driving little 6 year old Scotty in the Diamond Lane is NOT taking another car off the road, since little Scotty isn't driving anyway.

Excellent point  Big thumbs up
I never thought about that and I work as a transportation planner!
Lightbulb goes on in my head. Thanks Matt!  Smile


8. Mandatory reflex testing for all drivers aged 65 and up. Those that don't pass, don't get to drive. Too bad.

Ditto!


9. Noise abatement on cars in residential areas during certain times of the day/night. i.e. anyone who drives a vehicle (so-called 'Rice Rocket' or straight pipe Harley Davidson) in a residential area at-say-2AM, and the sound emitted by the vehicle exceeds 85 dB, that vehicle will be impounded and the driver fined no less than $1000.

Ditto!
So long rice rockets.


10. Eliminate red light cameras. I do not believe that a person should be able to be charged with a crime by a machine.

Agreed!
Time for cops to put down there donuts, stop racial profiling and do there jobs they are supposed to do. Damn those incompetent fu*ks!  Pissed


13. Anyone found guilty of driving without a license would be sentenced to a minimum of 1 year prison labor.

Not sure about that one. People do move and let's face it, people that work at the DMV aren't the most savy people in the world and often don't bother to update the address change that people submit. There are drivers out there that don't know they may have tickets and thus may have a suspended license. I don't think it would be right to send people off to prisons (rehabilitation centers) for tickets they don't know about especially if it was generated by a machine .  Smile

14. Cap all traffic citations/tickets at $25, but double the “points” system. Enough of the “good ol’ boy network of bogus tickets. Cities will have to find another way to sustain themselves. The public has been extorted “in the name of safety” for too long now.

Agreed!
Are laws intended for public saftey or for profits?


18. Lower the legal drinking age to 18, but double all fines and punishments for DUI convictions.

Agreed!
If you can be drafted off to a war, you should be able to have the freedom to buy a beer when/if you get back!

19. Eliminate mandatory insurance laws.

AGREED 100%
It's a money grab for the insurance industry! I am ashamed to say that my state Senator Jackie Spier (D-San Mateo) sponsored that awful legislation that was signed by then Gov. Pete Wilson!  Pissed
I never vote for her! I always vote Libertarian/Indepandant or (gasp) Green when she's up for re-election.


20. Take the educational system out of the political process. All proceeds from Lottery sales that were ostensibly to go to schools will be overseen by a new independent agency that will direct funds directly into the purchase of new textbooks, new schools, and hiring new teachers and increasing incumbent teacher salaries.

Excellent point!

22. All political sponsorship will be limited to $5000 per donor, whether it’s individual or corporation.

Agreed!


26. If the State does not pass a budget within the mandatory timeframe, all who have a vote on the matter will have their pay suspended for every day there’s an impasse.

Makes sense to me.

Of course, a lot of people would also leave the state, which would be good.

Well the bad people (dotcomers) already left. Those who stayed behind truley love the State of California.  Smile













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25 Post contains images Mx5_boy : Matty, I'll vote for you and be your bride on the following conditions: 1. We have a *decent* condo in WeeHo. 2. A mansion in the Palisades (sort of n
26 Post contains images Matt D : Superfly: Since we actually agree a lot of this "campaign", does that imply that either you are a closet conservative, or that I am a closet Liberal?
27 Post contains images L-188 : Yeah, Superfly.... You should come over to our side of the force .
28 Post contains images Superfly : Matt D: Nah I think your a closet liberal! The things we agree on aren't specific to any ideology. The manditory insurance laws is something both part
29 Marcus : Yeah sandwiched between Gary Coleman and Larry Flint
30 Superfly : Marcus: Yeah sandwiched between Gary Coleman and Larry Flint Ew! Are you sure you still want to run Matt D?
31 KROC : Throw Arnold in the mix Marcus, and I'm definitely in there. Signed, Matt D
32 TNboy : Hmmmm - Matty and Mx5 would make a mighty fine pair, surpassing Arnie and Maria, and even rivalling Ronnie and Nancy. (Once Mx5 gets the obligatory ni
33 Boeing4ever : If you talk away all of his racist White Power, anti-immigrant rhetoric, he actually made a lot of good since. Like him, I am strongly against NAFTA,
34 Post contains images Superfly : Boeing4ever: I personally find his articles against our slanted support for Israel more appealing. Really! I thought he blindly supported Israel. I co
35 Boeing4ever : Really! Yes. An article he wrote appeared in a Polish-American newspaper that my dad gets alongside the Chicago Tribune made some mentions about the I
36 Post contains images Continental : Matt D for governor!? May God have mercy on our souls........... co
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