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Who is behind Prop. 30?

By From page A5 | December 05, 2012

EDITOR:

Who’s really behind Prop. 30 and who benefits? When has a temporary tax ever been repealed in California? Never!

If you voted against Prop. 30 and it passed anyway, do you wonder who donated dollars to support it?

Obviously every California Teacher anything donated millions and I will send that list broken down with my next letter.

But why would CocaCola donate $1.878 Million to raise the taxes in California? Pepsico Incorporated and affiliated entities donated $1.2 million; Service Employee Int’l Union Local 1000 another $1.0 million.

Aren’t you glad you subscribe to Netflix? Owner Reed Hastings donated $1 million to this cause. Then there is State Farm Insurance $100K, Blue Shield of California $150K, California Hospitals Committee on issues $500K, Dignity Health $100K, Disney World wide services $100K, Consumer Attorney’s issues $250K, Warner Bros. $100K, Viacom International $100K, CBS Corp. $100K, NBC Universal another $100K, Sony Pictures $100K, California Correctional Peace Officers Association $350K, Peace Officers Research Association of California $100K, Sierra Pacific Industries $100K, Zenith Insurance $100K, KP financial services OPS $250K, California Attorneys Admin. Law judges $100K, PHRMA $100K, California Medical Assoc. $250K, Personal Insurance Federation of California issues committee $200K, Occidental Petroleum Corp. $250K, AERA Energy $125K, American Beverage Assoc. Strategic Advocacy $250K, American Beverage Assoc. $250K, Catalina Media development $100K, California Cable & Telecom. $100K, Caremark $100K and UFCW (formerly on strike against Raley’s) donated $100K to help raise your taxes.

Next year when you get another tax bill for Fire Protection; $150 per parcel, remember that the CDF donated $100K to raise more of your taxes. Or how about when you are in the hospital ask your local nurse why the California Nurses Association donated $1 million to this cause; or ask the hospital administrator why his group, the California Hospitals Committee on issues, donated $ 1.5 million and the United Nurses Association of California chipped in another $25K. Oh and don’t forget the CMA $250K.

If the monies donated to this campaign were donated directly to the schools wouldn’t that just about fix the problem? Because this list goes on and on and on; there are other millions I haven’t even touched.

This list is only the items over $100K (except the United Nurses assoc.) that I recognized. I’ve not included any of the Indian Casinos and exactly how do they benefit?

How do these companies benefit from assisting in the cause to raise taxes on the consumers that purchase their goods and services? Remember this list next time you shop for anything.

JUDY GOGGINS
Placerville

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