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Who is behind Prop. 30?

From page A5 | December 05, 2012 | 4 Comments


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 When has a temporary tax ever been repealed in California?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.


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Discussion | 4 comments

  • cookie65December 05, 2012 - 6:23 am

    This state is owned and operated by the public sector unions. Any business that operates here must pay homage to them in one form or another. Al Capone called it protection money.

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  • EvelynDecember 05, 2012 - 7:26 am

    Judy Goggins, you’re right. We probably won’t live to see this “temporary tax” repealed. Elsewhere I see that the income tax part of Prop 30 will apply RETROACTIVELY to 01/01/2012. $67.1 million was spent on the YES campaign which had the support of • Jerry Brown • League of Women Voters of CA • CA Democratic Party • CA Teachers Assoc • CA State Council of Service Employees • CA School Employees Assoc • American Federation of Teachers • CA Federation of Teachers ********** The California Teachers Assoc and American Fed of Teachers combined YES donation = $15.6M. The Democratic State Central Committee: $5.1M. Major donors to both YES and NO can be found @,_Sales_and_Income_Tax_Increase_%282012%29

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  • EvelynDecember 05, 2012 - 7:57 am

    It’s amazing what you find when looking for something else. Exploring the CA Democratic Central Committee’s website to see where $5.1M for the YES on Prop 30 Campaign came from (an answer I’m unlikely to get) I found they have an • African-American Caucus • Arab American Caucus • Asian Pacific Islander Caucus • Chicano Latino Caucus • Filipino American Caucus • Irish American Caucus • LGBT Caucus • Native American Caucus. I’m not sure which one caters for citizens regarding themselves simply as “American”. For myself, the closest fit is Irish American. If you can’t find yourself a group you’re probably a racist!

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  • NancyDecember 06, 2012 - 7:15 am

    California was recently ranked #50 of poorest run states in the union. The politicians of this state will never get it nor do they care to. That leaves 2 choices. Stay here and put up with it or move to a better run state. There are 49 states left to choose from.

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