There is a legitimate argument for a NO vote on Prop 6. California voters should suffer for electing tax and spend statists to the Legislature.
We will never #RestoreCalifornia by ballot proposition. We need to elect legislators who will:
1- never, ever, ever raise taxes, fees, or duties
2- define what the role of government is
3- submit budgets which fund the core functions of government
If all the Republicans can offer is to be “more efficient managers of the welfare state,” don’t elect them. If all the Republicans can offer is ballot proposition after ballot proposition, to micromanage the problems Democrats cause with their collectivist agenda, don’t pass them.
For now, I like the energy which Proposition 6 brings to the 2018 election. A taxpayer revolt is always a good thing in my mind, but Prop 6 is a band aid. Prop 13 was a band aid. Ballot propositions are band aids on a festering wound that results in confiscatory taxation designed to recreate the feudal system of California’s past.
Make Californians feels the pain of one party rule in Sacramento and pray California doesn’t become Venezuela before the electorate figures it out. We will never restore a representative government that believes in limited powers unless the electorate feels the pain of socialism.
Vote YES on Proposition 6 this election but it’s time to dig in. The next time a Republican suggests that we can “fix” the mess by a ballot proposition, tell them to figure how to get elected.