But here’s a point that’s seldom mentioned — even by Prop 32 supporters. Labor union dues are 100% tax deductible. About 75% of union dues are used (directly or indirectly) for politics.
Hence unions and their members advocate and contribute with PRE-tax dollars, whereas those contributing voluntarily must use AFTER-tax dollars. Even corporate payroll deductions for politics (which are voluntary and would be banned under Prop 32) are treated as after-tax dollars.
Let’s level the playing field. ALL political contributions should be with after-tax dollars. End the unions’ huge secret tax loophole.
Vote YES on Prop 32.