|Most Important Issue
Ever wonder how you can land one of those no-bid boondoggle government contracts, pump oil from the ground without paying for it, or how a corporation can make billions in profits and pay less tax than you? The game is called political corruption, and it pays off big-time for those wealthy enough to buy politicians. Can YOU buy a politician to address YOUR needs? Well, if Prop 89 wins Tuesday, maybe you can.
Referring to the corruption in Sacramento, Governor Schwarzenegger said, "Money goes in, favors go out, and the people lose." The people who lose are you and me and the favors that go out cost us Californians billions every year. Can we count on Arnold to clean up corruption?
Governor Schwarzenegger has taken in more than $200 million in special interest money, an amount that surpasses all but a few U.S. Presidents. Not surprisingly, he is against Prop 89. Can we count on our state legislators to protect us? They had their chance, but the Clean Money and Fair Elections Act died a lonely death in Sacramento, mired in committee.
Friends, our fate lies in our own hands. This Tuesday, we, the people, can vote for Proposition 89 and vote to end the absurd practice of having corporations, unions, and the wealthy fund every political campaign and elect every politician in this state. Prop 89 will give politicians a choice: They can either do what they do now, which is to beg for campaign money from those who demand expensive favors in return or, they can use public funding and owe their favors to the public... You and me.
Proposition 89, despite its lack of special interest money for constant, in-your-face TV publicity, will probably be the most important change you'll ever vote for and deserves your full support. In their ads, big corporations cry that Prop 89 is unfair. They ask, "Why should we pay?" Simple answer: You break it, you pay for it. Since the special interests polluted California's political landscape, it's only fair they pay to clean up their own mess.
Folks, Prop 89 is a dividing-line issue between the extremely rich, who want to keep California's politicians captive in their deep pockets, and the rest of us, who want representatives who are truly free to represent us. This is the most important issue on your ballot. Don't be fooled by big money lies. Please, vote yes on 89!