Classic Koch - AlterNet
How California's Prop. 32 Could Enrich Two Kochs

They are the moneyed heads of a sophisticated and organized political machine that serves to back one thing and one thing only—their profits.

Koch subsidiaries, such as Flint Hills Resources—a petrochemical company–stand to make a killing should California reverse its strict carbon emission standards. Koch Industries has an array of powerful lobbyists working for its interests in Sacramento and a nearly decade-long history of major donations to California politicians in support of the Kochs’ business agenda. The brothers’ latest crusade, to pass Prop. 32 and reduce the political voice of unions in California, stands to vastly increase their personal fortunes—at the expense of the rest of us.

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Vote No On Prop#32

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Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Morello join for anti-Prop. 32 concert

Veteran activist supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash will team with muckraking musician Tom Morello for an Oct. 3 concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles to raise awareness and money to defeat Proposition 32, a campaign-finance measure on the November ballot.

Morello will open for CSN in an evening that will also feature actor Edward James Olmos in rallying opposition to the measure that is opposed by the League of Women Voters, the California Alliance for Retired Americans and a consortium of teachers, firefighters, nurses and other members of organized labor.

"This measure is not the campaign finance reform measure its proponents say it is," the California League of Women Voters states on its website. "Proposition 32 promises 'political reform' but is really designed by special interests to help themselves and harm their opponents. It looks like a campaign finance reform measure but unfairly targets one set of large campaign donors while giving other donors unlimited power. Its ban on payroll deductions for political giving will affect unions but not corporations, and even the restriction it places on contributions to candidates by corporations is full of loophole exemptions. It does not fix the problem of money in politics; Super PACs and independent expenditure committees will continue to spend without limitation." continued

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Stephen Stills, left, Graham Nash and David Crosby will join musician Tom Morello in an anti-Proposition 32 concert in Los Angeles on Oct. 3. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Deceptive Prop. 32 - San Jose Mercury News

Amy B. Dean: huffingtonpost
Prop 32's Rich Backers Trying to Bully Working People Out of Politics...Again

In their attempts to silence the political voice of working people, conservative groups and millionaire donors have been disingenuous and anti-democratic. But you can't say they haven't been persistent.

Proposition 32 -- a so-called "paycheck protection" measure that will appear on California's ballot in November -- is hardly a novel innovation. Rather, it is this year's tired reincarnation of similar ballot initiatives rejected by voters in 1998 and again in 2005.

the measure would do nothing to restrict the flood of secretive cash into politics from super PACs such as American Crossroads--run by none other than George W. Bush's political Machiavelli, Karl Rove.

Prop 32 is backed by right-wingers such as former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, it's little surprise to learn that the measure is a straightforward anti-union initiative dressed in sheep's clothing. Its boosters neglect to mention several critical facts about labor's participation in elections.

VOTE NO on Proposition 32!
Stop Special Exemptions!

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No on 32:
Join the Campaign to Stop Special Exemptions
Prop 32 is not what it seems.
It was written to look like real reform, but in reality it was intentionally crafted to crate massive special exemptions for secretive Super PACs, wall street investors, big developers and other corporate special interests -- at the same time crippling the ability of everyday Californians to have a voice about issues that matter.
What's their real agenda?

Prop 32 is funded by the exact same wealthy interests it was written to benefit. If it passes they'll be free to pursue a radical conservative agenda to eliminate environmental protections, attack workers' rights, roll back public education, and more.

Sign up now to join the campaign to defeat Prop 32!

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California Proposition 32, the "Paycheck Protection"?
Note: The original title given to Proposition 32 by election officials during the petition circulation stage was, "Prohibits Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction

Prop. 32: Bad for Calif. and democracy - SFGate
Against: It silences the voices of working people

Every so often in California politics, a ballot measure comes along that is so deceptive that it takes one's breath away. Prop. 32 is such a measure, one that would have a disastrous impact on our democracy and on the issues about which Californians care most. Read more:

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Who's Funding Prop 32,
Prohibiting Contributions Through Payroll Deductions?

Prop 32: Read the Text

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Prop 32: Campaign Finance Reform, Or Union Buster?
Those against Prop 32 --mainly unions -- say the measure is not as balanced as it claims to be. They argue that employers rarely rely on payroll deductions for political cash, so Prop 32 would have a greater limiting effect on unions who need this source to draw campaign contributions. A vote in favor of Prop 32 would have an adverse impact on teachers, firefighers, police officers and nurses.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

"The initiative masquerades as an attempt at even-handed campaign-finance reform that would reduce the influence of powerful special interests in Sacramento. Few would argue that this is a laudable goal, but Prop. 32's special exemptions would increase the influence of business interests and wealthy individuals, while silencing teachers, nurses, firefighters and law-enforcement officers.

Prop. 32 promoters say that the measure treats corporations and unions equitably, but by prohibiting payroll deductions to collect political contributions, Prop. 32 would all but eliminate unions' voice. Unions rely on payroll deduction to raise funds for politics; corporations use profits."

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Give me one other organization that fights for worker's rights.

If this was to hurt the big corporate interest why are they the ones putting money into this campaign to pass? The Koch bros., Carl Rove, big oil companies, and insurance companies, wall street bankers and developers. That's because they are all exempt from Prop 32.

Labor rights aren’t etched in stone. They were won through politics and collective bargaining. So if you’re the 99% that have to work for a living say, “good bye” to, vacation leave, health insurance, 8 hour work day, minimum wage, work place health and safety laws, overtime pay, unemployment, child labor laws, meal breaks, nurse patient ratios just to name a few. Screw 32 vote NO

STOP the Special Exemptions Act.

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Proposition 30 will raise nearly $9 billion by raising income taxes on the state’s wealthiest residents. Those funds will stave off another devastating $6 billion in cuts to K-12 public education, the community colleges, and the state’s higher education system.

YES on 30 - Schools & Safety Protection Act
A strong economy for the next generation.
* Stop another $6 billion in cuts to our schools this year.
* Prevent steep tuition hikes for college students and their families.
* Invest in our schools and colleges so we can prepare the next generation for the jobs of the future.

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Who's Funding Prop 30?
Jerry Brown's Temporary Tax for Education
Campaign finance for Proposition 30, which would raise income taxes on those in the highest tax brackets, increase the sales and use tax statewide.

Proposition 30 would increase personal income taxes for seven years on those who earn over $250,000 in annual earnings a year and would increase the sales and use tax by a quarter-cent for four years to 7.5 percent statewide.


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