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The following article was posted on October 14th, 2020, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 21, Issue 33 [ Submit a Story ]
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Vote against stupid Democratic proposals

By Samantha Romero, Santa Maria

California is facing a financial crisis with two idiotic proposals. First is Proposition 15. Small business owners already have difficulty paying workers. Workers who are struggling to put food on their family’s table and struggling to pay their bills. Proposition 15 is a deceptively worded bad idea trying to gut Proposition 13’s limitation of confiscatory property taxes and will force businesses to pay additional taxes or close for good. 

Money from Proposition 15 is touted as going to help schools. It will not. That is the same carrot dangled before voters with lottery money. Remember? Sure, the money went to the schools, but the state in turn diverted equal funds away from the schools to use on pet projects. Don’t be fooled. This is an attempt to chisel away at Proposition 13, and if passed the next chisel will be at homeowners. 

I am proud that Supervisors Steve Lavagnino and Peter Adam opposed this proposition. The other three, Gregg Hart, Das Williams, and Joan Hartmann, who approved supporting Proposition 15, have no common sense. Remember those three names when you see them on a future ballot. Please vote with your head and not your heart. 

I agree we need to help schools, but taxing businesses out of existence will not help them or their employees. 

Another stupid idea is that California is setting up a nine-member task force on how to provide reparations for Black Americans. Why? There is not a Black person alive today who was a slave. And what about reparations for Native Americans or Mexicans? After all, this was their land. How much money will that cost an already broke California? Gov. Newsom has no common sense. 

Please vote no on Proposition 15, and write to your local representatives about the reparation hoax, another stupid Democratic proposal.

Samantha Romero
Santa Maria









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