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Old 03-16-2011, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Of course most of us back tax extensions. Its the wise thing to do.


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The survey found that, by a 58 percent to 39 percent margin, voters said they would vote in favor of a ballot measure asking them to extend temporary tax increases.

Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo said voters have become accustomed to the taxation levels of recent years and want a say in the fate of the state budget.

The survey found 61 percent of voters prefer calling a special election to settle the state's budget issues, compared with 36 percent who would leave it to lawmakers.

Survey finds Californians back tax extensions | Reuters
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Yeah, but regardless of our support or not, they should be allowed to come to a vote. Blocking the vote itself seems really shortsighted.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Police State
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I love agenda driven make-news stories. "Of course most of us....?" Speak for yourself.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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Same survey, with more details on the data by Sacbee.com:

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In general, the Field/UC poll found that voters support – albeit not by a particularly wide margin – Brown's plan to both cut spending and extend the temporary taxes, but they would oppose anything labeled as new and additional taxes.

That's why Brown is increasingly desperate to get his plan through the Legislature – as written it would require at least four Republican votes – and onto a special election ballot in June. He and other supporters want to call them tax extensions and not the tax increases they would become after June 30.

Thus the Field/UC poll simultaneously bolsters Brown's case and indicates that he has a narrow margin of public support.

And while liberals may cheer voter approval of tax extensions, conservatives can take heart from the voters' strong dislike of relying primarily on revenue to close the budget gap.

The poll implies that were Brown's plan to make the June ballot – no better than a 50-50 bet at this moment – its success or failure would hinge largely on how it's defined to voters in what would likely be a low-turnout election.
Read more: Dan Walters: Field Poll shows California's wide divide - Sacramento Politics - California Politics | Sacramento Bee
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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In general, the Field/UC poll found that voters support – albeit not by a particularly wide margin – Brown's plan to both cut spending and extend the temporary taxes, but they would oppose anything labeled as new and additional taxes.

That's why Brown is increasingly desperate to get his plan through the Legislature – as written it would require at least four Republican votes – and onto a special election ballot in June. He and other supporters want to call them tax extensions and not the tax increases they would become after June 30.

^ Just goes to show how dumb voters are and why they shouldn't be allowed to vote on the issue. 'Additional taxes' vs 'tax extensions' .. and the mass of idiots would vote differently....
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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In general, the Field/UC poll found that voters support – albeit not by a particularly wide margin – Brown's plan to both cut spending and extend the temporary taxes, but they would oppose anything labeled as new and additional taxes.

That's why Brown is increasingly desperate to get his plan through the Legislature – as written it would require at least four Republican votes – and onto a special election ballot in June. He and other supporters want to call them tax extensions and not the tax increases they would become after June 30.

^ Just goes to show how dumb voters are and why they shouldn't be allowed to vote on the issue. 'Additional taxes' vs 'tax extensions' .. and the mass of idiots would vote differently....

All I know is that I've had enough of paying taxes. Just weeks after Brown took office, I was impressed with his actions in trimming the budget and I was all ready to vote for increasing/extending the taxes. But his approach, if any, in addressing the public worker salary and pensions made me withdraw my support.

I'd rather we hurt big time right and get over with it now, than to keep kicking the can down the road.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I never trust "temporary" taxes. I haven't bought tires in 8 years, so is there still a federal excise tax on them? If I recall correctly, that was a temporary tax imposed during WW2.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I love agenda driven make-news stories. "Of course most of us....?" Speak for yourself.
Er, that was my comment....the news story itself is quoted.

And OF COURSE MOST of us support it. You are in the minority on this issue.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I never trust "temporary" taxes. I haven't bought tires in 8 years, so is there still a federal excise tax on them? If I recall correctly, that was a temporary tax imposed during WW2.
That is definitely something to consider.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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Of course most of us back tax extensions. Its the wise thing to do.
Of course we do, thats why the Republicans oppose putting it on the ballot.
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