More reasons to vote “YES” on Prop 23

Via the Heartland Institute;

As President Barack Obama admitted more than two years ago – before the American economy tanked and unemployment rates soared – measures like AB 32 will result in more-expensive energy. That means fewer jobs and a lower quality of life for Californians. “I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, natural gas, you name it. … Electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” (San Francisco Chronicle, January 2008)

In March of this year, California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office agreed AB 32 is a jobs-killer: “The aggregate net jobs impact [of AB 32] is likely to be negative.”

And earlier this month the San Francisco-based Pacific Research Institute issued an analysis of the job-saving impaction of Prop 23. Economist Ben Zycher concluded, “The central finding of this study is that [passage of Prop 23 and] suspension of AB 32 would yield increases in aggregate California employment, relative to the case with implementation of AB 32, of a bit less than 150,000 in 2011, rising to more than a half million in 2012, and about 1.3 million in 2020.”

With an unemployment rate over 12 percent and a budget deficit nearing $12 billion, Californians cannot afford cannot afford higher energy prices and restrictions on economic growth. They can’t afford AB 32.


Here Heartland’s James Taylor interviews the author of Prop 23, Assemblyman Dan Logue

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About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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