Another scam from California’s leftist Democrats. They hate being term-limited and having to actually look for work every few years;
In 1990, California voters passed term limits on their legislators. As in other states, California politicians have been trying to get rid of them ever since.
But in California, their attempts are grander because the prize is bigger: California has the highest-paid legislature and being a legislator is a full-time, year-round job. Plus, it is a large, wealthy state with out-sized special interests that spend freely to achieve their goals and share theirlargess with the politicians that serve them. The system is tailor-made for ambitious political careerists, except for those pesky term limits!
In the first attempt to kill term limits in 2002, the ballot measure was pretty straight-forward and the voters squashed it. The politicians and lobbyists learned their lesson – voters love term limits! — and in 2008 came up with a deceptive ballot measure and spent $18 million to promote it. But the voters saw through the ruse and squashed it again.
Now, on the June 2012 ballot, politicians are back with an initiative so deceptive that many – I fear most – Californians will vote YES, believing that the initiative actually strengthens California term limits. It doesn’t.
The scam lies in the ballot title:
LIMITS ON LEGISLATORS’ TERMS IN OFFICE. INITIATIVE
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Reduces total amount of time a person may serve in the state legislature from 14 years to 12 years. Allows 12 years’ service in one house. Applies only to legislators first elected after measure is passed. Fiscal Impact: No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments.
Clearly, Proposition 28 is designed to trick voters into thinking it strengthens terms limits when it does the exact opposite. We have to get the word out quick!
Read the rest, and then get the word out.
h/t Dawn Wildman
No On 28: The Term Limits Scam Is Back! (John Fleischman)
Stop the Scam – NO on 28 (Facebook page)