Alpha wrote:I'm moving to Montana.
(snicker) Hasta la vista, baby. (snicker)
Bob wrote:It's simple enough for me. I'm voting no on the recall initiative because I strongly believe that it's provided an undemocratic and basically unconstitutional means for one political party to use mob politics to seize power from another.
AFAIK, most states with recall laws require that specific allegations of malfeasance accompany the recall petition -- here, it can be done with no cause, at whim, and only requires a small segment of the voting population among a few counties to push a recall initiative through.
alice wrote:PJ wrote:Per these numbers: http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=s&u=/electionresults/static it was more than 10%. A landslide, really, especially considering the pre-election poll statistics. Ditto the "recall or not" question.
fucking south cali republicans.
Bob wrote: The burden this puts on the voter, to be prepared and educated on candidates and issues, for such extraordinary special elections is not consistent with the kind of democracy to which we're accustomed, however flawed the normal electoral means might be.
aforceforgood wrote:...And anyways, wouldn't it be a lot easier to have "good" sexual morals if you were fat, ugly, and stupid?
alice wrote:Alpha wrote:At least I wouldn't be paying 10% state income tax for the privilege of a governor I don't like managing a bankrupt economy.
we're considering a move to oregon.
Alpha wrote:At least I wouldn't be paying 10% state income tax for the privilege of a governor I don't like managing a bankrupt economy.
A lesson for the future is: during the rare overly-good economic times, pay attention to what your legislature and your city council is doing to your tax rates. Because when bad times return, as they always do, the downside of high taxes is amplified--and the beneficiaries of those tax money outlays will fight as hard as possible to keep their fists in your pockets.