At its convention last weekend, the California Republican Party urged members to cast a no vote on Proposition 29, a massive tax hike to pay for nearly $1 billion in new annual spending.
Proposition 29, the so-called California Cancer Research Act, creates a massive new spending bureaucracy at a time when California is facing a nearly $10 billion budget deficit.
If Proposition is passed, hundreds of millions of dollars would be placed into the hands of a committee of favored political appointees to deal out special favors to special interests.
Not only would the decisions this commission makes be untouchable for 15 years, even in cases of waste and abuse, but the commission would have the authority to spend California tax dollars outside of the state and outside the country.
At a time when politicians are asking for billions in new taxes, why would California taxpayers dig deeper just to pay for another one of the spending lobby’s pet projects?
Prop. 29 is all “about creating yet another billion-dollar boondoggle that Californians simply can’t afford,” said David Spady, with Americans for Prosperity in a Flash Report column.
Voters must put an end to growing taxes that fund endless spending in California.