Democrats Push for Removing Taxpayer Protections

Legislative Proposals Nothing But A Power Grab
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Legislative Democrats unveiled a series of legislative proposals today dubbed as “reform measures,” which would significantly weaken long-standing taxpayer protections.

“The Democrats again are simply trying to take away the protections the people put into the constitution, so they can raise taxes and spend more. Rather than real reforms that would get California back on track, or provide more jobs, the Democrats are reverting to form: tax more, spend more," stated Senate Republican Leader Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta).

Most notably, the Democrat proposal seeks to lower the vote requirement to a simple majority for both the passage of budget spending and raising local taxes, which is a direct attack on the protections of Propositions 13 and 218 that California voters have repeatedly supported over the last 30-years.