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Message started by Forum Admin on Aug 10th, 2010, 9:02am

Title: More dams, more budget busting expense
Post by Forum Admin on Aug 10th, 2010, 9:02am

It seems the Governator and State legislator are at it again. They are trying to delay public vote on an $11 billion water bond measure that is currently on the 2010 ballot because it has so much opposition it is unlikely to pass. The reason for all the opposition is the taxpayers will be billed for costly and destructive dams and the ultimate cost will be $22 billion; this states budget is already in big trouble. This bill would delay the public's ability to vote no on the water bond and keep it as a plan for 2012 instead of just scraping the bond and it is stuffed with "pork."

Read how destructive and costly this bond would be and what you can do about it:

http://www.friendsoftheriver.org/site/PageServer?pagename=NoWaterBond

Some editorials regarding this bill:

Instead of hoping for more support in 2012, he (Governor Schwarzenegger) and state lawmakers should repeal the water bond legislation and come back with a smaller, equitable and less pork-filled package that could be more easily sold to voters.

- Sacramento Bee (7/8/10)


We hope the Legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger undo a serious mistake and remove from the November ballot an $11 billion water bond, stuffed with pork that would obligate taxpayers with more debt on top of tens of billions of bonded indebtedness they already can't afford.

- Orange County Register (7/1/10)


Merely pushing the bond back two years will not improve a measure awash in unnecessary spending. The $11.1 billion bond is more than twice the amount of the state's largest previous water bond. And the measure is bloated with billions of dollars for projects that have little to do with the state's crucial water needs.
- Riverside Press-Enterprise (7/1/10)

Title: Re: More dams, more budget busting expense
Post by Lew_Riffle on Aug 11th, 2010, 6:09am

I personally sent Mr Stricklan a message....probably won't do any good because he has to vote party lines and not common sense. Wonder why we got where we are!   I have not heard how the vote went most likely sideways somehow.   LEW

Title: Re: More dams, more budget busting expense
Post by Forum Admin on Aug 11th, 2010, 7:05pm

Unfortunately it was voted to push the water bond vote to November 2012. This will give them a major election to hide it behind and plenty of time to con people into voting for the bond. If it were on the ballot this year the polls show a majority would have voted against it.

Title: Re: More dams, more budget busting expense
Post by Lew_Riffle on Aug 12th, 2010, 7:11am

And to continue the nausea some of the environmental groups are claiming this as some sort of victory.
Sideways like I thought.   LEW

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