When I was an elected member of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, some people called me a "tax and spend liberal," and they made it sound like that was a bad thing!
This November, Californians have an opportunity to pass Proposition 25, which would amend the California Constitution and make it possible for a majority of the members of the State Legislature to adopt a state budget. Currently, it takes a 2/3 vote. The opponents of Proposition 25 make it sound like implementing a majority vote rule would be a bad thing!
Making collective decisions about what we should spend our money on, and about how we should raise the money we decide to spend, and doing it by a majority vote, is what I have always thought of as "democracy."
And who is it, exactly, who thinks that's a bad thing?
Sunday, October 24, 2010
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