Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Special Election Is On!

Looks like the Governor went ahead and scheduled a special election for November 8. His four "reform" initiatives will be on the ballot along with four others, according to this news brief from the San Francisco Chronicle.

I've said before that while I'm somewhat in agreement with the Governor's proposed reforms, I really don't see a need for a special election, as the Governor's reforms really won't accomplish much in the short or long term. About the only positive thing that will come out of this, if Arnold's initiatives win, is it will be a moral defeat for the government employee unions and those trying to maintain the status quo in the state legislature.

As far as an in depth look at the initiatives that will be on the ballot and how to vote on them, rest assured, I'll be putting up yet another Fred's Election Recommendation web page for the November 8 election. The beauty of my Elections Recommendation Pages is that I do all the thinking on the issues for you so you don't have to. I'll announce the page and add a link here when it's ready. It will take some time to gather the necessary info so stay tuned.


At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Jaime said...

The governator is out to score political points by bringing issues for the voter to decide. the problem in California is, who the hell would want the average voter to decide on some of these important issues? A democracy is three wolves and a lamb deciding what is for dinner. Democracy is a dangerous form of government. That is what scares me about the initiative process; too democratic.
By the way, I'd rather beg in the street than become a government employee. See you on Second Street.

At 8:57 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Agreed about democracy.

Rather beg on the street than be a government employee, Jaime? Didn't you say you work in education? If so, then you are a government employee.


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