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Getting behind a public ownership proposal is a way to oppose "the deal" without really opposing the most critical part of the deal, which is to strip away our right to vote on proposals to hike local sales taxes.
Where exactly is this "right" enshrined in our state or federal constitution? I cannot find it. Referendum is bad government. It allows our elected officials to abdicate their responsibility to make good policy based on the common good. Would you like our transit system funding to be dependent on referendum? Oops, I forgot, it is. We have a transportation ballot item next year: dedicating the Motor Vehicle Sales tax to transportation, at least 40% to transit. This form of governing is what got California into the mess it's in. David Greene The Wedge REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:email@example.com Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls