Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Both Sides of Prop. 10

Just like Prop 7, Prop 10 has two opposing views.

Here's what the folks from prop10yes.com want you to know:

  • Generate electricity from renewable sources, including solar, wind, tidal and low‐impact hydropower.
  • Provide consumer rebates for the purchase or lease of clean alternative fuel vehicles, including hybrids, electric vehicles and fuel‐efficient vehicles that get at least 45 miles per gallon.
  • Replace older polluting diesel trucks with clean alternative fuel trucks.
  • Fund research and development of cheaper and cleaner alternative fuels.

Here is NoOnProposition10.org side of the story:
  • Prop 10 is a $335 million per year raid on the state’s General Fund. California has a $15 billion budget deficit. Spending another $335 million each of the next 30 years to pay off Prop 10 bonds means more cuts to our schools, public health and public safety.
  • Prop 10 does not require any clean air improvement. Taxpayers will shell out $2.5 billion in subsidies to trucking companies to purchase so-called “clean” vehicles that can pollute every bit as much as diesel and gasoline powered trucks. Hybrids are not considered “clean” under Prop 10.

The bottom line is...

You do the math.

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