Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Recently a television ad was released featuring Howard Jarvis, the president of the California Taxpayer Association.

He urges voters to vote no on prop 29.

I have a few things to say about this. First, do some research on Jarvis. He is a smoker himself and was paid for by Big Tobacco to stand in the commercial. The California Taxpayer Association has long been in cahootz with Big Tobacco. Also, as a member of the Taxpayer Association he is going to resist any rise in taxes, even if it does not affect the majority of Californians. Did you know the majority of Californians do not smoke? He suggests that every Californian will be affected by the $1 additional tax.

Not true!

Unless you are buying cigarettes you will never feel the monetary affects of the higher tax.

As a bonus to everyone though, when Prop 29 does pass more research will lead to a better treatment and hopefully a cure. And then you will be extremely proud you voted Yes on 29!

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