Follow the money props
Re “See deep pockets behind propositions” (Data Tracker, Oct. 14): I found Jim Miller’s article showing the largest contributors to the various ballot propositions extremely enlightening. Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Democratic Party are the two largest contributors attempting to defeat Proposition 53, which would require voter approval before any revenue bond that exceeded $2 billion.
The highly controversial twin tunnels water project and the high-speed rail debacle are both expensive enough to potentially have their funding affected by passage of this proposition.
With other propositions pleading for more money for schools, health care and road maintenance, it’s high time our elected spenders were required to heed the will of the taxpayers. Vote “Yes” on Proposition 53.
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Wes Hill, Carmichael
Is the last straw really this?
Re “Donald Trump’s going down, but not without a dirty fight” (Editorials, Oct. 14): We all know of the terrible, hateful things that Donald Trump has said throughout his campaign. Trump’s speech Thursday shows it’s finally catching up to him. But why now? We’ve all seen the tape from 2005, but his words are hardly surprising. He has a track record for vulgar and demeaning comments against women.
The fact that Trump’s recent downfall is, as the article states, “the direct result” of the 2005 tape is disappointing. Frankly, many former supporters of his seem more upset at the fact that he was married and going after a married woman than the words themselves. If many cared about the vulgar comments, they would have left Trump’s camp ages ago.
I think it says something about the state of our nation that the deciding factor of the race may be the issue of marriage fidelity rather than the issues our country is facing.
Sierra DeBlonk, Sacramento
Measure B argument inaccurate
Re “Measure B would hurt businesses” (Letters, Oct. 14) Robert N. Austin’s letter stating that Measure B would hurt car businesses is not accurate. The sales tax on car purchases is based on where the purchaser will register the vehicle, not the location of the dealership.
Evan E. Evans, Sacramento
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