November 01, 2008

AZ Propositions - 105

Majority rule-let the people decide act

A "yes" vote shall have the effect of requiring that a majority of registered voters approve any initiative measure establishing, imposing or raising a tax, fee, or other revenue, or mandating a spending obligation, whether on a private person, labor organization, other private legal entity, or the state, in order to become law.

A "no" vote shall have the effect of retaining the current law under which an initiative measure is enacted upon approval of a majority of registered voters that vote on the measure.

I admit that I am mightily tempted by this one. Anything that makes it harder to raise taxes is good in my book, especially when you see how easily led (and misled) the general electorate seems to be.

However, knowing (again) how greedy our government is, I know they would still find a way. I would hate their quest for new tax revenue to lead them to try some boneheaded moves to 'encourage' more voter turnout. You only have to think back to 2006 to get the idea.

If people are too lazy and/or stupid to vote - more power to them. I don't want to find in years to come that we are paying for votes, or levying fines for not voting, because the legislature decides it needs to get around this Majority Rule initiative.

Looking like a "No" anything to add?

Posted by Vox at November 1, 2008 01:23 PM | Arizona , politics

i defintely agree on this one

Posted by: onelamb at November 3, 2008 10:06 AM