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High Speed Rail: An open letter to Assemblyman Jerry HIl

Original post made by Morris Brown, Menlo Park: Park Forest, on Nov 1, 2012

Open letter to Assemblyman Jerry Hill:

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 1, 2012 at 7:59 pm

When the legislature approved HSR they eliminated any chance that I or many I know will vote for Prop 30. If we can afford to fund HSR we sure as hell don't need a tax increase. Obviously we have plenty fo surplus money to throw around.

Vote NO on Prop 30. This is nothing more than a politcal payoff to labor unions. While you're at it vote YES on prop 32 so labor unions have to actually get PERMISION from the rank and file to use their dues for political purposes. Of course, we all know what will happen if the labor unions have to actually get permission to piss away the rank and files' dues on political contributions....the rank and file will say HELL NO!!!


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Nov 1, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I don't believe the Governor and voted AGAINST Prop 30.

What Jerry Hill is trying to say now requires the skills of a contortionist. Geez, Jerry, own your vote. Don't try to sell us a bunch of malarky.


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Posted by against HSR but FOR prop 30
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Nov 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm

The way HSR has been handled is horrific. The 4 track designs promoted would ruin our town.
Also horrific would be the cuts to essential services and education if Prop 30 isn't passed. It's the best solution available at this time. There is no way the legislature can ever reach 2/3 agreement on almost anything. We voters have to do our part. Vote YES on 30


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 4, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Sorry, if the legislature has 6 billion ot throw away they don't need any more of my money. The cuts that come to essential services will come because the legislature can't control its spending.

VOTE NO ON 30


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Nov 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Newsflash: Our legislature no longer needs 2/3 agreement since we passed Prop 25. Now, the Democrats and Governor Brown can do WHATEVER they want.

I'm simply not willing to vote for any additional funds for a legislature that would spend $6 BILLION for a slow train between those two busy metroplexes called Fresno and Merced.

Here's an idea. Shut down the stupid train, fix the bloated public employee pensions, pay prison guards market pay and you'll have lots of money for teachers - who are, ironically, already among the highest paid in the country.

I hope Prop 30 goes down in flames...