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State Ballot Pamphlet

October 09, 1988

Someone must be kidding! A 159-page ballot pamphlet consisting of nine bond issues and 20 other measures for the electorate to digest, understand and vote for on Nov. 8.

The combined bond issues represent billions of dollars for our children and grandchildren to pay over the next 20 years or more years. What's wrong with pay as you go? The state treasury will suffer loss of revenue throughout those years as the interest on those bonds are nontaxable, resulting in less collected taxes.

Why do we bother to elect a legislative body to Sacramento to represent us if the legislators cannot or will not make the hard decisions that the average voter can't evaluate properly? One has to be a Philadelphia lawyer to wade through, absorb and then try to make a decision on how to vote.

BEATRICE GOLD

Sherman Oaks

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