Sound off: Nov. 11, 2012

By From page A8 | November 11, 2012

Fairfield’s Measure P, a 1 percent tax measure, passed Tuesday.

Here are some of the comments on the Daily Republic article on its passage:

  • Congratulations to those of you who voted for measure P. We will now have a little breathing room in hopes of recovery over the next five years. Let’s hope the political wrangling doesn’t force further delays and costs that we cannot afford.
  • Considering the overwhelming victory, the handful of extremists who make up the Solano Taxpayers Association should immediately withdraw their lawsuit.
  • Actually, let the lawsuit go forward, and lose. It will set a precedent other cities can use.
  • No problem with tax money being used for good purposes, but as we have seen in the state of California, tax money is wasted. Hope all those who voted for Prop P will be only too happy to give away more of your money to folks who waste it.
  • Once again naive voters have handed the tax-and-spend politicians a blank check to spend on their pet projects, public employee unions and themselves. Americans have lost $7 trillion of wealth over the past four years and like Europe you think we can spend ourselves into prosperity with more taxes.

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  • The MisterNovember 11, 2012 - 9:07 am

    "... overwhelming victory, the handful of extremists... should immediately withdraw..." By your standard, the "overwhelming" majority of white supremacists in the 1960's South should have prevailed, because they were the "overwhelming" majority and the "handful of extremists", like MLK and Rosa Parks, should have "immediately withdraw(n)" their efforts to promote what they thought was right (like preserving individual rights against a tyrannical paradigm). Good job, Daily Republic readers! Those taxpayers certainly don't deserve to keep their own money. That certainly wouldn't promote the Greater Good, would it. "From each according to his abiity, to each according to his needs" sounds like a fair way to conduct a society, doesn't it, Daily Republic readers? And someone also said, "No problem with tax money being used for good purposes..." Sounds like, 'no problem taking your property for the greater good'. What have you people become? Scratch that... I know what you've become... and in the last 100 years, hundreds of millions of people were starved and slaughtered in support of the exact same thing that you are supporting. Shame on you.

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  • CD BrooksNovember 11, 2012 - 9:12 am

    The Mister. HUH?

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  • Mr. PracticalNovember 11, 2012 - 11:26 am

    Wow! That was a stretch. That wasn't even apples and oranges. More like apples and elephants! Someone's been watching too many Oliver Stone movies.

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  • Mr. PracticalNovember 11, 2012 - 11:31 am

    I'm still laughing at trying to compare Guynn to Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. That made my day!

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