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Yes on 99, if you're in favor of governmental control and property confiscation

Original post made by Kevin, another community, on May 27, 2008

Confused about Prop 98 and 99? Well of course you are, and that’s intentional. Most of what you hear is designed to take your attention away from the real purpose these propositions were intended to address.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on May 27, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Well, exactly. No on BOTH!

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Posted by frank
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on May 27, 2008 at 9:24 pm

If you are confused, you should be! Prop 98 and prop 99 are both SPECIAL INTEREST scams that take a real issue that should be solved by legislative bodies, and attempt to create laws favorable to the special interests who created them using feel-good, sound-bite concepts that are promoted to the public. After you have now read and heard the propaganda from both sides, do you really know what you would be voting for? What about the 'law of unintended consequences' that will inevitably result if either is passed?

I bet many of you now feel you must choose one over the other. Why? Because the issues compete with each other and therefore the problem supposedly needs to be decided by an electorate who can't possibly have the time in the day to understand the nuances of each proposition? How about simply voting NO on both! Send the issue to the legislature to solve. That's their JOB! It's about time we get our representatives to work for us, not just themselves.

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Posted by DCM
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 30, 2008 at 11:09 pm

Eminant domain has gone insane. Just look at South lake Tahoe. Sure, its prettier than it was and all that means is more money for CA, Marriott & Embassy Suites. Who cares about thsoe that owned and ran motels, gift shop and what have you...remeber, its more luxurious these days and that brings more tourism dollars and that's all that matters.

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