Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Our policy here at The Wine Commonsewer Communication Network is not to take a political position on anything that isn't tax related (except when we do). On June 6 California will offer voters a chance to forcibly extract long green folding money from rich people's wallets via the Meathead Initiative (we are talking about multiple billions of dollars here). That scheme is always popular with the middle class and the working poor, who mainly will see free child care that somebody else pays for.
But, the plan will only fund 3 hours of daily pre-school, admistered mostly through the local school districts, for half the year. Not that it matters to TWC, but that isn't enough freebie to benefit most of the people who will vote yes on the initiative.
Under Prop 82, Californicate will have the highest marginal income tax rates in the country. That alone is enough to dictate a NO vote.
My Better Half is one of the foremost education policy professionals in the US and she really, really hates it when I say stuff like that about her. Click on the picture below for a podcast of her recent public appearance in Los Angeles speaking about Proposition 82.
Run time is about a half hour. This should stream in Windoze media player but it seems to want to download in other applications like Winamp.
For more information about Prop 82 than you ever wanted to know take a look at her website, Education Weak.