Propositions 30 and 38 are both humongous and liberal tax increases on Californians -- yet only one can win.
So what is a bleeding heart liberal to do?
The "feel good" way out for liberals and socialists is to vote "yes" on both.
But, according to the California General Election guide, the one with the most votes wins providing they both get over 50 percent. That means liberals and socialists will actually have to use some brain cells on Nov. 6 and pick a side if they actually want one to win.
As a conservative, I view this like the Iran-Iraq war...or maybe a Raiders-Cowboys game. I want both sides to go down to defeat in the bloodiest political war imaginable.
Prop. 30 is Gov. Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown's tax increase. If passed, we will be highest-taxed state in even more categories than we are now.
Prop 38, funding by uber-lib Molly Munger, bypasses Sacramento and sends money to school districts. For people drinking the education lobby Kool-Aide, this is the measure which will really give more money to schools.
Never mind that both measures would skyrocket the express train of taxpayers and businesses out of California, or prevent the real reform schools actually need; liberals are determined to feel good about themselves by soaking the dwindling number of millionaires who pay most of our taxes already.
Moonbeam pulled some tricks this year so his tax increase would be the first prop voters see when voting. Munger paid for ads that attacked Prop 30 as a Sacramento inside job.
Liberals, if they are true to education, should vote "no" on 30 and "yes" on 38.
I'm voting "no" on both so Sacramento will actually have to make some hard decisions about cutting spending instead of soaking taxpayers for even more money.