Vote NO on Prop 29
06/01/2012 2 Comments
Why NO on Prop 29? Katy Grimes writing at CalWatchdog has the details: State raids tobacco tax money
A newly released federal study reports that California has not only used very little of the billions of dollars in tobacco tax and tobacco settlement money it receives, the state has raided the tobacco fund to plug budget holes.
The report found that between 1998 and 2010, California collected nearly $22 billion from a lawsuit settlement with tobacco companies and from cigarette taxes, but only spent $1.3 billion, on tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
Why create another tax that the state can plunder? NO on 29!