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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:59 PM
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Al Gore Stars In TV Ad Supporting California Prop 87 (VIDEO)
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 09:02 PM by DeepModem Mom
NBC4, L.A.: Al Gore Stars In TV Ad Supporting Prop 87
October 9, 2006

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- A pro-Proposition 87 commercial featuring former Vice President Al Gore -- his first television advertisement since he last ran for office -- will be unveiled Monday at a Palm Springs hotel.

Prop. 87's "Energy Security" commercial "explains our dangerous dependence on oil and the impact it has on our environment and national security," according to a statement issued by Wesley Cole, chairman of ExperienceGREEN, an environmental media company based in Palm Springs.

Prop. 87 aims to reduce the state's petroleum usage by 25 percent over 10 years. By taxing big oil companies, Prop. 87 would raise $4 billion to encourage the development of alternative fuels and technology over the next decade.

Opponents of the proposition say the oil companies would pass the cost along to consumers and that taxing California production would diminish output and increase imports.

Proponents like Gore say the proposition would help California cut its reliance on foreign oil and be good for the environment....

http://www.nbc4.tv/politics/10035197/detail.html?rss=la...

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf9mSGEPrrE&eurl=
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:27 PM
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1. Good enough for me!
I thought it was a good prop, but there's so much misleading info involved with various propositions that I wasn't sure.

President Gore's endorsement is all I need.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:36 PM
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2. fwiw, Prop. prohibits producers from passing tax on to consumers:
Obviously, enforcement and verification are another issue, but the prohibition is written into the Prop.

Title and Summary Analysis Arguments and Rebuttals Text of Proposed Law

PROPOSITION

87 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY. RESEARCH, PRODUCTION, INCENTIVES. TAX ON CALIFORNIA OIL PRODUCERS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE.

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OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY Prepared by the Attorney General
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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY. RESEARCH, PRODUCTION, INCENTIVES. TAX ON CALIFORNIA OIL PRODUCERS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE.

>Establishes $4 billion program with goal to reduce petroleum consumption by 25%, with research and production incentives for alternative energy, alternative energy vehicles, energy efficient technologies, and for education and training.

>Funded by tax of 1.5% to 6% (depending on oil price per barrel) on producers of oil extracted in California. Prohibits producers from passing tax to consumers.

>Program administered by new California Energy Alternatives Program Authority.

>Prohibits changing tax while indebtedness remains.

>Revenue excluded from appropriation limits and minimum education funding (Proposition 98) calculations.

Summary of Legislative Analysts Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:

>New state revenuesdepending on the interpretation of the measurefrom about $225 million to $485 million annually from the imposition of a severance tax on oil production, to be used to fund $4 billion in new alternative energy programs over time.

>Potential reductions of state revenues from oil production on state lands of up to $15 million annually; reductions of state corporate taxes paid by oil producers of up to $10 million annually; local property tax reductions of a few million dollars annually; and potential reductions in fuel-related excise and sales taxes.

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see:

http://www.voterguide.ss.ca.gov/props/prop87/prop87.htm...
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:37 PM
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3. People need to know we export all the oil that is pumped from
California. I say tax the shit out of the bastages!!!!
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:45 AM
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4. Here's two more CA Voters who agree wit'cha!
:toast:
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AlGore-08.com Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:54 AM
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5. Oil companies have spent over $60M to defeat Prop 87
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/1...

Oil tax fight becomes state's most expensive initiative campaign

In any other year, a $60 million opposition campaign fueled by a deep-pockets industry would spell nearly certain doom for a California ballot initiative.

It still might. But the fight over Proposition 87, the oil-production tax, could be different. The infusion of $40 million by a Hollywood producer has given environmentalists pushing the initiative the financial firepower to respond punch-for-punch to the global petroleum companies that oppose it.

(snip)

The campaigns for and against the measure have raised $104.4 million, according to campaign finance records at the secretary of state's office reviewed Monday. That amount surpasses the pharmaceutical industry's lobbying in last year's special election on two prescription drug measures and a $93 million contest in 1998 by Indian tribes to legalize tribal gambling.

(more... )

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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 02:48 AM
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6. my hero - K&R
The latest anti-87 ads quote papers from Orange County, Sacramento, and Stockton. Yikes. Well, I'm convinced. Not.



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joefree1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:01 AM
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7. I hope we pass 87 and it does raise the damn gas prices
Asking nicely does not seem to get a lot of idiots from driving their gas guzzlers. Raise the prices on gas and give tax breaks for driving Hybrids.

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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:14 AM
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8. Saw this last night. Great ad. nt
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 11:28 AM
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9. Hats off to you Gore!
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 12:24 PM
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10. Kicked and recommended for genuine leadership:
aka President Gore :patriot:


:kick:
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happyslug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 01:22 PM
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11. Text of Propositional 87:as prepared by California Attorney General:
http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/vig_06/general_06/pdf/pr...


List of ALL California Voters propositions as prepared by California Attorney General:
http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections_vig.htm
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Jim Stark Donating Member (84 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:17 PM
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12. I disagree
this bill sucks and it will drive oil companies out of CA therefore we will have to bring in more foreign oil at what cost they desire since we will be at their "mercy" even more. Also the panel of political idiots will be paid whether they accomplish anything or not.
I'm voting NO.

This is a path of good intentions, nothing more.
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Lurking Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 03:26 PM
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13. Then why has the oil lobby
spent $60 million to try and defeat this? That's 4 times the annual budget of AIPAC which people feel has undue influence. On one proposition in one state. APIPAC very much wants this to go away.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 06:51 PM
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14. Drive oil companies out of California!?
:rofl:
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 04:09 PM
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16. oh yea, big oil's gonna shut down ALL those refineries
on the 405's south bay curve - sorry, not believing THAT big oil talking point!
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Harper_is_Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-10-06 08:19 PM
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15. K&R nt
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