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Invest more in higher education

There is a relationship between funding higher education, taxes and the unemployment rate. Currently the unemployment rate is 9 percent. However, the unemployment rate for people with bachelor's degrees is less than half that, standing at 4.1 percent. So, instead of continuously trying to manipulate the voters into thinking their taxes are going to be reduced by voting for tax laws that are so convoluted and filled with loopholes one could drive a Mack truck through them (if you could afford the gas to do it), while only the wealthiest among us will continue to benefit from these regressive, poorly thought out tax measures, let's broaden the number of Californians who work in stable, well-paying jobs.

People with higher incomes pay more taxes. Then the state would have plenty of money to make sure everyone's taxes are fair and reasonable. The only way to do that is to make sure that anyone who wishes to get a bachelor's degree is able to do so. The only way to do that is to fully fund California's colleges and universities. One way to do that is to vote "no" on Proposition 1A! Let's maintain some level of fiscal responsibility in this state.

ANN STRAHM

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