A Californian must really hate his state. What other explanation could there be for the initiative he is trying to get on the California Ballot in 2010 that has these provisions:
- Impose a one-time tax of 55% on property exceeding $20 million of a California resident or held in California by nonresident;
- Imposes a tax of between 36.5% to 54.3% when a resident dies or leaves California;
- Imposes additional 17.5% tax on total incomes of taxpayers with income exceeding $150,000 if single, $250,000 if married;
- Imposes additional 35% tax if incomes exceed $350,000 if single, $500,000 if married;
- Requires State to acquire shares of specified corporations (i.e. GM, Ford, ExxonMobil, etc.) to influence environmental practices.
If they get the needed 694,354 ballot signatures for this, it still faces some huge constitutional hurdles. It just goes to show - as bad as things are in California, there's always somebody working to make it worse.
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