Proposition 30 is Sweet RevengeMarc Nortonbyline‚ Nov. 13‚ 2012
The passage of Proposition 30 is sweet revenge for those who fought for a not-dissimilar state initiative way back in 1996 – Proposition 217.
Prop 217 was a “tax the rich” initiative back in the days when such rhetoric was not thrown around so freely as today. Prop 217 was modest compared to Prop 30. It aimed only to stop a tax cut for the wealthiest 1% of California taxpayers, amounting to $800 million per year. The battle cry for the campaign was “Stop the Tax Cut for the Rich.”
Prop 217, unfortunately, went down to defeat by less than 150,000 votes (50.8% to 49.2%).