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Sun Nov 6, 2016, 12:47 PM

What is the general consensus here on the MO ballot issues?

Last edited Sun Nov 6, 2016, 01:28 PM - Edit history (1)

I think both tobacco tax issues (ESPECIALLY Amendment 3!), written by the tobacco companies themselves, get an emphatic NO vote. Same with the "Taxpayer Protection" Amendment 4--Warmed-over Hancock Amendment hash, IMHO. The election photo ID measure (Amendment 6) also warrants a NO vote/

What are this group's thoughts on these, and other ballot measures? Sad to say, I'm not as well informed on them as I should be....

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lastlib Nov 2016 OP
Onyrleft Nov 2016 #1
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freebrew Nov 2016 #3

Response to lastlib (Original post)

Sun Nov 6, 2016, 12:52 PM

1. Who's paying for the ads.

Everything opposing the tobacco taxes I've seen was paid for by tobacco retailers. Where's the evidence that they were written by tobacco companies?

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Response to Onyrleft (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 6, 2016, 01:26 PM

2. Here is one answer:

http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2016/10/03/DC07595

Part of the evidence is the provision in Amendment 3 to limit state funding for research into smoking's health effects.

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Response to Onyrleft (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 03:33 PM

3. Treasurer is Marc Ellinger...

from a Repub law firm from St. Louis.
Ellinger works in Jeff City and specializes in ballot language.

Emphatic NO on all amendments.
What we need is an amendment that makes 3/4 vote mandatory for amendments.

51% is nothing more than mob rule.

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