Prop. 89 good for democracy

By Craig Dunkerley

Prop. 89 good for democracy:

The editorial against Proposition 89 ("Flawed execution," The Reporter, Oct. 19) was factually incorrect in too many ways to address here, so I'll just mention a couple.

All businesses that are not incorporated, and most that are, will pay zero tax under Proposition 89. Only California's largest and most profitable C-type corporations will pay anything at all - and their tax rate will still be less than it was from 1980 to 1996. The editorial also completely ignores the fact that similar systems have already proven effective in Arizona and Maine for the last eight to 10 years.

Proposition 89 is nothing new. It's supported by the League of Women Voters, California Common Cause, AARP and countless other "good government" groups. It's opponents? A who's who of wealthy special interests that don't want to lose what GOV. Schwarzenegger calls their stranglehold on California government. I prefer democracy. I'm voting yes on Proposition 89.

Craig Dunkerley, San Jose

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