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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Merced, Stanislaus County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Smart Voter

Jack Mobley
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 21


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. How will you prioritize the budget choices the Legislature must make to align the state’s income and spending?

The primary function of government is protection of it's citizens. After first responders are given the ability to meet their obligations I would work on improving the state's business climate. Infrastructure, including water storeage, needs to be a major priority. We need to create an environment where businesses will move back to California. Government does not create jobs, the private sector does. However, government can facilitate business moving back by providing the needed security and facilities businesses need.

2. What types of changes or reforms, if any, do you think are important to make our state government function more effectively?

I am for a part time legislature and for a different way to raise revenues such as replacing all taxes with a state sales tax of the type advocated by Dr Laffer. We need a valid voter ID process to curtail voter fraud. All legislation should be posted to a state web site for a minimum of a week before it is voted on and all legislators should post their office budgets online.

3. Fees for public higher education have gone up dramatically and funding has been cut. Is this a priority concern, and if so, what measures would you propose to address it?

The salaries of staff and the money spent on facilities etc needs to be looked at. The cost of education has risen much faster than inflation and is not being explaned adequately.

4. What other major issues do you think the Legislature must address? What are your own priorities?

Water storeage Voter fraud Lower taxes, state sales tax rather than other taxes Environmental rules being written and enforced by an unelected bureacracy.

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