Independent Expenditure Committee Attacks Tom Campbell

(Editor’s Note: This posting has been REVISED. The initial headline said the mailer below was sent by the Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate campaign. IT WASN’T. It was, in fact, sent by the American Future Fund whose website says that it is a 501(c)(4) “formed to provide Americans with a conservative and free market viewpoint to have a mechanism to communicate and advocate on the issues that most interest and concern them.” The website also notes that “conservative and free market principles will be under direct attack in America. In light of that, it is imperative there be a voice for conservative principles that sustains free market ideals focused on bolstering America’s global competitiveness across the country.” Management remains perplexed over the mailer’s purported educational value.

The headline has been REVISED accordingly and, while accurate in the main, the previous Editor’s Note beneath the mailer has been excised. California’s Capitol regrets the error almost as much as hiring its chief correspondent.)



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  1. Grover Norquist, No Tax Pledge nut and the evil spawn of Reaganism, will destroy the Republicans in CA.

    Comment by dcurtin — 5.04.2010 @ 2:04 pm

  2. The previous comment is spot on about Norquist —

    Additonally, Tom Campbell believes in a balanced budget. So that means if you cannot cut spending, you must increase revenue.

    Tom’s support of taxes on services is completely consistent with the California Commission on taxation that urges a lower state sales tax rate that is applied to all products and services equally.

    His support for higher energy taxes comes from a point of conviction that we must wean outselves off foreign oil as soon as possible and that requires incentives for conversion to other fuels. After the events of the last two weeks, doesn’t sound too wild to me.

    Tom’s record is one of fiscal stewardship. A no new taxes under any circumstances pledge may feel good but is probably not good policy.

    One thing we do know is that Tom will support fair taxation.

    All we know about Ms. Fiorina is that she signed a pledge — not what she might propose or how she would vote. It is not a fair comparison.

    Comment by Joyce Stoer Cordi — 5.04.2010 @ 3:51 pm

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