Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Proposition 63: The "Robin Hood" Initiative

Prop 63 is an initiative on the November ballot that is being called by some the "Robin Hood" initiative because it is a tax hike targeted at those earning over a million a year. Sounds good. Who could object to that other than millionaires? Take from the rich and give to the poor mentally ill? How humanitarian.

Yes, it sounds great - until you take a look at who receives the money. If we examine "mental health treatment" then we see that it mainly consists of handing out psychiatric drugs. Therefore the "Robin Hood" initiative is actually "taking from the rich to give to the poor pharmaceutical companies." And when you look at the fact that the pharmaceutical industry is the biggest money maker in the world it turns out that you are taking from the rich to give to the very, very rich.

So vote "NO!" on prop 63.

San Francisco Chronicle Article on Prop 63: PROP. 63 : A mental-health initiative dangerous for California

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