Dear Governor Schwarzenegger,
Based on our previous correspondence
with you, and your return correspondence to us,
you know that United Small Business is a small-business
organization with an underlying membership of
some 5,000 California small businesses. Your task
is formidable, yet we know that you are up to
it. As Abraham Lincoln expressed it, "In
this and like communities, public sentiment is
everything. With public sentiment nothing can
fail; without it, nothing can succeed. Consequently,
he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than
he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions.
He makes statues and decisions possible or impossible
to be executed."
In order to free California business from the
tentacles of excessive taxation, over-regulation
and lawsuit abuse, and to put an end to the demagogic
impulses tempered by ineptitude exhibited by too
many in the California legislature, United Small
Business is looking to you to take a striking,
stylistic message to the voting public on these
matters. In order to win the hearts and minds
of California voters on just how much excessive
taxation, over-regulation and lawsuit abuse has
eroded California's tax base by running literally
thousands of businesses out of our state, we feel
that there must be a shared goal regarding how
to solve the major problems causing our businesses
to flee. United Small Business proposes that this
shared vision for California and her businesses
be called, aptly, "California's Contract
with Business." We further propose that this
contract, shared with all California voters, must
include the following measures:
- Repeal of SB 2 mandated
- Repeal of AB 749 record-setting
workers comp benefit increases
- Repeal of AB 60 8-hour overtime
- Repeal of SB 60 illegal
alien driver's license legislation
- Repeal of the onerous car
license tax. Retroactive to October 1, 2003
- Schwarzenegger Commission.
USB proposes to model this after President Reagan's
"Grace Commission", which saved billions
of dollars for our country.
- Negotiate a "fair share"
from Indian casinos.
United Small Business proposes
that the figure should be based on a gross figure,
rather than on net. Nevada receives approximately
$719 million, Illinois $665 million, and Indiana
$545 million. California receives about $125 million.
This makes no sense in light of our budget deficit.
If the Indian Tribes do not agree to renegotiate
this one-sided agreement, we propose you establish
a "border crossing" station at the entrance
road to all their lands and collect an entrance
fee of $50 per person. This will help compensate
our state for the infrastructure and support it
United Small Business continues
to stand behind you, ready to assist in any way
possible to secure a "fair share" for
the California small business community for whom
the term "fair" has almost ceased to
exist these past five years. We look forward to
meeting with you to further discuss these proposals.
Chairman of the Board
United Small Business
17221 Roscoe Blvd. Suite #17 Northridge, CA 91325
phone:877-791-7705 fax: 630-475-3844 email:
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