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November 15, 2003
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:

  1. Repeal of SB 2 mandated healthcare
  2. Repeal of AB 749 record-setting workers comp benefit increases
  3. Repeal of AB 60 8-hour overtime legislation
  4. Repeal of SB 60 illegal alien driver's license legislation
  5. Repeal of the onerous car license tax. Retroactive to October 1, 2003
  6. Schwarzenegger Commission. USB proposes to model this after President Reagan's "Grace Commission", which saved billions of dollars for our country.
  7. 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 provides.

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.

Sincerely,

Malcolm Lunn
Chairman of the Board
United Small Business
17221 Roscoe Blvd. Suite #17 Northridge, CA 91325
phone:877-791-7705 fax: 630-475-3844 email: unitedsmallbus1@comcast.net

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