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Can Ted Gaines hear the voters?

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Does (State Sen.) Ted Gaines believe in democracy? If he does, he will let the voters decide whether they want taxes extended. (Gov.) Jerry Brown promised not to seek tax increases without voter approval and he has kept that promise. I would like to be able to choose whether I want to have taxes extended or not and live with whatever consequences my decision would bring. Nobody likes paying taxes but if we bankrupt our schools, we will lose a generation and severely damage our economy. I would like to have the choices on the ballot, consider the arguments and decide. Isn’t this what democracy is all about? Paul W. Comiskey, Newcastle