Like a lot of elections, there were a TON of republicans elected. I was pretty pleased with the overall Indiana results. Tod Young won over Barron Hill as state rep and I was pleased with that.
They also put a cap on property taxes which is good since the original idea of property tax has been completely f-ed over. Now it's caped at 2% of the assessed house value.
The STUPID county ballot measure passed. Allows for a property tax increase of $0.14 per $100 of the assessed house value (ie, a $150k house will have to pay an extra $210 in property taxes). This money will go to the local school system b/c they CLAIM they don't have enough money. Yet the local high schools JUST spent $500k on new artificial grass for the football fields, built an NICE new administration building (including a rain water capture system that cost ~$150k alone), and a new $250k soccer field. The county claims the money is in the wrong fund, it's the "wrong color" (which right now is correct and it can not be used). What they fail to mention is that the bill is currently in the state government to allow the school systems to move funds from one area to another (with proper voting).
I just love seeing my taxes go up b/c people think the answer is to just throw money at a problem.
California can't smoke weed
That's because of the lazy younger class. I was looking through the exit polls and California had two distinct groups on the matter. One was older people who were against it. The other was younger people who were for it. Unfortunetly, the younger people were too lazy and didn't get out and vote.
Im just glad the republicans won the house majority so they can shut the fuck up about the democrats having too much power.
I think it's going to be worse now. The repubs are going to bitch and moan and say they can't do anything w/ Obama. The dems are going to bitch and moan and now point any failures on the fact that Repubs control the house.
They need to get rid of parties all together. Parties are created to help people who are ignorant about the people running (see example from Dennis). Then you can eliminate people who just go to vote straigh party and have a little more educated people voting.