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California State Senators have charged the taxpayers $111,316 for meals including gourmet offerings from Tex Wasabi, owned by Food Network star Guy Fieri.
State Senate uses $111,316 in taxpayer money to buy gourmet food for their members
California legislators are some of the most arrogant bastards in the United States.
At $95,291 a year these worthless Socialist morons have bankrupted the People's Republic of California. Now they are eating high on the public dime charging taxpayers for $111,316 in "free" meals.
This corruption and arrogance to totally bi-partisan. Republican Senators were happy to stick their snouts deep in the trough of free food charged to the taxpayers. No Republican held a press conference to bring the issue to the attention of the public. It took newspapers to do that.
The Los Angeles Times reported that some of the catering even came from such culinary standouts as Tex Wasabi, owned by Food Network star Guy Fieri.
- $2,900 a month was paid for granola, yogurt and snacks of fresh fruit (pears, white nectarines, Clementines) and sweets (Haagen-Dazs ice cream, Klondike bars and snickerdoodle cookies), the receipts show.
- Senators lunched on teriyaki chicken breast, rice pilaf, salad and fresh-baked cookies for $1,659.
- The public picked up the $935 tab for an assortment of meats, cheeses and breads from a local Italian deli.
- In one day taxpayers bought 90 meals for 36 senators — who also receive a tax-free $143 per diem for Sacramento expenses.
Democracy is Dead in California
The legislators of both parties in California could not give a God Damn what the voters think about them.
After all, if you don't like what your Senator is going just what the Hell are you going to do about it? Run against him? What a joke!
There is no democracy in California. Pretend elections are held to make the people think election day has any meaning, but California long ago became an oligarchy dictatorship of special interest Billionaire Cartels who purchase their own Senators.
With only 40 members, each Senator represents about 925,000 people. While in neighboring Oregon each Senator represents about 126,000 people.
It costs millions and millions of dollars to campaign in these ultra, mega-sized districts, and Billionaire Cartels of Corporations and Labor Unions provide the money. The election winners know full well that the voters back home had nothing to do with their victories. The Special Interests own the legislators.
REFORM IS NEEDED - First, make the legislature part-time. Slash their pay to $1,000 a year, meet for 90 days and then they need to go back home and work for a living. Second, get with the population of the 21st century and vastly increase the number of Senators.
Get the district size down to a level where ordinary people like the local CPA, teacher or gas station owner can easily run for and win public office. Return power to the voters. Not the Cartels.
|Democracy is Dead in California|
District size makes for corruption. With only 40 State Senators for over 37,000,000 people each district has a population of about 925,000 people. Because of district size Senators no longer represent the people. They represent the special interests who provide the millions and millions of dollars needed to campaign in these monster, mega-sized districts.