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"It was a splendid population - for all the slow, sleepy, sluggish-brained sloths stayed at home - you never find that sort of people among pioneers - you cannot build pioneers out of that sort of material. It was that population that gave to California a name for getting up astounding enterprises and rushing them through with a magnificent dash and daring and a recklessness of cost or consequences, which she bears unto this day - and when she projects a new surprise the grave world smiles as usual and says, "Well, that is California all over."

- - - - Mark Twain (Roughing It)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Democracy is Dead - Thank the Republicans

The GOP Screws Themselves & the Voters  

The so-called "small government" Republican Party stabs the voters in the back yet again.

  • The GOP refused to back the part-time legislature constitutional amendment.
  • The GOP somehow thinks it is good politics to protect the full time salaries of corrupt state legislators from both parties.
  • The GOP opposed making legislators more accountable to the voters.
  • And Republicans wonder why they are a minority party.

By Gary;

Republican State Assemblywoman Shannon Grove of Bakersfield stood all alone when she proposed a major reform returning the California legislature to part-time status.  Her fellow Republicans who claim to favor "small government" ran for the hills . . . . as usual.

Now the amendment is dead.

Grove's petition drive had collected between 200,000 and 300,000 of the 807,615 voter signatures needed to qualify the constitutional amendment for a statewide ballot. The deadline for gathering the necessary signatures is July 2, but that would be too late to qualify for elections this year reports the Sacramento Bee.
The measure called for the Legislature of the People's Republic to meet three months per year, and for lawmakers' pay to be cut from $7,940 per month to $1,500 per month – or $18,000 annually.

TRANSLATION  -  After meeting for three months legislators would have to go home to their jobs and work for a living instead of sucking at the teat of the State Treasury all year long.  
They also might have to live under the laws they write and interact with their neighbors instead of living the life of a Master Ruling Elite.
Republicans - Missing in Action (Again).  By letting the part-time legislature die for total lack of support, the Republican Party (in an unspoken alliance with Democrats) proves to anyone with a brain that they have not the slightest interest in democracy or election reform.  For them it is all about gathering naked power to themselves.  The people be damned.

The so-called "professional" full-time legislature has not only bankrupted the People's Republic, but acts a a breeding ground for full-time political hacks to live out a career on the public dime instead of having to work for a living.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/27/4446628/part-time-legislature-plan-off.html#storylink=cpy
Sample part-time legislatures:

  • Texas.  Legislators make $600 a month. The Legislature meets in regular session on the second Tuesday in January of each odd-numbered year.   The Texas Constitution limits the regular session to 140 calendar days.
  • New Hampshire.  Legislators are paid $100 a year.  
  • Nebraska.  Legislators are paid $12,000 a year.  Sessions of the Nebraska Legislature last for 90 working days in odd-numbered years and 60 working days in even-numbered years.
  • North Carolina.  Legislators are paid $13,951.  The General Assembly meets in regular session (or the "long session") beginning in January of each odd-numbered year, and adjourns to reconvene the following even-numbered year for what is called the "Short Session."  The "long session" typically lasts for 6 months and the "short session" typically lasts for 6 weeks.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/27/4446628/part-time-legislature-plan-off.html#storylink=cpy
The unspoken alliance between Democrats and Republicans means there will NEVER be real reform of any kind in California.  Welcome to the People's Republic.

(Sacramento Bee)

Legislators in Texas make $600 a month.
The corrupt whores in California's People's Legislature who have bankrupted the state make a base pay of  $95,290 a year plus a $162 for every day they are in session bringing their pay up to about $130,000 or more.

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