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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)

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Rape of California Voters

A sign that will NEVER be posted in the California Legislature.
Unlike legislators, at least hookers are honest in their trade.  Our California Senators and Assemblymen will spread their legs for money from just about any special interest group. 

Democracy is Dead  -  Billionaire Special Interest Cartels purchase their very own puppet candidates for the legislature
  • The people have no voice in their own government.
  • The hacks and liars of both parties abolished the party primaries to help defeat anti-tax Conservatives.
  • Districts are so huge that you can only win office by spreading your legs and whoring yourself to the Cartels.

As federal super PACs continue to pour money into the presidential and congressional contests, state-level independent committees are spending big to influence the outcome in California's legislative races.
Independent expenditure committees, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts, are active in more than a third of state races on the June 5 ballot, spending more than $7 million to support and oppose candidates.
The spending, which will grow as groups ramp up mail pieces, radio and television ads and in-person appeals by paid staff in the final days of the primary campaign, is expected to easily exceed the more than $7.4 million in independent spending the Fair Political Practices Commission tracked in the 2010 legislative primary contests reports the Sacramento Bee.

"You can't swing a dead cat without hitting an independent expenditure right now," Democratic campaign consultant Andrew Acosta said.
The top-two primary, which puts candidates of all party affiliations on the same ballot and allows only the top two vote-getters to advance to November, has also blurred traditional battle lines. Business groups are backing moderate Democrats, labor unions are picking sides in Republican battles, and some political insiders are using their cash to try to oust incumbents.
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  • Stanford physicist and major GOP donor Charles Munger Jr., another top-two primary supporter, has spent more than $500,000 to boost the more moderate Republican rival to Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, R-Costa Mesa.  Well fuck Munger.
  • Labor unions, traditional Democratic allies, are active across the aisle. SEIU California and the California Professional Firefighters are spending to elect a Republican running against Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, one of the most conservative members, in a heavily GOP district.
  • In the Southern California's 46th Assembly District, which is shaping up as the primary's most expensive contest. Charter school advocates spent more than $1 million to supportcharter school executive Brian Johnson, a Democrat, in the six-way race for the open seat. Students First, the Sacramento education advocacy group headed by former Washington, D.C., schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, chipped in more than $400,000 this week to run television adson his behalf.

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It is easy to take the big money out of politics and allow common people to win office.

80 State Assemblymen  -  California has the same 80 Assembly members since the 19th Century, but the population as gone insane.

For example, the 55th Assembly District has a population of 475,000 people and 245,000 registered voters.  To print and bulk rate mail a single letter to every voter costs about $98,000.  This corrupt system allows only millionaires or political whores who are willing to sell their souls to win office.

Two simple reforms to restore democracy:

  • Part-Time Legislature  -  The most important reform.  
  • Expand the State Assembly  -  Increase the number of part-time Assemblymen from 80 to say 400 members.  No staff.  No perks.  Near zero pay.  This is a public service post.  The expanded Assembly would bring district size down to 95,000 people each and perhaps 50,000 voters.
States much smaller than California have a better ratio of representation.  The lower house in Connecticut has 151 members; Missouri has 163; Pennsylvania has 203 and New York 150.

(Sacramento Bee)

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