State Legistature successfully sues to unblock their pay State, National, International, posted by Joe, a resident of the Canyon Oaks neighborhood, on Apr 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm
I'm outraged, as all of you should be. The budget isn't balanced, so the state controller halted Legislators' salary payments, as provided by voter-approved Prop 25. The Legistators responded by suing, and a judge rules in their favor.
These are people we elected, and this is what they say to us in return?
Posted by jimfl , a resident of another community, on Apr 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm
I feel like a big communist Democrat Party donkey hoof has poked me in the eye. I can't believe this! The legis argued that the budget they passed was balanced, AND THE JUDGE BELIEVED THEM! I've never heard anything quite like it in my life. REally! Because the judge was on the take, and the budget WAS and STILL IS unbalanced, the legis should be begging for food on freeway ramps instead of strutting around in their floorshiem shoes. Where is the justus? Where is the outrage?
Posted by Mittens, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm
Troll posing as jimfl, what the hell do you hope to accomplish by supporting people who refuse to perform the job they were hired to do? Only a blind fool would continue to support the dolts in the legislature.
Posted by jimfl, a resident of another community, on Apr 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm
Troll posing as Mittens. You're right. They're dolts. I mean, really. They're really, really dolts. Thats what I meant to say. Only a blind person couldnt' read what I wrote. Now, either you agree with me or I'll have to turn you in to Michelle Bachman's shadow committee on unpatriotic Americans. BTW. Sarah Palin is making a come back. Steve Schmidt suspended the McCain campaign and made him return to D.C. looking like someone's lost uncle. Then he blamed everything on Palin. Schmidt lost the campaign. He probably was on the take. Instead of looking like a lost uncle in DC, McCain should have stayed out on the campaign trail doing what the loyal patriot Palin was doing: telling everyone that Obama ("he SAYS he's a christian") is a terrorist who pals around with terrorists.
Posted by Pinkos Suck, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 30, 2012 at 8:49 am
It happens over and over again in this left-wing loon state. The people's vote no longer counts. Left-wing judges routinely strike down measures voted in by the people. The left-wing loons and the labor unions have California by the gonads and are turning into a socialist state where a few privledged bureaucrats rule the masses (soon to be the peon masses). When are the people of this state going to wise up and start voting out left-wing loons? It better be damn soon -- like 2012!
Posted by JR2001, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:41 am
VOTE for starters. Elected officials should not have challanged Prop 25, but should have shored it up. Clearly Prop 25 has loop holes that need to be plugged so the elected cannot avoid their duties. Shameful. FYI - Chiang is a Democrat and is doing the right thing by halting payment. Those who support the suit should be outsted for wasting taxpayers time and money.
Posted by Informed Resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 30, 2012 at 11:13 am
Perhaps the Weekly and other news outlets, should ask for a copy of the names of the Legislstors who supported this litigation! Also, who paid for this litigation, individual legislators or "we the taxpayers!"
Posted by jimf01, a resident of another community, on Apr 30, 2012 at 11:18 am jimf01 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
The fallacy of Proposition 25 was that in exchange for "breaking Sacramento gridlock", the voters allow adoption of a state budget by simple legislative majority, rather than the previously required two-thirds vote.
The Democrats already have a simple majority, and they will never dock their own pay. They can write the words CA budget on a piece of paper and continue paying themselves, and this judge says no one can stop them.
This was bad enough, now the voters have lost the only leverage they gained with Prop 25.
But this is all history now. The voters face a more serious decision in June and November, 20 of the 40 CA Senate districts are up for grabs this year, in newly drawn districts. The new districts give Democrats a good chance of capturing the two seats necessary to gain a two-thirds super-majority
As happens every two years, All 80 seats will be up for election in the California Assembly, and the Democrats need to gain just 3 seats there for a 2/3 super-majority
The budget can pass with a simple majority, but with a 2/3 super-majority, the Dems can raise taxes, change the initiative system, or do anything they like. They will not even need the support of the Governor at that point. All bets are off.
Posted by Jimfo, a resident of another community, on Apr 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm
Yes, Charlie. For those of us in the minority, we should be given a minority number of days where we're in the majority. Like, Dems win by 56%, but the 44% of the losers should have majority rule 44 days out of every 100. That would make it fairer than to have communist statists ruling us all day every day. And why do we let slaves vote, anyhow? If we prohibited slaves from voting, California would be a Republican state.