The success of “the Big Lie” (in this case, that the hateful inflections of Sarah Palin and the “right-wing” incited the murder of six and wounding of 14 others by a mentally ill young man), is generally based on a fusion of three factors: immediacy, ferocity and totality. The more abominable the Lie, the more important it is to meet this criteria; the Big Lie works best as a unified blitzkrieg. The circumstances of atrocity are perfect for the Big Lie, as people stand shell-shocked in the echo of havoc, reeling, their emotions raw and exposed, craving explanations and assurances.
THE BIG LIE OF CA STATE SENATOR, DEMOCRAT JUAN VARGAS.
So I am listening to the LaDona Harvey show yesterday, as she is interviewing California State Senator Juan Vargas. Imagine my Tea Party surprise at discovering, according to Juan, that STATE EMPLOYEE PENSIONS ARE NOT CONTRIBUTING TO THE BUDGET CRISIS. Granted, illegal immigrants swamping our school and health systems are more problematic (to the tune of 10 billion annually), but I see to rush to resolve these matters. And, true, we are the WELFARE CAPITAL OF THE UNITED STATES — DELUXE BONUS. However, don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining, Juan.
To prove my point, here is this gem from B-Daddy of the Liberator Today.
California’s public pension and retiree health and dental care spending has quintupled since fiscal year 1998-99, increasing to $5 billion in 2009. And retirement spending is expected to triple again – to $15 billion – within a decade. The coming wave of baby boomer retirements and steadily increasing health care costs ensure that this burden will continue to grow rapidly. California will be spending more and more for state retirees’ benefits, leaving less and less for other budget items such as public safety, education, and transportation.
The state budget passed in October takes state pension benefits back to 1999 levels – for future/new state employees – and the Schwarzenegger administration estimates the tweak will save up to $100 billion over time. That’s a minor fix at best.
The state has tried this before. In 1991, California created a second tier of lower benefits in an effort to stem rising public pension costs. Less than a decade later, the Legislature passed, with virtually no opposition, the infamous Senate Bill 400, which not only massively increased state employees’ pension benefits but also made those increases retroactive. It would simply be too easy for legislators, with the support and pressure of government workers’ unions, to do it again.
Get ready, my friends. Sacramento elite’s leaders are preparing to roll out super special lies to get voters excited about approving tax extensions. Don’t buy these inane arguments for a minute — and STAY TUNED TO THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TAX REVOLT COALITIONfor action items related to the upcoming tax votes. But, if you want to get a head start, give Juan a call and tell him that Californians are not ignorant boobs believing the drivel being emitted from the hallowed halls of Sacramento.
Capitol Office: State Capitol, Room 5035; Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4040
Fax: (916) 327-3522
Chula Vista Office: 637 3rd Ave., Suite A-1; Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 409-7690
Fax: (619) 409-7688
I must say Juan managed ONE BIG TRUTH: Bob Filner is an ass.
I must note that B-Daddy is doing a wonderful job of covering issues also near and dear to San Diegans:
Walmart Ordinance Repealed: the San Diego City Council, as predicted, repealed the big box economic analysis ordinance this afternoon, on a 7-1 vote. The VOSD has an editorial inveighing against the so called subversion of democracy this represents, because somehow Walmart had the temerity to pay for signature gatherers. News flash, they would have got the signatures with out without paid gatherers. I would have volunteered myself. Leftists trying to shut down Walmart underestimate the depth of loyalty of their shoppers.
In Other Good News for San Diegans: In addition to the vote on Walmart, Lorie Zapf tweets that the City Council also voted to move forward on managed competition.
Beers with Demo has been following the fallout for Obamacare, and notes that the vaunted unions seem to be getting waivers at UNPRECEDENTED levels.It’s almost as if TEAM ONCE has something to hide, or something.
It looks as though Sen. McConnell has determined a way to force Sen. Reid to allow a full repeal vote in the Senate today or tomorrow!!
The GOP is going to try to use the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization, S 223, as a vehicle for repealing the 1099 provision of Obamacare. The Senate Republicans will add an amendment to S223 and the amendment will be to repeal ObamaCare.
The following are the best Senators to call to encourage to vote for the repeal of government controlled health care.
Bingaman, Jeff (D-NM): (202) 224-5521
Casey, Robert P. (D-PA): (202) 224-6324
Manchin, Joe (D-WV): (202) 224-3954
McCaskill, Claire C. (D-MO): (202) 224-6154
Nelson, Bill (D-FL): (202) 224-5274
Nelson, Ben (D-NE): (202) 224-6551
Tester, Jon (D-MT): (202) 224-2644
Webb, James H. (D-VA): (202) 224-4024
Today’s Passion to Action To List:
* Regardless of where you live, call your own Senators and tell them to vote for the repeal of Obamacare.
* If you live in NM, PA, WV, MO, FL, NE, MT, or VA ask your friends, family, and neighbors to call make those calls to the Senators in your state.
* Regardless of where you live, change your facebook, twitter, and other social media statuses to “Call your Senators NOW to tell them to vote for the repeal of Obamacare today.”
* If you know people who live in NM, PA, WV, MO, FL, NE, MT, or VA, call and email them asking them to call their Senators as well.
MORE GREAT STUFF!
Shane Atwell has his weekly REGULATION WATCH.
W.C. Varones shows that even if you drink, to forget the hope and change, there is no getting around the down-side of Team Once’s financial management.
Left Coast Rebel is WATCHING WINTER TEMPEST 2011 with great video, and taking a good look at global warming hypocrites.
Lorraine Yapps Cohen discusses the chemistry of GREEN DISHWATER, and anticipates more eco-tyranny in California.
Richard Rider has updated his BREAKING BAD data on the California — indeed, it remains bad.
Kimberly Dvorak reports GOV. BROWN COMPARES CALIFORNIA TO EGYPT. Only inasmuch as the elite leaders are failing to pay attention to their unruly peasant citizens.