Comment: Hooray for the Siskiyou Co. Supervisors for taking a stand against Prop. 1! — Admin Liz Bowen
Siskiyou Daily News
At the urging of constituents, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday joined the opposition to the water bond measure on this year’s ballot, Proposition 1.
TWO IMPORTANT RADIO EVENTS COMING UP!
1. KCFJ 570 – VOICE OF FREEDOM RADIO: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25 – 12 NOON
Congressman Doug LaMalfa will be discussing the water issues in the North State, the EPA, and what can be accomplished by the US Congress to reign in their radical agenda. Tune in to hear this important conversation.
2. KCFJ 570 – VOICE OF FREEDOM RADIO: SATUDAY, NOVEMBER 01 – 12 NOON
The show will be for one hour, and will feature Mark Baird promoting the State of Jefferson, and exposing Heidi Hall (who is running for U.S. Congress) and her campaign violations.
This is the basis of politics – local issues. Listen and be informed.
The real question regarding the State of Jefferson is how fast can we split from California?????
California is ready to sink with over $423,000,000,000 — that is $423 BILLION in debt. How can it pay off its CalPers? and other debt?
The State of Jefferson will hold a Constitutional Convention, where the ideals of less government regulations and fees; and pro-business will be put to the paper.
Equal representation among the counties is a must.
To learn more, watch the youtubes on the “VIDEOS” page and go to the “51″ page at the top of this site.
Check out the debt clock here:
The Time has Come for 51 !!!
A new comparison with four other large public pension funds found that CalPERS, while scoring average on service, had high pension administration costs — $213 per member a year, nearly twice the average of $108 per member.
In the year compared, fiscal 2012-13, a new CalPERS computer system and pension reform were taking unusual amounts of money and staff time. Scores are already improving as those jobs are completed, but CalPERS has a built-in disadvantage.
An official of Cost Effective Measurement (CEM) Benchmarking said CalPERS has the most “complexity” of 75 pension systems measured by the Canadian firm worldwide, including systems in Britain, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.
“You are the most complex system,” Tom Scheibelhut, CEM managing principal, told the CalPERS board last week while presenting the new comparison, “and that’s unfortunate because complexity impacts costs and it impacts services.”
Not directly adding to the complexity referred to by CEM, because it’s excluded from the pension survey, is a large part of the CalPERS operation: the administration of health care plans for active and retired state workers and many local governments.
The CEM service, whose slogan is “What gets measured gets managed,” has been used in the past by the California Public Employees Retirement System for investments. The new survey is the first annual pension administration report.
The California State Teachers Retirement System has used the CEM pension administration service for several years. The CalSTRS cost for fiscal 2012-13 was $198 per member.
As if to demonstrate a long-term commitment to having an outside firm monitor their performance, CalPERS and CalSTRS plan to host the annual CEM pension administration conference in Sacramento next May.
A comparison with 75 pension systems around the globe is said to be valuable for identifying “best practices” and “new ideas.” The CEM pension administration comparison for CalPERS was with similar large U.S. systems that use CEM monitoring.
According to CEM, CalPERS has 1.3 million active workers and pensioners, Teacher Retirement System of Texas 1.2 million, Florida Retirement System 1 million, New York State and Local Employees Retirement System 942,000, and CalSTRS 684,000.
The Time has Come for 51 !!!!!
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
By Jon Coupal
It’s late October and that means there are a lot of people out there wearing masks. But this isn’t about Halloween. This is about all the fake taxpayer interests – organizations and candidates – who are trying to gain an advantage in the upcoming election by portraying themselves as defenders of homeowners and Proposition 13.
At some level, we at Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association ought to be pleased that others are attempting to use our name and the Prop 13 label. This fakery, if nothing else, is an acknowledgment that taxpayer issues are very important to voters – even in a left leaning state like California. After all, isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery?
Perhaps. But we should not – and will not – countenance deception.
Exhibit A in the “fake” category is in the hotly contested state senate race in Orange County between Janet Nguyen and former Assemblyman Jose Solorio. Nguyen is a solid pro-taxpayer candidate and Solorio is a typical liberal politician who would, if given the chance, repeal Prop 13 in a heartbeat. The problem for Solorio is that this district is in Orange County whose voters are more conservative and hostile to higher taxes.
That is why Solorio has enlisted the services of none other than Governor Jerry Brown himself to do both radio and television ads in a flailing effort to convince voters that, no – he really does like Proposition 13. But recent polling suggests that Orange County voters aren’t fooled and that HJTA’s strong endorsement of Janet Nguyen is far more powerful than the Governor’s push for Solorio. (The fact that Solorio consistently received “Fs” on HJTA’s legislative report card while he was in the Assembly makes his attempt at deception particularly difficult).
This contest is critical for the preservation of Proposition 13. It is the most high stakes race in the entire state because if Janet Nguyen wins, this will prevent the tax-and-spend California Legislature from passing tax increases at will and placing anti-Proposition 13 constitutional amendments on the ballot.
In addition, it’s not just candidates who attempt to hold themselves out as pro-taxpayer just to fool voters. In the current election cycle, a group we’ve never heard of before is selling its endorsement in favor of local tax hikes and left leaning candidates. The so-called “California Republican Taxpayers Association” has no bona fides as a legitimate taxpayer association. Moreover, its use of the word “Republican” has party officials incensed and strongly considering litigation for trademark infringement.
Finally, the most unusual attempt at deception we’ve seen this election is a mail piece from Democrat Sharon Quirk-Silva who is running against pro-taxpayer Republican Young Kim. Like the Nguyen-Solorio race, this is a battle being fought in mostly conservative Orange County. And, like Solorio, it is hard for Quirk-Silva to hide her anti-Prop 13 animus. So what is her strategy? Simple – she puts her name beside Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association in a mail piece which simply notes that both she and HJTA support Proposition 2 – a mostly meaningless initiative on the November ballot. (Prop 2 is a marginal improvement to the state’s existing “rainy day” fund law so we support it. Note, however, it is not the hard spending limit we would prefer).
By putting her name next to HJTA, is Quirk-Silva attempting to associate herself with the “gold standard” of California taxpayer groups Apparently so. But this plan could easily backfire by giving Young Kim an opening to inform voters that it is she who has the endorsement of the HJTA Political Action Committee.
These examples are but a few of the often silly efforts at attempting to trick voters into believing that anti-taxpayer interests are not what they really are. Voters need to be aware of this treachery. Fortunately, most know who to trust. And it sure as heck isn’t the candidates and groups who are “Jarvis Jesters.”
Jon Coupal is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association — California’s largest grass-roots taxpayer organization dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers’ rights.
Smart Phone — App used for spying !!!
DO NOT USE FLASHLIGHT APP !!!!
THIS IS SERIOUS FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS A CELL PHONE FLASHLIGHT:
The “youtube” is as it was reported on FOX News, Bret Baier, SPECIAL REPORT — worth watching !
The snoopwall is the website that is reporting the the problem.
The VIDEOS page at the top of this site has fabulous information. Many youtubes are of Jefferson Declaration Spokesman Mark Baird speaking at many Town Hall and county board of supervisor meetings. Other speakers are also included.
To learn more QUICKLY about the reasons that the State of Jefferson is a viable alternative to California, check out the videos.
Also go to the “51″ page for more youtubes and facebook pages.