Watch It Closely, For It Is What Would Have Happened If We Had Elected “Empress” Hillary As the US President…
Opinion by “Deplorable” Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
California is the State that made Childhood Vaccines Mandatory. SB 277 passed with ease. At first we thought Big Pharma was responsible – but then another story emerged.
Yes, Big Pharma put up shiploads of election money to Democrats to get the bill passed. But that Pharma money wasn’t the deciding factor for the legislature – it was the fact that the State Health Department would get SO MUCH MORE MONEY from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Hence there would be MORE money for State Employees.
Hard to believe, but – The decision to pass SB 277 was made in a California Employee Union office. California has its own version of the “Deep State” Trump promised to shut down.
Liberal Democrats CANNOT govern. California is proof of that.
Here they have what’s called a super-majority in the legislature. They have even passed a law outlawing the Two-Party System. It is a “Democrats only” State – and it shows.
In reality the California governor and the legislature are powerless. Every decision, on every policy, has to be approved by “The Blob” Public Employee Unions. EVERY one.
A first-quarter national Cost of Living (COS) Survey shows that it costs a resident of California 50.8% MORE to live in California than Texas. Except for Hawaii, which has to import almost everything, California has the highest Cost of Living in the nation – and it is going to get FAR WORSE starting in October of 2017 when the new twenty cents per gallon gas tax, and 50% increase in vehicle registration fees, begins.
California is DESPERATE for money.
They have to keep feeding “The Blob” and they are running out of income sources. Let’s look at the details, as shown to us by a January 2017 article by the California Policy Center called:
Earlier today the California Policy Center released a study that provided facts about government compensation. It examined state and local payroll data provided online by the California State Controller and proved that the average pay and benefits for a full-time state/local government employee in 2015 was $121,843.
At the same time, the study found that the average pay and benefits for a full-time private sector worker in California in 2015 was half that much, $62,475.
Moreover, the study found that if the pensions these state/local workers have been promised were being properly funded, their actual pay and benefits in 2015 would have averaged $139,691. And that elevated figure still didn’t take into account the impact of properly pre-funding their supplemental retirement health care, nor did it normalize for their myriad paid days off – typically including 14 paid holidays, 12 “personal days” and 20 or more vacation days as they acquire seniority. And let’s not forget the “9/80” program, common in California government but virtually unheard of in the private sector, where public sector salaried professionals can skip a few lunches and show up a few minutes early or depart a few minutes late each workday, and take 26 additional days a year off with pay because, every two weeks, they worked “nine hour days for nine days, then took the tenth day off.”
If you’re not counting, that adds up to 72 days off per year with pay for a seasoned public sector professional. The study didn’t take that into account.
The “Average” California Government Employee Made $139,691 dollars per year in 2015?
And took 72 days off, not including weekends, with pay?