If you can fog a mirror and pay union dues, you can belong to the UAW. That doesn't say much for a more qualified work force does it? You have all of these trades unions where you have to be qualified and tested in order to work on union construction jobs, yes, belonging to that type of union makes sense. Belonging to the UAW is belonging to the Democrat fund raising arm and legalized extortion union. That is the MAIN initiative of the UAW, in my opinion. We all understand that those crying and whining about opposition to the UAW support the Democrat/Liberal party and want to enhance the funds of the party with collection of UAW dues, fact. That is the main concern of those for the UAW, they just won't say it. Let VW workers organize of course, just don't do it with the nastiest skunk in town, the UAW.
When an unlawful person threatens your life with a gun, you had better pray a lawful person is close by to save your life and the police are not able to be every where. So, more than likely that person saving your life would be a lawful permit holder. So before you make a blanket statement condemning everyone that has a gun, use some thought and reason first. By the way, I am 54 and owned a gun since I was 8 years old and have never harmed a person with one in my life. Get the picture?
I have a question. What about the dependent family members of city workers? Are they not being discriminated against? Take for instance a city worker that has a disabled parent, brother, sister, adult child that is totally dependent on the city worker? Why were they not included in the law so that the benefits could be included in those family members lives?? Instead Anderson only targeted live in lover's of a specific time frame to give city worker benefits to. I dare say that actual blood family members dependent upon city workers for their care and keeping are more deserving than unmarried boy friends or girlfriends. That my friends is discrimination against the actual needy and disabled family members of the actual city workers. Should not those folks be taken care of BEFORE a boyfriend or girlfriend that could actually fake a relationship so they could take a free ride on the tax payers dime. The law he proposed is putting an unrelated friend/lover ahead of actual family dependents, now is that not putting a selfish, personal agenda ahead of the family members? I find it amazing that family is jumped over for his agenda.
This writer, once again, is wrong. The federal government can't be trusted, as seen by the IRS targeting of conservative groups, Fast and Furious gun running scheme, etc.. Most of us feel the state can take care of itself without the Obama fiasco ruining things more than they are. The feds simply cannot be trusted anymore.
Anderson's main agenda is a personal one and not what he ran on to get elected. That is called a bait and switch and good reason to be recalled.
In a prior comment it was stated "And many of the "10,000" people were deceived by CGAT into signing the petition. You guys also attempted to shame people into signing by setting up in front of churches. That is fact."
Are you saying that everyone, or even most, of the people that signed the petition cannot think for themselves and were duped, even though the media was making the story the lead issue of the day? Also, how can that be claimed as fact? Has all of those people been interviewed and recanted their signing of the petition? If not, it is not fact and only an opinion, I am sure you would agree. The law for recalls is like any other law, if you don't like it get it changed, otherwise, it is the law. Easy.
Ok, they elected him despite his being gay. So you can eliminate that as the reason for a recall. The main agenda he is pushing looks nothing like what he ran on, that is the reason for the recall. Another thing, the writer of this story, or Anderson's attorney either, don't set the bar for why or if a recall is in order, the voters do. So, again, everyone knew he was gay and in a long term relationship when he was elected, anyway. This is not a gay or straight issue, it is a fiscal, tax payer and voter issue, please try to understand, that or else he would have never been elected in the first place. Good grief.
His cartoons are just fine with me, shows his intelligence, regardless as to how well he can draw. Give it a few years and no one will be able to pay his salary because the TFP will be gone and the enabling of the current liberal policies will be why. Buy the ticket, take the ride. Liberal = no common sense.
Anyone that thinks a TIF is an answer for anything needs to read this. California has more experience with TIF than anyone and have eliminated it from being used now. Is it not a wise decision to take a look at the history of Tax Incremental Financing before it cripples the local economy also? http://www.governing.com/columns/eco-engines/col-redevelopment-financing-gets-overhaul-in-california.html