Archive for the ‘Carl DeMaio’ Category
Tonight the San Diego Republican Party will vote on whether to endorse a candidate in the 2016 County Supervisor race between Dianne Jacob and Joel Anderson.
This weekend the UT San Diego ran a story neatly framed by County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and her political handler Tom Shepard.
We all know where this is heading – just like previous votes the losing side will run to the liberal media decrying how the vote was “stacked” ahead of time and driven by extreme partisan agendas.
They are at it again.
California’s government unions have already run up an astounding debt of $250 billion for unfunded retirements for state and local government employees. We have seen taxes hiked and services slashed to pump billions into these unsustainable pension systems. Now the unions want to take what little is left in government pension systems and use it for “shareholder activism.”
In the real world, pension trustees are sworn to a fiduciary responsibility to make all decisions to the benefit of a) beneficiaries and b) the plan sponsor (in government, that would be us taxpayers.) No other criteria should cloud their decisions. In fact, in the real world trustees get sued and may go to jail if they violate their fiduciary responsibility
ICYMI – The New York Times ran a piece on progress within the Republican Party in backing candidates that look like America. Here’s the summary, followed by a link to the full article –
WASHINGTON — As Republicans took control of an unprecedented 69 of 99 statehouse chambers in the midterm elections, they did not rely solely on a bench of older white men. Key races hinged on the strategic recruitment of women and minorities, many of them first-time candidates who are now learning the ropes and joining the pool of prospects for higher office.
Immigration, Ebola, and Terrorism Concerns Necessitate Action
San Diego – Carl DeMaio today unveiled his five-point Border Security Initiative and called for immediate action by the Administration and Congress to secure the border. DeMaio blasted President Obama for failing to act to secure the border, and pointed out incumbent Congressman Scott Peters has served as a “rubber stamp” on Obama’s failed border policies.
“From illegal immigration to terrorism and Ebola, the reasons for securing our nation’s border could not be clearer,” DeMaio noted. “My Border Security Initiative outlines comprehensive actions and reforms to fully secure our nation’s border and I’m calling for immediate action on this pressing issue,” DeMaio noted.
Peters charged San Diego taxpayers nearly $70,000 to drive to work
San Diego – A newly-released public records document from the City of San Diego on September 4 shows Scott Peters, who is personally worth more than $100 million, charged over $69,338.27 to San Diego taxpayers for his personal “car allowance” used to pay for his new BMW.
Carl DeMaio is demanding that multi-millionaire Scott Peters refund the same amount to taxpayers and apologize for asking them to pay for his commute.
“Carl DeMaio is the choice of small business.”
San Diego – Flanked by a dozen San Diego small business owners, the largest small business group in the country, National Federation of Independent Business, announced today it has endorsed Carl DeMaio for Congress.
DeMaio said the NFIB’s endorsement reflects his record of fighting “for the little guy” on important business and job creation issues.
ICMYI – KUSI and The Hill covered the release of my plan to save free-market innovators like Uber and Lyft.
This is an issue of personal freedom — specifically the right of consumers to choose their ride rather than gave special interests and politicians choose it for them. Instead of siding with the cab companies’ monopolies, government should be encouraging, rather than prohibiting these solutions to our local transportation challenges.
ICYMI — I was pleased to receive the endorsement of some of San Diego’s top Asian-American community members yesterday.
As I said, “I have always believed the important need to create better jobs for all is the glue that unites all of San Diego’s diverse communities — and the support I’m receiving from the Asian community is an example of that.”
KUSI got the story:
DeMaio Campaign Releases Second Ad on Peters’ Pension Scheme
San Diego – A week after Scott Peters was caught for making false statements trying to deny his role in the city’s pension crisis, the DeMaio campaign released a second ad slamming Scott Peters opposition to pension reform and his role in helping create the crisis that nearly bankrupt San Diego.
The ad shares outrageous government pension payouts that Scott Peters approved – such as the city librarian who retired on a $234,000 annual pension.
Peters Took His Politician Pension Early
Former City Attorney Says “Scott Peters could have declined his pension.”
San Diego – Even though Congressman Scott Peters is personally worth more than $100 million, records from the city pension system released today by the DeMaio campaign reveal that he opted to take his government pension early.
On top of that, a former Chief Deputy City Attorney is calling out Congressman Scott Peters for falsely claiming to the media that he could not decline his politician pension while on City Council.
Scott Peters Lies About Role in Pension Scheme – But Independent Auditors Catch Him
Peters issues statement in 2014 that deceives voters the same way he was found “negligent” for illegally deceiving bondholders in 2004
San Diego – Scott Peters’ pattern of deception continued Monday with his campaign issuing a statement with the outrageous claim that Peters had nothing to do with the pension crisis that almost bankrupt San Diego. Peters even goes as far as trying to leave San Diegans with the impression that he “wasn’t on the City Council” that created the crisis.
How Scott Peters Helped Create Government Millionaires With His Pension Spiking Scheme
San Diego – The DeMaio for Congress campaign today released a new ad titled “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Government Edition” which spoofs the popular game show by highlighting how Congressman Scott Peters helped create millionaires out of government employees by voting to spike their pensions.
Yes, Scott Peters helped make millionaires out of government employees.
“Scott Peters voted to spike government employee pensions even though he knew San Diegans could not afford it,” said Dave McCulloch, spokesperson for the DeMaio campaign. “Because of Scott Peters’ pension scheme, many government employees now get pensions higher than $100,000 a year and some even became millionaires,” McCulloch added.
DC press knows what San Diego voters know — Scott Peters makes the “Endangered” List.
Roll Call’s latest edition of the “Top 10 Most Vulnerable House Members” shows several more incumbents in peril. Some of them face top-notch opponents, others are running in unfavorable districts; a couple members just don’t run good campaigns.
Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif.
Peters got a spot on the last edition of this list because he faces a top GOP candidate in a competitive district that will likely see Democratic turnout drop off this year. San Diego Councilmember Carl DeMaio is his opponent.
Breaking: ABC News profiles my efforts to reform the Republican Party. Take a look and tell me — are you a New Generation Republican?
In fixing our immigration challenges, our number one priority must be to improve our border security — ensuring the United States remains secure from the threat of drugs, guns, and criminals coming through our borders.
The federal government has failed in its basic obligation to secure our border. It’s time to demand accountability and results – no more excuses. A secure border must be the prerequisite and foundation for any additional reform of immigration laws.
Sign my petition and help me tell Congress it’s time to act. Now.
“Congress should be held accountable to the people they serve – not to special interests”
San Diego– After the House of Representatives quietly ended the practice of requiring Members to disclose free travel that they receive from outside groups – often to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars or more per trip – Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio blasted the behavior.
“By hiding the luxury trips that Members of Congress are taking from outside groups, Congress is showing complete disregard for transparency and openness,” said DeMaio. “This lack of transparency is appalling,” DeMaio concluded.
San Diego – Within the span of just one week, Rep. Scott Peters voted to transfer dangerous detainees from Guantanamo Bay and issued a statement congratulating the Obama Administration for its illegal move to release five known terrorists for Sgt. Bowe Berghdal.
“While we all share a commitment to bring our servicemembers home, Congressman Peters puts partisanship over principle when he refuses to join with Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein in calling out the Administration for negotiating with terrorists and breaking the law,” Carl DeMaio said.
Election Analysis: Rep. Scott Peters Had a Really Bad Primary Night
Peters Posts Worst % Among CA Dems; LA Times Says “Most Likely to Flip”
San Diego – The Los Angeles Times ran a story noting Rep. Scott Peters seat is seen as the “most likely to flip” in the 2014 election and the dismal showing by Peters in Tuesday’s primary underscores why.
San Diego – Carl DeMaio today accepted the endorsement of prominent flag officers and veterans in his race for Congress – and released a plan to hold the Veterans Administration accountable for proper treatment of veterans and proposals to help returning service members transition to civilian work.
“I find it completely unacceptable that our veterans are not getting the help they deserve – and pledge to hold the VA accountable to fix these problems,” declared DeMaio. “We must also improve the job training and placement efforts so we can transition our veterans to work once their service ends.”
ICYMI: Carl DeMaio was just named to Washington Post’s 40 Under 40, a list of “the top 40 political rising stars who are under 40 years old.”
Monday was Election Day — at least for me! Early voting and absentee ballots make it easy to be a part of the process.
KUSI met up with me as I went to vote yesterday. Take a look:
Happy Anniversary to Bob Filner & Scott Peters
Scott Peters and His Backers Continue Pattern of Hypocrisy and Partisan Political Games on Social Issues
San Diego – Today, April 30, marks the second anniversary of Scott Peters’ political alliance with Bob Filner – and serves as a reminder that Scott Peters and his allies have a pattern of hypocrisy and partisan political games when it comes to important social issues.
The DeMaio campaign is posting an anniversary card on its social media networks to mark the occasion, and offers the following statement: “Scott Peters claims to be concerned about women, but he was perfectly willing to overlook Bob Filner’s bad behavior towards women for his own political gain,” said DeMaio campaign spokesman Dave McCulloch.