How Democrats/Unions Waste $500,000 on Printing of Election Guides—Use Only UNION Workers
by STEPHEN FRANK on 05/07/2012
California families are pinching pennies to pay rent, buy food and get clothes for their children.
The State of California does not pinch pennies, it pays off the unions.
“California voter guides will be arriving at your home starting Monday, but this year they will be at least $500,000 more expensive compared with the last big election because of a 20 percent rate increase at the Office of State Publishing.
The Secretary of State’s Office just asked for — and received — a $1 million budget increase to offset the rate hike that will affect voter guides and other materials.
Critics, like Republican Senator Doug LaMalfa of Butte, told KCRA 3, “We’ve got a fiscal crisis like we’ve never seen. And we’re stuck in antiquated policy.”
That policy requires the state of California to use one – and only one vendor — the Office of State Publishing — to print the voter guides.
Some Republicans at the Capitol are incensed. They said taxpayers are losing millions of dollars because of the lack of competitive bidding.”
Why only the Office of State Publishing? Because it was is a union shop. This is a long time policy that must change. We can no longer afford to pay a premium for any service needed by government.
This is why the Brown/union/Munger tax increases are not needed. Cut the waste and then we will not need more crushing taxes.