Chula Vista Republicans Advocate for Tax Increase

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 6 Comments

Two Republican Chula Vista City Council Members, Mike Diaz and John McCann, have opposed the San Diego County Republican Party and are advocating a sales tax increase. Let me get this straight. Despite nearly seven out of ten American firefighters being volunteer, and despite California firefighters being paid 60 percent more than the other 49 states (CA median income is …

Firefighter Union Pres: “Leave California”

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 21 Comments

In response to a Tuesday post by Richard Rider, San Diego Firefighter Union President Frank De Clercq responded on Twitter, “Why don’t all these ‘Right Wing Special Interests’ leave California and go to Texas, and stay there!!!” How statesman-like.  The City of San Diego must be pleased to have union leaders so willing to have a real discussion. We’re sure …

Police & Firefighter work dangerous? Yes! And no.

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 33 Comments

Do police and firefighters (who, oddly enough, have almost the same chance of dying on the job) really have higher workplace fatality rates than other occupations? Yes. And no. Check out the 2006 fatality statistics published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor. The national average mortality rate on the job for all occupations is 4 deaths per 100,000 workers. Police …