There is an old quote that politics makes strange bedfellows. I am in one of those situations where I am in agreement with a group that I typically find myself in disagreement with.
Here in Contra Costa, we saw the County Supervisors vote to give themselves a 33% pay raise. In response to this selfish vote, the Contra Costa Deputy Sheriffs Association and the Contra Costa Public Employees Union have joined forces to pass a referendum to put on hold the 33% pay raise and put the matter before the voters.Read more
How Sacramento passes a new tax without you knowing or without them having to be held accountable for raising your taxes.
On January 1, 2015, there will be a new gas tax that Californians will have to pay.
This tax is imposed upon Californians by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). According to CARB, the purpose of this tax is to make fuel more expensive so that people will use less of it. However, CARB hopes that the increase in the price of gasoline is so small at first that California drivers will not notice. As such, once they get their foot in the door - be prepared for them to kick the door wide open.Read more
Two wrongs never equal a right.
Last Sunday five St. Louis Ram's players started a huge controversy. Rams tight end Jared Cook and receivers Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey, Chris Givens and Tavon Austin entered the Edward Jones Dome with their hands raised above their heads just before the kickoff against the Oakland Raiders. These players were making a statement showing their support for Michael Brown who had been shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson earlier this year.