California lawmakers keep their vehic...

California lawmakers keep their vehicle perk

There are 13 comments on the The Reporter story from Dec 4, 2010, titled California lawmakers keep their vehicle perk. In it, The Reporter reports that:

California lawmakers enjoy a perk that seems like a luxurious amenity in a state that has been slashing billions of dollars from its budget: taxpayer-provided cars.

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jose

United States

#1 Dec 4, 2010
These perks include "free" gasoline and "free" bridge passes too?

Since: Aug 10

San Jose, CA

#2 Dec 4, 2010
"Most states reimburse lawmakers' mileage for official business."

Had to get to the last paragraph to see the comparison with other states, note the words "offocial business".

I'd be willing to bet that California lawmakers' official business use of their vehicles amount to less than 10%.
Louis XIV

Vacaville, CA

#3 Dec 4, 2010
L'etat, c'est moi.
Carl Sims

Surfside, CA

#4 Dec 4, 2010
NO other States gives luxury cars to Legislators for personal use. NO other States provides ANY cars for Legislators.
No other State's citizens would think of being made complete chumps of by their elected officials.

Only Californians have so little pride and integrity to let the Legislators get away with this extravagant nonsense.

This is one of those things Americans point to when they deem today's Californians as pathetic.
Big E

Vacaville, CA

#5 Dec 4, 2010
I work for the state and I don't get paid to drive to work.
Mike

Pacifica, CA

#6 Dec 4, 2010
No gas, no car repairs, per diem, travel reimbursements for part time work.
Mike

Vacaville, CA

#7 Dec 4, 2010
Mike wrote:
No gas, no car repairs, per diem, travel reimbursements for part time work.
Take your fist over to these guys that YOU voted for mikey. Your mom says hi.
jose

United States

#8 Dec 4, 2010
Mike wrote:
No gas, no car repairs, per diem, travel reimbursements for part time work.
And the best part.......not having to deal with CARB or ARB every other year.
This state still doesn't get it..........
Paul R

Long Beach, CA

#9 Dec 5, 2010
Big E wrote:
I work for the state and I don't get paid to drive to work.
What? Tell your Union Boss to demand that Sacramento add these "benefits" to your "contract" at once.

Now that the citizens choose to surrender complete control of their families lives to the Unions, the SKY is the Limit.

Check Orwell's "1984" for more information on Big Brother control of citizens lives. If that isn't appealing to non Union families then they should acknowledge the Surrender and make plans to refugee back to a proud American State.
Big E

Vacaville, CA

#10 Dec 5, 2010
The Unions are the only ting keeping us from getting paid like a Chinese factory drone.
Orv

Santa Cruz, CA

#11 Dec 5, 2010
Does the golden State still have enough gold to treat its lawmakers to such luxery?
Taxpayer

United States

#12 Dec 5, 2010
Big E wrote:
The Unions are the only ting keeping us from getting paid like a Chinese factory drone.
Ha ha ha You are delusional. The minimum wage is more than what you are worth.
Bill

Vacaville, CA

#13 Dec 5, 2010
Well....assuming the state senators from the Los angeles area drive round trip from Sacramento to LA 2 times a month mileage reimbursement costs would be $7,000 per year, assuming another 300 miles per week driving around Sac and their districts would be another $7,000 mileage reimbursement per year.

So....everyone is finding something to complain about when IT'S CHEAPER FOR THE STATE TO PURCHASE AN AUTOMOBILE THAN HAVE THE LAWMAKER GET REIMBURSED FOR MILEAGE!!!

According to Fox News this morning their report says ALL California lawmakers drive luxury vehicles. Another great job by Fox manipulating the facts.

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