Saturday, December 4, 2010

California Lawmakers Cut Health Care Funding for Kids While Driving Around in Luxury Taxpayer Funded Vehicles

The entire California legislator should be impeached for malfeasance of duty. California is broke and they are still driving free taxpayer funded vehicles. They are the only legislator in the country to get this perk.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – 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.

The state purchases cars for lawmakers to drive around their districts and the capital under a decades-old program, spending more than $5 million for the latest suite of vehicles that includes a $55,000 Cadillac sedan and a $52,000 Lexus hybrid.

Lawmakers are enjoying the benefit at a time when the state is in a financial mess and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has called legislators into a special session next week to address a $6 billion deficit. Lawmakers already have cut programs such as adult dental care and health care programs for children from low-income families, and more cuts are likely on the way.

California is the only state in the nation to provide vehicles to its rank-and-file lawmakers
for unlimited use, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

No comments: