Tonight on Gadfly Radio w/ Martha & CalWatchDog’s John Seiler, CA City Journal’s Ben Boychuk & Special Guest Richard Rider of San Diego’s Tax Fighters Group

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October 4, 2011: Tonight live at 8 p.m. PT on Gadfly Radio, Ben Boychuk of CA City Journal and John Seiler of, welcome Richard Rider of San Diego’s Tax Fighters Group for a lively discussion on what the looters of America are up to and getting away with like it or not. Used this last line last week, and lo and behold, it still fits.

Yesterday, Katie Grimes of wrote Brown Hands Out More Union Gifts. It is a bloody gutting of a bill at the 11th hour, to fill it with an egregious flagrant power grab, to neuter, nullify, squash, smash, any efforts by citizens in local governments to govern themselves, to do what Sacramento is too corrupt and dysfunctional to do, to reign in the Blob that controls the Governor and the majority of the Legislature in Sacramento. The bill SB 922, that started out as a bill to legislate immunizations and tuberculosis screening was gutted and transformed into a death knell on City or Municipally passed initiatives to ban Project Labor Agreements anywhere in CA, because what has been brewing in San Diego has been getting the attention of activist around the state, inspired by the success of the activists in San Diego, to build coalitions to establish sound fiscal policy in San Diego, to protect vital services and restore financial solvency.

The coalition for Comprehensive Pension Reform C.P.R. announced on Friday, last week, that they had qualified a major game changing initiative for the ballot, in June next year, to reform public employee pensions for the City of San Diego. Earlier in the month of September, activists in the City of San Diego just qualified an initiative to ban Project Labor Agreements for Construction in the City of San Diego.

We’ll talk with Richard Rider on the reform measures that have been passed, and the two that have just been qualified for the June ballot and this move by the Governor and the Union controlled Legislators who have passed a bill to cut the San Diego reformers off at the knees. What now?

I want to talk about my take on the Latino Groups who announced last week, they want John and Ken removed from the airwaves on KFI.  It is not a coincidence that the same week, Governor Brown refers to John and Ken as part of a group he coins as the ‘Legion of Acceptability’ in a interview with the NYT.

Related links:
Anti- Project Labor Agreement Initiative Qualifies for Summer Ballot

my take on the Latino Groups who announced last week, they want John and Ken removed from the airwaves on KFI.

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Sat May 15, 2010: Grace Marie Turner on Damages of the Health Care Bill & Richard Rider on Govt Corruption and Incompetence by the numbers

Join me on the air, Saturday from 10 to 11AM and 8 to 11 PM PT, one fast hour in the morning and three fun hours on Saturday night, on CRN, on CRN 1

Call in number: 1-800-336-2225
On the program, Grace Marie Turner, President of the Galen Institute, a public policy research organization that she founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform.
She has been instrumental in developing and promoting ideas for reform that transfer power over health care decisions to doctors and patients.

“As more details emerge about the massive 2,700-page health overhaul law, even those who supported its passage are shocked by its sweeping implications and reach into every corner of our lives and society. For example, small-business owners are telling members of Congress they are terrified about the risks the law presents to their ability to keep and hire workers — imperiling the nation’s already fragile economic recovery.

Major companies are beginning to recognize the extraordinary risk of continuing to provide health benefits for their workers under Obamacare. “Many companies are examining a course that was heretofore unthinkable, dumping the health care coverage they provide to their workers in exchange for paying penalty fees to the government,” according to Fortune magazine, which reviewed internal company documents.

Many Americans wondered why Congress was in such a rush to take the final vote on ObamaCare at midnight on a Sunday night when most of its major programs don’t begin until 2014. It’s now clear that Democratic leaders feared their members might balk if they saw the objective analysis that was being prepared showing the overhaul law’s true costs. Their concerns were validated when a respected, non-partisan analyst issued a report one month after the law was enacted.” (from the Galen Institute Website)

Saturday night, on Moonlighting with Martha, According to Rasmussen, the number one issue to voters today is Government Corruption and their void of ethics. Number two is the economy, and that includes jobs.
Richard Rider, Taxpayer Hero extraordinaire
, joins me to entertain you with his wit, his charm and his take no prisoners knowledge, analysis and reporting on the ugly state of affairs in CA compared to the rest of the country, and even how CA stacks up to other countries around the globe for worst and most unstable economy. We’ll also cover this San Diego Tax fighters recommendations on the CA Statewide Propositions!!!! Delicious!

Immigration is up in priority with voters, but still behind government corruption, the economy, national security, and health care. For some though, saying Illegal Immigration is like yelling “Squirrel!” A leftist Latino teacher spews revolution against the U.S. and capitalism, and Mary Anastasia O’Grady zeros in on the drug wars, the cartels and the root of the rise in violent crimes Arizonans are suffering. Let’s talk.

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Saturday, Post radio program.

My guest today was Richard Rider from the San Diego Tax Fighters’ Group. He’s a wealth of experience and information and true crusader for the taxpayers. It’s a topic that can numb your brain or paralyse you with the sense of being powerless against the collective strength of government employee groups, their unions, and the politicians they help elect to ‘negotiate’ their contracts and pay raises.

I’ve been focused on the social conservative issues and thinking about how to establish the coalition of citizens we are not connected with, who are conservative, but vote lock step with the liberals. I haven’t quite seen the way yet… I have an idea, but it’s germinating. Talking with Richard helps see the possibilities. I think the most exciting idea for me came at the end, from a caller who asked Richard about whether or not we could force government agents to put any proposed pay raise to the people’s vote, because the common practice for local governments is to vote themselves payraises and benefits with impunity. Richard’s response, it’s been done and it works, it’s a good idea, and “Do it.”