Buchanan headed for third Assembly term Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Nov 7, 2012 at 8:55 am
Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan was part of a jubilant crowd at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek on Tuesday night, shortly after President Obama's reelection had been confirmed at the Central Contra Costa Democratic Campaign Election Party.
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Posted by Jennifer, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:03 am
What part do people NOT understand about Joan Buchanan being in the pockets of the CTA?? Any politician who opposed SB 1530,( as Joan did in her lone vote against OUR CHILDREN) by making it impossible for the teachers to get fired for harassing and molesting our students; should have their heads examined.
The unions are in the forefront of very single decision Joan will make while she sits on the education committee; voting happily to support the lobbyists and the unreasonable and greedy unions while they destroy our public school system.
Posted by Asian, a resident of the Blackhawk neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm
75% of us must not be bright - because that many Asian american votes went to Obama. You are so stuck in the past. Please continue to vote republican, let them tailor their policies to citizens like you. It will guarantee Dems victory in 2016.
Posted by Jane, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Nov 8, 2012 at 5:16 pm
I, too, have experienced socialism & communism up close. This isn't about Dem or Rep. It's much bigger than that; it's about the future of America as we know it. Ever lived & worked in Europe? I did-for years. Kissed the ground every time I came home. Wonder why people aren't flocking to THOSE countries (& the young folks are leaving in droves)? You can't get ahead, no matter how hard you work or how smart you are. You're squelched; there's limited advancement, success & freedom - everywhere. Very few can afford to be homeowners - prices are high & wage levels are controlled. Companies cannot become profitable, due to high costs related to government/union mandates of, e.g., 6-weeks paid vacation & 'free' healthcare for all, etc. However, it can be a cushy life - if you like free stuff, working less than 40 hrs./wk & having someone take care of you (warning: nothing is really 'free'; their is a cost of lost liberty). The quality of their healthcare? Forget it! You'll die on the waiting list (for a routine procedure in the US) or from a stupid infection, caught from the hospital (that's even London, folks, not some third-world country). Everyone there who can afford it has private insurance or flies to the USA for treatment (ask our Canadian neighbors; they like coming here, too, for needed care). And we want to become that? Why? I don't get it. Actually, I think I do. Idealogues paint it as something you are owed/entitled; that somehow you've been disenfranchised; that it's the "rich folks'" fault that you don't have it, & that government has the right to step in to run 'private' businesses, to protect you (sound familiar?). It must sound good to those who have NOT experienced those forms of government first-hand. Be careful what you wish for ... there's no Constitution or Bill of Rights beyond our shores - & it's like getting hit in the head by a 2x4 when you're caught up short, & realize it. We definitely take this country for granted. Better brush up on world history - it does tend to repeat itself. Be careful of those who promise "free stuff" - they seem to end up with all the power - & your freedom will be no more. My venting is over; thanks for 'listening.' My fingers are crossed for the USA!