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Alyson Huber

Posted: Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:27 am, Thu Nov 4, 2010.

Alyson Huber, D-El Dorado Hills, fresh off her victory in the California Assembly’s 10th District race, is eagerly awaiting the challenges ahead of her in her second term.

A freshman legislator no more, Huber said she will continue her work on reforming California’s system of government. The Lodi native said she was grateful for the voters who supported her and would work to represent their interests.

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  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:44 pm on Fri, Nov 5, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    John Koepp posted at 7:47 am...The wingnuts and objectionist are on the left, they cannot balance a checkbook or say no to the whining children (unions).

    John, not sure I agree... I think they know how to balance a check book... they

    take the money from the tax payer and balance their checkbook with other peoples money... they know how to balance that well.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 11:36 am on Fri, Nov 5, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Doug stated...Darrell, you sound like you could possibly be on the union target list of scab contractors

    Doug… To me, union workers are the scabs… union workers take jobs away from private sector without having to demonstrate quality of work. As long as you pay union dues, you qualify… they get wages higher than private sector by thugery and blackmail.
    If merit was involved, I would think union workers were good, but quality and performance is against union principles as it relates to the wages and benefits received.

    I can set up a company in Asia and hire employees that live in that country and are not citizens of USA. I have to pay taxes just like anyone else. The labor and cost of buildings is very low there, but so is cost of living. The rules and regulations are very business friendly and cost of living lower. You must abide by the laws in the country you are in and treat employees fairly. I’m just one small guy Doug… McDonalds, KFC, Microsoft, Goodyear, and Wal-Mart and just about all of them are doing what small business is going to do… Are you suggesting all companies in USA are doing something illegal?

  • John Koepp posted at 7:47 am on Fri, Nov 5, 2010.

    John Koepp Posts: 10

    Doug I agree and I am celebrating the win in the House, but we needed more. In regards to CA we need a change in this state the Dems and Liberals hae controlled the legislative branch for so long, they have destroyed CA financial future. We are broke and the producers are suffering. The unions have burdened the state with the help of the D&L's pandering to them so much that small companies to large companies are leaving the state.
    If has nothing to do with the wingnuts, tea party sympathizing or objectionists they are the producers and movers and shakers of not only our community and the state.
    The wingnuts and objectionist are on the left, they cannot balance a checkbook or say no to the whining children (unions).

  • Doug Chaney posted at 11:13 pm on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    The right wingnuts, tea party sympathizing, objectionists are surely on the warpath tonight. You should be celebrating like I am that the republicans took control of the house, not criticizing Assembly Member Huber?

  • Doug Chaney posted at 11:10 pm on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Darrell, you sound like you could possibly be on the union target list of scab contractors who pay unfair wages and offer poor working conditions and use an offshore or foreign business adress to avoid paying your fair share of US taxes? Is that why you are apparently such a union hater?

  • John Koepp posted at 10:06 pm on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    John Koepp Posts: 10


    I would say the unions as they stand now should go away all together. They are now corrupt and actually do not serve there members well. Todays unions are a political action committee, think about it this last election unions spent $1 billion or which 95% went to democrats. How is this benificial to there members? Take CA the democrats have controlled the assembly and state senate for over a decade and yet the unions are still crying and complaining about the same things. Maybe the definition of insanity should be changed to "Unions". Or the unions should try something different...
    As far as being optomistic I am because I take responsibility for myself, my family and my future. The democratic party and liberals have broken the will of the people who support them. There supporters do not look to themselves for there future but look to the L&D for there future, making them dependents. The dependency has made the L&D powerful, without out the dependents what would the L&D do everyday??

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:17 pm on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    I enjoyed reading your blog... interesting...
    I worked in India for 5 weeks in 2006 and discovered how the Indian companies operate. I can hire 5 employees in Asia and have that company do things there for customers here, for the cost of hiring one employee here. There are doctor offices throughout USA that have Asian computer operators log into their computers and do data processing and many other IT type services at night since there are 12 hours differences in time. These workers are not subject to USA laws or regulations as long as the database is located in the right place. This is common practice. I can pay these workers 30% more that what local employers pay them yet I save 80% in overhead. I do not need workers compensation and never have to deal with unions. I do not need to comply with California regulations in any way. If I would to build an office, I can do it for a fraction of the cost and there are no permits needed to build. Costs are dramatically lower and red tape is barely exists. None of my work is related to Asian concerns. Most small employers do not go there; it is the Bill Gates of the world that has done this for years.

  • Joanne Bobin posted at 3:52 pm on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

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    Mr. Baumbach wrote: I personally will be setting up a small office in Asia to avoid the regulations, compliance and expense that California thinks is appropriate."

    Haven't you implied that your business is somehow related to the financial services industry? Are you targeting Asian customers in your Asian office so that you won't have to comply with US Federal regulations? Or US customers from an Asian base, where Federal regulations would still be mandatory?

    Mr. Koepp...interesting comments, something to think about. What thought have you put into the type of entity that would replace unions? Or do you think they should simply be abolished?

    I have never been a union member, but recognize some advantages of collective bargaining. However, my Dad supported his co-workers who were members of the CWA via NY Bell back in the 70's. The NY branch refused to settle with AT&T as all other states did. The strike lasted 11 months and created a huge financial burden for CWA members in New York - when the dust settled, workers were rewarded with a slightly larger pay increase for their trouble and union membership became mandatory which had not been the case previously. I still remember my Dad being really upset about that because, even though he had not been a union member, he had honored the strike...he was forced to be a union member and claimed until the day he died that the union management was in bed with AT&T management the whole time.

    Reforms are certainly due, especially with the current economic atmosphere, but the push-back in going to be huge, especially with CA state workers. Let's see what promises Brown will keep...he tried in the past and his Republican successors never followed through.

    Let's keep a positive attitude and let our representatives in Sacramento know what we want done. Get the names and email addresses of our reps and tell them - keep them on their toes all year long...not just on election day.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 1:33 pm on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

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    John.. great perspective... never thought about the point you made that Democrats and Liberals also use unions as puppets... love your blog and opens my thinking more... thank you!

  • John Koepp posted at 9:33 am on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    John Koepp Posts: 10

    Darrell, I hope the citizens of CA realize what you and I do. I also am preparing to be in another state, that is business friendly.
    You brought up Unions, I have always felt and have told union members they have been wrong since the 70's in there support. Democrats and Liberals also use unions as puppets, they use them to do there grunt work not only when it comes to elections but to push a liberal agenda which then they cannot get away from. D & L's do not have the best interest of unions on there minds, they just want there money.
    Candidates like Whitman, Fiorina, Hamer etc... would encourage growth and revenues. Unions and there contracts benefit directly from tax revenue from producers, you keep hammering the producers and they will leave. In CA if the electorate does not know that sales and property tax revenues fund police and fire departments in our state. If you drive business away there will be a reduction in sales tax revenue which in turn business won't open and buy buildings and homes around there businesses thus a reduction in property taxes...
    Unions need to walk up and smell there demise in the near future.....

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:04 am on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    John... Take heart!!
    This probably is this quickest way to change California. Everything you stated is accurate from my perspective. However, now the California in its wisdom selected its fate in the hands of the democrats. Business, private industry, Republicans, conservatives cannot be blamed for the economic collapse that is next to guaranteed now. Business will now leave California in greater numbers as other states now will be very attractive in making business friendly environments possible. I personally will be setting up a small office in Asia to avoid the regulations, compliance and expense that California thinks is appropriate. I personally am positioning myself for the inevitable and am not concerned about the left or what they think will happen.

    I think if Whitman had been elected, she would have been sabotaged and derailed by the unions like Arnold was. They then could have blamed her and the conservatives for the problems. Now, Brown, the unions hand selected puppet, will accelerate the collapse and the left will be like a deer in the headlights, not even see it coming. It will be sad to see the good people suffer the consequences of the left’s incompetence, but good things will follow once the left has no more excuses and sees other states, who saw the light, doing better.

  • John Koepp posted at 6:39 am on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    John Koepp Posts: 10

    I am disappointed in the electorate in CA. CA voted Jerry Brown, Newsom, Boxer, McNearney (hopefully not) and Huber back into office.... The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again... This makes the CA electorate insane... With these liberals running the state we look forward to the same things, more unemployment, less revenues-less services, more debt, pensions we cannot pay for, businesses leaving our state, no water for our farmers etc... With democrats running CA it has gone from the 6th largest economy in the world to the 8th in the last few years.. What is wrong with the electorate?
    How about Huber start by staying home 4 days a week-if we go to a 1 day a week for the legislature they won't spend any more money we don't have...
    How about turning on the water for the farmers in the valley, putting farmers and their families first rather than a Delta Smelt we cannot even eat..
    How about reducing taxes on the working class and leaving our hard earned money in our pockets instead of yours.
    The Preston Youth Facility is the least of our concerns, have some common sense and help the people who actually contribute to society and your paycheck...

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 5:18 am on Thu, Nov 4, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    : All politics are local. To me, the national phenomenon is a response to national policy. In our local races, voters didn’t punish me for things Congress has done...

    I guess that means she is free to vote as Obama wants for national issues, like Health care and other destructive legislation. Voters in California are self absorbed if Huber is correct.



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