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Lodi-area Democrats top Republicans in cash game

Incumbent McNerney outraises Republican challenger Harmer by more than $900,000

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  • Honey Mars posted at 11:03 am on Wed, Jul 21, 2010.

    Honey Mars Posts: 20

    Stop confusing union leadership with it's members. Many union member do not agree with union leaders. This is especially true with CTA, ran by progressives. Even the Pres. of CTA, Mr. Sanchez, starts off his op-ed with "Si SE Puede!", part of that cosmopolitan, multicultural, social justice garbage that has been pushing English reading and math levels to it's lowest ever in this state.

    Jerry is just following the socialist progressive coattails.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 10:36 am on Wed, Jul 21, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    I’m not sure why you are convinced oil companies are a republican issue.
    Both parties and all people benefit from the revenue generated in taxes and royalties and many union workers earn good profits from oil companies in their 401 k mutual funds.
    I believe the gas tax combined in California is around 50 cents per gallon which generates many jobs both union and non union. Obama and McCain received millions from oil companies each. In fact, as Obama was projected to win, BP paid much more to the democrats as opposed to the republicans based on self interest. I’m not an advocate for oil companies per say, but I think it is short sited to simply say.... unions good... corporations bad. There are good and bad in all walks of business affairs. Even oil companies have good people working for them at a fair wage.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:36 am on Wed, Jul 21, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    As far as corporations, you should not put all of them in the same basket. If you take a local corporation that has a local office here in Lodi, Blue Shield, you can ask any of the employees there and typically they are very pleased with the wages and benefits they get. They are a corporation.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:36 am on Wed, Jul 21, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    • Jerry Bransom posted at 8:10 pm on Tue, Jul 20, 2010.
    Posts: 46
    It looks to me as though the People VS the Corporations. Unions are representatives of People while Corporations represent the owners of the company.

    Jerry, if this is your world view I can completely understand better the content of your blogs you routinely post. If you think unions are for “ the little guy”, and “ the people”, then of course you would support the candidate the unions support. I have always thought that unions hurt many people as they foster policies that reward poor quality as merit is eliminated from what each person gets in pay. Private industry tends to pay much more to people to produce and pay much less to people who do not. If a union employee leaves the union, and tries to get a job in which they must do a good job, they will not be hired. So the union hurts these people in this situation. I think quality employees who excel are hurt by unions as they can not get a pay increase based on their effort. I think that employees who do a bad job can earn more while protected by a union so in that case I would agree with you that people are helped by unions.

  • Mary Henschel posted at 9:16 pm on Tue, Jul 20, 2010.

    Mary Henschel Posts: 46

    Oh, please. George Soros and SEIU leaders are the "Little Guy"? Maybe unions are made up of "little guys", but they're not at the top. And they're not the ones drawing the fat pensions either.

    I know, let's just put everyone in unions. And let's give everyone fat pensions. That will totally work. Works for Greece, doesn't it.

    P.S., Cap N Trade will make McNerney personally wealthy. It's not a whole lot better than "big oil". The "big" title changes hands, but there will still be a "big", and it won't be us.

  • Jerry Bransom posted at 8:10 pm on Tue, Jul 20, 2010.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 364

    It looks to me as though the People VS the Corporations. Unions are representatives of People while Corporations represent the owners of the company. And I see the Oil Companies are firmly in Harmers pockets. I think I will go with the People's choices, especially the Beer Wholesalers. And it looks like Lundgren will be needing a new job. He has been a lemming for years, no new ideas except how to enrich himself.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:33 pm on Tue, Jul 20, 2010.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    incumbent Democrat Jerry McNerney, of Pleasanton vs...David Harmer, of San Ramon, in the 11th Congressional District. McNerney has received $1,687,495 to Harmer's $782,549.15.

    McNerney almost totally funded by various union groups and Harmon mostly funded by out of area business interests .

    This is the choice that San Joaquin residents have in representing its interests.
    Thanks to redistricting practices, this is what we end up with. In my view this comes close to taxation without representation.



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