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Subject:  Re: Retirement Locations Date:  5/28/2011  7:02 PM
Author:  fleg9bo Number:  17180 of 20632

I bet I'd like it there (amongst* all those liberals ;-) ... and California on the way back--if they don't close all of their state parks

The reason the CA state parks might be closed is policies drawn up by those liberals you like to be around:

my business, which is private operation of certain state-run activities (e.g. parks and recreation). I constantly find myself in the midst of arguments that make no sense against privatization. I finally realized that the reason for this is that they were reluctant to voice the real reason for opposition -- that I would get the job done paying people less money. This is totally true -- I actually hire more people to staff the parks than the government does, but I don't pay folks $65,000 a year plus benefits and a pension to clean the bathrooms, and I don't pay them when the park is closed and there is not work to do. I finally had one person in California State Parks be honest with me -- she said that the employees' position was that they would rather see the parks close than run without government workers.

Of course, if this argument was made clear in public, that the reason for rising taxes and closing parks was to support pay and benefits of government employees [who own the party that controls CA government], there might be a fight. So the true facts need to be buried.

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