Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gaines sleeps through Calderon corruption


Our state senator, Ted Gaines, who sold insurance for a living before getting elected to the state assembly (and now the state senate), sits on the state senate insurance committee.

The chairman of that committee, Ron Calderon, is apparently very corrupt, based on last week’s FBI raids. Calderon’s family of lawmaker/lawyer/lobbyists is allegedly getting paid to sponsor laws that enrich the insurance/worker’s compensation and hospital industries. Fancy that.

Thank you, not, Sen. Gaines, for stepping up and exposing the corruption within the institution and committee to which you belong. I could forgive you if you, as an insurance company owner, immediately resigned from the senate insurance committee.

Here’s my solution: No more revolving door. No more crossing the line between private sector, government regulator, or lobbyist in any business sector. The regulatory capture, cronyism and corruption that we are drowning in today is the result of longtime insiders who pretend to regulate the industries they themselves have profited from. See Ted Gaines.


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Discussion | 5 comments

  • Ken SteersJune 10, 2013 - 1:50 pm

    WHATTHEHELL!??? You actually blame Ted? Caldarone is a very powerful Dem. who was raided by the FBI! How do you think you know anything about anything? Because clearly you don't

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  • Dink LaneJune 10, 2013 - 2:38 pm

    The problem is that ALL our State Senators are doing it. It's nothing NEW....Look at our own Tim Leslie (revolving door to both houses)... He sat on the Banking Committee (Chair) and PUSHED for financial institutions to LEGALLY sell our private information..... and look at him now... Back to Lobbying for banks... You know Ol' Ted Gaines will turn to Lobbying for insurance companies.... and collect that $100,000 retirement check .... Just like Leslie & McClintock.....while they make more $$$ pushing for big-profit companies...

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  • Ted Gaines Highest Ranking Corrupt official caught in wire fraudJune 10, 2013 - 6:21 pm

    The late Senator Dave Cox reported Ted Gaines, Jeff Neves, Helen Baumann, Vern Pierson, El Dorado County Code Enforcement, among others, as "conspirators" in a wire fraud scheme surrounding the Counsel on Judicial Performance investigation finding Judge James Wagoner of guilty of "obstruction grand jury investigation case #GJ07-007." Wagoner aided in covering up the scandal, and Ted Gaines was the highest ranking official that, according to exhibit A1, a document outlining the scheme to rig an election by associating critics as "arrested" criminals to falsify and discredit witnesses i.e. obstruction of justice. Exhibit A1 is "Judicially Noticeable" irrefutable evidence, because the Honorable late Senator Cox affixed his state seal to the correspondence. Unlike Senator Dave Cox, Ted Gaines, was provided at no cost to him a state attorney who cited in Gaines's defense, "so what, even if the allegations are true, Ted Gaines has absolute immunity for corruption he may have committed, under the 11th amendment." None the less, the Ninth Circuit held that "Ad Hoc" decisions by legislators, abrogate immunity. That is the irony, that the Magistrate Edmond F. Brennan, knowingly ignored the precedence, used his privilege to abuse discretion and violate rights because there is no criminal or sanctionable deterrence for Judicial Corruption in the United States under the Constitution, unless, the Judge has no jurisdiction over the parties [James Wagoner had no jurisdiction when he obstructed a grand jury]. Ted Gaines had every opportunity to turn on his lower ranking El Dorado Cronies, as did the late Senator Dave Cox. However, this is evidence that Ted Gaines is a corrupt evil scumbag able to cover up corruption through a power he has to keep the press from reporting the corruption surrounding Judge James Wagoner who aided in the cover up and was busted by the Counsel on Judicial Performance for the 2 felonies. It is if the electorate are still in the dark ages, kept totally in the dark unable to make logical and credible decision, because the press covers up for those who pay large campaign advertisement fees. Don't be fooled! Gaines, like his colleague Vern Pierson, playing a politician exposing corruption for white collar crime, are actually using the legal system and the 11th amendment to cover up their own criminal violations of 18 USC 241, 242, etc. I suggest readers educate themselves to the order of magnitude of corruption crimes and weigh them to see who is really harming society.

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  • cookie65June 16, 2013 - 7:59 am

    Faith in any politician is seriously misplaced. I remember something Beth Gaines said about how difficult is was to keep track of "500 some" state government agencies. These people are not conservatives, they are not servants of the taxpayers, they are not protectors of the Constitution. They are benefactors of big government. I heard mrs. Gaines one morning on the radio right after the election. She said how she was looking forward to working with her friends across the isle. Do they have any clue what this country is facing? Leftism is the enemy of freedom, it isn't something to be negotiated with or compromised with. Either leftism loses or America loses. And the Gaines don't seem to understand or care just how serious it really is. Have any of you seen what is happening in Stockton? It should be front page news all across America. The city is going to get out of hundreds of millions in retiree obligations. Just like I have been screaming about for 20 years and being called all kinds of names for it. Detroit is next.

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  • VernJune 16, 2013 - 4:55 pm

    Gaines, Briggs, our DA Pierson, Briggs nephew Bailey soon to replace Schultz and Jack Sweeney’s kid-chair of the republican central committee, what a team inherently untrustworthy, a new generation sucking from the public trough

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