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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:38 PM

AP Exclusive: Lawmakers bought cars fixed at California taxpayers' expense

Source: AP

At least a dozen California lawmakers repaired or upgraded their state-provided vehicles at taxpayers' expense in the final weeks before the one-of-its-kind perk was ending, then later bought those vehicles for personal use.

The improvements ranged from cosmetic changes such as fixing dents and replacing wheel covers, to getting tires, multipoint inspections and new parts such as fuel pumps that cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Some had the vehicles they would soon buy inspected at no cost to them, while others had last-minute work done under warranty, according to state maintenance records obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests.

Officials at the state Senate and Assembly said they did not ask lawmakers to have their vehicles repaired or upgraded before the state put them up for sale to independent dealers a year ago.

Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/rss/ci_22131258

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alp227 Dec 2012 OP
donnasgirl Dec 2012 #1
high density Dec 2012 #3
donnasgirl Dec 2012 #4
madokie Dec 2012 #2
Iggy Dec 2012 #5

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:43 PM

1. And you wonder

Why people hate the government,it is things like this that make people despise the government.

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Response to donnasgirl (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:51 PM

3. Right, because the 99% of it that is good should be killed to stop the 1% that is bad

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Response to high density (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:08 PM

4. Not trying to be a wise guy

But my friend you do know what they say about a bad apple spoiling the rest of the bushel.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:51 PM

2. I guess it takes a hypocritical bastid to be a congress critter

at least thats what it seems like out here in hell country

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:57 AM

5. SMALL Beer...

 

CA spends what? $14 Billion per year on their overcrowded prison system?

Let's talk about where the real money is being wasted.

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