Unions Will Say ANYTHING to Keep People From Signing Petition
This long weekend, Carl DeMaio and signature collectors were out in full force collecting signatures for the Comprehensive Pension Reform. If there's any doubt on how important this measure is, I invite you to look at the level of deception unions are employing to block this from going on the ballot. Most notably, they are claiming that if you sign the petition, you are at risk of having your identity stolen.
For those that don't know, signing a petition requires your name, address, and that's it. No birthday, social security info, bank account info, previous addresses, mothers maiden name, etc. It's a complete lie and scare tactic, and not even worth debating.
I personally collected signatures over the weekend and at one point was confronted with union advocates. They made all kinds of ridiculous claims ranging from identity theft to me wanting to end military pensions. Volunteers and paid collectors around the city had similar stories.
What that means is that unions are DESPERATE. They know they will lose this fight if it goes on the ballot, and their only hope is to do anything to keep it off the ballot. For the average taxpayer in the City of San Diego, this should tell you how important this is. Voters hear the terms "real reform" and "special interests" from politicians frequently but rarely do we see it. This measure is real reform and goes directly after the largest special interests in San Diego and they will say anything to prevent this change.
If you haven't signed the initiative yet, make sure you do, and get your friends to sign.