Sunday, October 03, 2010

the State Auditor's race

The Journal paints a good contrast between the gentlemen running for State Auditor, link.

There are two basic differences; they center around the present and the future.

State Auditor Hector Balderas' plan is to make it impossible, in the future, to steal from taxpayers; casino security on the spending of our power and our resources.

... while grandfathering in
the currently corrupt and incompetent.

Just like Lt Gov Diane Denish's Sunshine Portal; it will make tax dollars harder to steal in the future, but shines no light at all on the ones stolen last month, this month or next.

It is the "entrenchment" corruption fighting;
outlaw public corruption if you have to, but push any real enforcement, a year or two down the road; hide the corruption for as long as it can be hidden.

Errol Chavez in contrast, say he wants to have arrested, everybody who is stealing, or has stolen (within the Statutes of Limitation), and throw their asses in prison.

Either plan will eliminate future corruption.

One plan is more eminently more satisfying to people who need to see the guilty held actually, and honestly, accountable for betraying the trust that had been placed in them.

The second point of contention has to do with resources;
says he needs more,
says there's plenty of money that needs to be spent differently.

I tend to agree with Balderas; I think that governmental oversight is grossly underfunded, deliberately.

But if Chavez knows better, I would like to hear about it.

Voters deserve a debate or two; an opportunity to watch
these gentlemen chat about their differences.

photos Mark Bralley

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