"Exact salaries for state assemblymen and senators are obscured by the use of a “per diem” payment scheme that shelters a significant chunk of income from taxation."
"lawmakers rejected a bill that would have prohibited acceptance of concert and sporting event tickets, gift cards, spa treatments, golf outings and other benefits from lobbyists trying to buy votes."
"select public employees [are allowed] to avoid paying red-light-camera tickets and escape any consequence for using toll roads without paying. The current system grants free rides to politicians, court workers, police officers, city council members, social workers, meter maids and their spouses."
Forget the Red team vs Blue team politics. This is government, again, creating one law for themselves and one law for the tax livestock.
These are the same people that exempt themselves from airport body gropes and have tax livestock funded security allocated after their terms of office. These are the societal parasites that give themselves pay raises while knocking back increases for the sheeple and grant healthcare that is better than the voter ... you know the list is sickeningly long.
It's not about who you vote in, it's about the power you let them steal from you.