SENIOR SCARE LETTER
ANALYSIS AND TEXT
April 10, 2004 11:21 am:
bosses used scare tactics against El Segundo senior citizens, threatening
that hospitals may close if their candidates are not elected.
In fact, hospitals
will not close if their special-interest candidates are not elected. However,
if they are elected, residents could be forced to pay hospital transport
fees to fund the huge fire department pay increases.
They sent a letter
on Fire Union letterhead dated 4/9/04, signed by all three Union
bosses, to El Segundo seniors threatening that if they don't vote
for Eric Busch, Sandy Jacobs, and
Fisher for City Council, hospitals may be closed and there may
not be emergency service in El Segundo when needed!
They stated, "That
equates to the possibility of our paramedics not being available when you
In fact, the opposite
is true. Hospitals are more likely to close and local emergencies services
become unavailable BECAUSE OF the Fire Union bosses
endorsements. They drain the city's treasury through noncompetitive excessive
compensation provided by those they endorsed, leaving less money available
to support needed emergency services.
And they support
candidates who encourage massive illegal immigration with incentives including
official State Driver Licenses and free College Tuition. Massive illegal
immigration over-burdens hospitals with patients who show up at emergency
rooms for basic health care and don't pay the bill.
As one example,
the Police and Fire Union bosses endorsed and supported George
Nakano for State Assembly in 2002, although he voted only two days after
the 9-11 Terrorist attack in 2001 to give official California Driver Licenses
to illegal aliens. This bill, AB 60, served only one purpose: to give legal
identity documents to millions of illegal aliens in California, as well
as drug smuuglers, identity thieves, and terrorists.
The DMV Driver Handbook
that is issued for study before you take the written driving exam states
very clearly up front:
The Califorina Driver
License is the official identification document for the state of California;
California can drive legally using their driver license from their native
bosses are the real threat to availability of hospitals and emergency
services in El Segundo, and there is no justification for their dangerous
Below is the actual
text of their "Senior Scare Letter".
You may also download
a .doc, .rtf, or .txt version of this file:
[ red fire association logo ] El
Segundo Firefighters' Association
Kevin Rehm, President
April 9, 2004
El Segundo CA 90245-XXXX
Please join your El Segundo firefighters and paramedics in support of
Busch, Sandra Jacobs and Bill Fisher for for the El Segundo
City Council. Eric Busch, Sandra Jacobs and Bill Fisher are the only three
candidates who have demonstrated the leadership, determination and foresight
to address the pressing emergency care issues that face our community.
To that end, a serious new challenge recently emerged: Daniel Freeman
Marina Hospital is now in danger of closing, which places our entire trauma
care hospital system in jeopardy.
Loosing a vital piece of our healthcare system would have a devastating
impact on the citizens of El Segundo. The closure of even one hospital
will overload other emergency care facilities causing the delays we are
now experiencing to be even longer. That equates to the possibility of
our paramedics not being available when you need them.
As El Segundo's firefighters and paramedics, we cannot stand by and
let this happen.
That is one of the many reasons why we have come forward and chosen
to endorse Eric Busch, Sandra Jacobs and Bill Fisher. Eric, Sandra and
Bill have the natural leadership skills and determination to work hard
and stop the closure of these hospitals. But more importantly, they have
a plan of action to do so:
1) Work with all levels of government to vigorously fight the closure
of Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital.
2) Increase your paramedic services and the availability of paramedics
when you need them most.
3) Implement this system at no additional costs for taxpayers.
Eric Busch, Sandra Jacobs and Bill Fisher clearly understand what needs
to happen in the future to keep you safe. That is why every single member
of the El Segundo Firefighters' and Paramedics' Association endorses
Busch, Sandra Jacobs and Bill Fisher for City Council.
We respectfully ask you to join us -- the future of El Segundo's emergency
care depends on it.
January 28th 2004:
Tenet announced plans to sell or close more than 27 hospitals in the
United States, 19 in the Sothern California region, 15 in Los Angeles County!
There are no guarantees that all of these hospitals wil sell and/or stay
open. Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital and its Emergency Room on the list.
For more info:
EMERGENCY CARE NEWS UPDATE
"... [T]here will be six million more residents in Los Angeles by the
year 2025, a dramatic increase that will require 66% more acute care beds
beyond what now exist in Los Angeles."
Source: Solucient Studies 2002
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Kevin Rehm, President [ red fire assoc logo ]
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Breck Slover, 1st Vice President
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John Bibee, 2nd Vice President
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P.O. Box 3401
El Segundo, CA 90245-8401
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