TBOR coordinators Paul Lichstein and Jason Fike collaborated over the weekend on an op-ed for the IBTimes highlighting prop 23 that was on the ballot in California earlier this month and how it’s a prime example of big money affecting politics. You can read their op-ed in its entirety here.
- Proposition 23 was asking voters in California to have a say on the staffing requirements for kidney dialysis centers.
- The vast majority of people affected by kidney dialysis are patients. When the government is focused on the companies or the unions and not patients, the government is ignoring the people it ought to serve.
- We should not get rid of propositions. We should find a way to align their focus with the concerns of the public.