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Tom McClintock on Jobs

2004 former Republican Challenger CA Governor


Replace workers' compensation with a cheaper system

McCLINTOCK [to Bustamante]: Let's just replace our workers compensation law with Arizona's. Arizona's cost 1/3 of what ours does. Injured workers are being fully compensated.

BUSTAMANTE: No, they're not. We have to agree to fix the workers comp.

McCLINTOCK: That's a two-thirds reduction in workers comp costs. It not only lift a burden from business, but also reduces direct state and local costs by $2.5 billion.

BUSTAMANTE: What we tried to do is that we tried to fix the worker's comp issue by squeezing down on the insurance companies. They were clearly price gouging, they were clearly doing things that were effecting the premiums. And we tried to squeeze down on that. Unfortunately, they went into some predatory pricing. They drove the small guys out and then rates started going back up again. Here we have an opportunity to change fundamentally the system providing work safety.

Source: [Xref Bustamante] Recall Debate, Cal. State U. at Sacramento Sep 24, 2003

Opposes required overtime pay; workers need flexibility

Q: Do you support requiring overtime for workers on the job more than eight hours a day?

McCLINTOCK: No, I very much oppose that measure. It was a terrible thing to do to workers, taking away their flexible right in their work schedules, taking away the right of a mom to take off a Friday afternoon and work extra hours another day. It was a big mistake.

Source: Recall debate in Walnut Creek Sep 3, 2003

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