Frederick rips the Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group

Victor Joecks

Great column by Sherman Frederick in Sunday’s RJ on the sham that is the Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group (NVSG).

It’s a ploy by the tax-and-spend crowd to quantify just how crummy Nevada is as a state so that legislators with a public employee union election base can use it to as a fulcrum to raise taxes and waste more of your money.

You think I’m overstating the case? Then take a look at who legislators selected as members of the stakeholder panel. One group, representing about 5 percent of Nevadans miraculously found a way to get appointed to 47 percent of the voting positions. Can you guess what group that was?

Right you are, sir! Ding, ding, ding!

Nine of the 19 “stakeholders” are either government employees, retired government employees or public employee union executives.

Thank you, sir. May I have another?! Why, yes I can.

In the end, there will be a report. Testimony will be heard. And after every last dog and pony dies of exhaustion, the show will provide political cover for the mindless mother of all tax increases in the 2011 Legislature.

Right there – in one paragraph – is the liberals’ game plan for the next 18 months.

If you’re interested in letting the Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group know your opinion, its next meeting is this Friday at 9 a.m. at the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas. Or join by video conference at the Legislative Building in Carson City. The agenda is here.

And yes, I will be live-blogging it.

For more information, check out my post titled “Four problems with the Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group” or any of Geoffrey Lawrence’s fine work on the NVSG:

Puppetmasters on the throne
Nevada’s future is at stake
A ‘vision’ of extortion and control
IFC to hide behind unelected stakeholders
Nevadans deserve honesty from IFC

Here are the rest of the scheduled meetings of the Nevada Vision Stakeholder Group. Like the meeting this Friday, all meetings begin at 9 a.m. at the Grant Sawyer Building and are videoconferenced to the Legislative Building in Carson City.

Meeting No. 5: March 12, 2010
Meeting No. 6: March 22, 2010
Meeting No. 7: April 6. 2010
Meeting No. 8: April 21, 2010
Meeting No. 9: May 2010 (to be determined)