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Posted on November 9 at 10 a.m.
Public employee salaries do not exceed private sector salaries when they are compared by level of education. Do not repeat this idea that since the economy and GOP policies have decimated the working class forcing the private sector wage slaves to work for minimum wages that this is what everyone should get paid. This is propaganda directed at the working people and benefiting only the speculator class.
On Retirement System A Go-Go
Posted on August 17 at 10:39 a.m.
What is ridiculous about Sterne's conduct? If her order was "ridiculous" the CIty Attorney would have appealed and the Court of Appeals would have said it was "ridiculous" and reversed it. Sounds like bimboteskie has an axe to grind from some earlier disliked ruling.
On Gang Injunction Further Moth-Balled
Posted on August 17 at 10:20 a.m.
Where is Lois Capps???
On Who is the crankiest elected official on the South Coast?
Posted on August 10 at 10:54 a.m.
Please pay attention to the "Free Enterprise Model" on display here as the economic guide of the GOP and most Democrats: Make big bucks off the public by your "hard work" and "creative effort" and then when things go bad declare bankruptcy and run away and hide out in the plunder you took from the scam. No government operation is allowed this sort of get out of jam free card because they have to continue doing the work they were created to do. Big double standard and big hypocrisy.
On Patrick Nesbitt Places Hotels Into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Posted on August 10 at 10:05 a.m.
Best job in America for the past several decades has been in the fire departments. This is unfortunately not that unusual. In this case it is a "management" benefit but the rank and file have their own good deals. Retire around 50 with full pay, often given disability pay which reduces taxes, and then get another nice job to add to their government pension. Reform is needed--start with raising the retirement age for ALL employees and capping the benefit at a generous amount that wont allow the $400-500K pensions some have been claiming. Also prohibit double dipping. No retired government employee should be allowed to go to work for any government agency unless s/he forgoes any new retirement claim.
On Retired Police Captain Cashes Unused Sick Leave for $115,900
Posted on July 27 at 10:45 a.m.
What's the implication of these comments? If you are in jail for a crime you don't deserve medical attention? Please note that inmates are not allowed to hire private medical care and cannot get medicine in the jail unless the jail physician prescribes it. What a society we are creating. Got cancer? Die in jail.
On Inmates Claim Mistreatment in County Jail
Posted on July 20 at 10:19 a.m.
errata--the last comment was addressed to billclausen.
On Probation for Miramar Collective Owner
Posted on July 20 at 10:18 a.m.
AZ2SB--the Supremes upheld the federal "regulation" of marijuana under the Commerce Clause (part of the Constitution) despite the fact that local and intrastate decriminalization has no apparent impact on interstate business. This is the same Supreme Court that found the Commerce Clause doesn't justify regulation of the medical insurance industry which is absolutely engaged in interstate commerce. So, anyway, as it stands now the law of the land allows Congress to outlaw local legislation dealing with the use of mj.
Posted on June 15 at 9:04 a.m.
Who agreed to pay the attorney fees? The settlement required city council OK. How can they complain now? Of course it did always seem to me to be a friendly litigation...one had the impression that the city was happy to be prodded to this action which allowed the increase in fees, etc., and a beneficial result for us all.
On Channelkeeper Tagged for Fee Hike
Posted on May 31 at 8:24 a.m.
Bill Clinton had sold out to the financial industry long before he became "embattled" over his dalliances. He created the DNC for this very purpose and a big part of what he and they promised was that the Dems would be at least as friendly to big money as the GOP. The repeal of Glass-Steagal was "bipartisan" and over the objections and expert advise of most academics and all progressives. Don't act like the Tweedle-dum of US poliltics is any better than the Tweedle-dee.
On Mayor Protests Parking Lot Power Grab
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