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Posted on February 22 at 2:44 p.m.
"The solution is to do as Wisconsin did"... I always love that quote. Like somehow magically in the next generation CA would turn into Wisconsin. With the Tea Party doing everything it can to implode the GOP it's more likely the reverse would happen.
On County Workers Union Granted New Contract
Posted on February 20 at 7:27 p.m.
Don't forget you live in California. Let's look at who's in charge and we'll understand what people really believe...
Posted on February 20 at 6:39 p.m.
When Foo? When? Right after the sky falls?
Take a pill.
Posted on February 20 at 6:35 p.m.
In Detroit the pension mess is simply the blood leaving the body. The major wound was caused by corporations. Just like a gold rush town after the gold is gone.
The problem is if they cut pensions and pay Detroit will make Chicago's crime rate look excellent. I think the bond holders will survive.
Posted on February 20 at 5:32 p.m.
The Detroit bankruptcy decision is headed to the Supreme Court and legal scholars are putting their money on the side of the public workers simply because it would directly effect governments ability to protect it civilians. Like with CA cities, the bond holders are SOL because they can write it off, the workers can't.
Zig Ziglar said it best about you Foo, "You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure".
Posted on February 20 at 5:11 p.m.
If you haven't noticed yet this is Foo's quest in life. It's a useless and pitiful one, but like the religious fundamentalist he cannot understand any other point of view.
These issues have been decided in the CA Supreme court, and various appellate courts, after multiple failed attempts by similar extreme politicians. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, a democrat, is again trying to waste out of state billionaires money on a new initiative. The best objective minds on both sides of the issue call it a loser already.
It's not a political party but rather a mind set that seeks to demonize any group of people that band together for better pay or benefits. They read actuaries like the bible and say the sky is falling based on points that benefit their arguments. Problem is, the sky appeared closer during the recession, but never fell. Kids today call that an "Epic Fail".
Foo appears to be cut from the same cloth of persistence we see with the Westboro Baptist crowd. Will his sign read "God hates defined benefit pensions".
Posted on February 13 at 5:26 p.m.
Hey Lawman (if you really are) I see you just signed up today. Part of the Brown social media defense team? I'm sure we'll read a lot good stuff from you about Billy.
On Sheriff Bill Brown Announces Reelection Bid
Posted on February 11 at 10:52 a.m.
Thanks for your response Alan, but none of the economic models you've compared the US to prove our future. Same arguments we're made at the beginning of "The Great Recession", especially by the buffoon editorial writers at the NP, but none of those predictions ever came true, or ever will. The last years gains in the California economy and reductions in pension debt have to be so disheartening to the doomsday crowd.
Again around the state we're seeing healthy contracts for public workers that compensate for Gov. Browns pension reform final implementation in 2018. Having weathered the storm this should be incentive to private sector workers to unionize and improve their lives, because as we saw in the last election, people power over comes the power of money alone. The everyday, work his/her butt off person, has tired of the diatribe presented by little people with big titles.
I hope you remain just who you are though, at least for the sake of sh!ts and giggles.
On Farm Bill a Boon to Agriculture, a Bust for Food Stamps
Posted on February 10 at 2:38 p.m.
Hey Chicken Little, The sky never fell in the great recession and will not fall tomorrow. Comparing CA to Detroit is disingenuous at best. All the money left Detroit incase you didn't know, and we have the California Rule in regards to vested rights. Jerry Brown already gave us pension reform, but he didn't destroy unions, which is what you've been dreaming about.
Let's look at the REAL damage done with reform by the likes of Chuck Reed in San Jose. You can claim there's less public services because of benefits all you want but you can't deny the REAL cut in service when the public safety people left town.
All you say is theory Foo. Theories based on the narrow views of long gone elitists. But this isn't about the money anyway. It's about politicians seeking the endorsements of public sector unions for campaigns and initiatives. Remember Props 30 & 32??
Standing behind your ideas must be like being a Broncos fan about now.
Posted on February 10 at 11:12 a.m.
Oh DrDan I know, his editorials are so boorish as well. The silver spoon crowd is so aggravating and amusing all at the same time.
The great majority of America supports capitalism and dreams of the excess, but they also have a heart for at least the children of the "lazy", as some put it. Continuing to cut them off only increases societies problems later.
But without those who have only the mediocre success of their fathers clamoring for attention and setting their sights upon imaginary abuses we wouldn't have such entertaining propaganda.
Foo does have a good point now and then. I agree the public sector workers enjoy benefits the private sector has had taken away. We're now hearing talk about correcting that with legislation to compensate the private sector by mandating some of the very same benefits we see in the public sector. Thank you Foo for bringing it to light.
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