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  • What follows is an attempt to provide a general overview of the public pension controversy that seems to be in our media and various blogs continuously. If you are sick […]

    A Primer on Pension Politics

    What follows is an attempt to provide a general overview of the public pension controversy that seems to be in our media and various blogs continuously. If you are sick […]

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  • . . . By this time we should all be familiar with the stories about highly paid, sometimes excessively so, public officials retiring with multiple six figure pensions for life. […]

    Fat Cat Public Pensions Being Cut

    . . . By this time we should all be familiar with the stories about highly paid, sometimes excessively so, public officials retiring with multiple six figure pensions for life. […]

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  • . . . In the hue and cry of anguish about the estimated future costs of public employee pensions, those who argue that drastic measures are needed to reduce those […]

    In Spite of Municipal Bankruptcy, Vallejo has Money to Squander

    . . . In the hue and cry of anguish about the estimated future costs of public employee pensions, those who argue that drastic measures are needed to reduce those […]

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  • . As you may remember, last we left our heroine Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece, she was still undecided on how she would vote Tuesday night – whether to accept […]

    Wendy Leece defies OC GOP Stalinism. Also, Atlas PAC? Hypocritical douchebags. Oh, the layers of irony.

    . As you may remember, last we left our heroine Costa Mesa Councilwoman Wendy Leece, she was still undecided on how she would vote Tuesday night – whether to accept […]

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  • Willie Brown is calling for an "honest dialogue" on California's public employee unions.  Brown, the former San Francisco mayor and longtime Speaker of the California Assembly, has pointed out the obvious - that our civil servants now "[run] the show" in California.  They have "job security for life" and "pushed by our friends in labor, gradually expanded pay and benefits to private-sector levels while keeping the job protections and layering on incredibly generous retirement packages that pay ex-workers almost as much as current workers".  Standing against them, says Brown, is "politically unpopular and potentially even career suicide for most officeholders".

    Willie Brown: State of the Unions

    Willie Brown is calling for an "honest dialogue" on California's public employee unions. Brown, the former San Francisco mayor and longtime Speaker of the California Assembly, has pointed out the obvious - that our civil servants now "[run] the show" in California. They have "job security for life" and "pushed by our friends in labor, gradually expanded pay and benefits to private-sector levels while keeping the job protections and layering on incredibly generous retirement packages that pay ex-workers almost as much as current workers". Standing against them, says Brown, is "politically unpopular and potentially even career suicide for most officeholders".

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  • Last night a group of concerned taxpayers attended former OC Register Senior Editorial Writer and Columnist Steven Greenhut’s C-SPAN Book Notes taping and book signing event held at Barnes & Noble […]

    Book Review Steven Greenhut’s PLUNDER!

    Last night a group of concerned taxpayers attended former OC Register Senior Editorial Writer and Columnist Steven Greenhut’s C-SPAN Book Notes taping and book signing event held at Barnes & Noble […]

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  • O.C. Register opinion writer Steven Greehut mused about worms in a new editorial today.  Apparently it has been proven that even worms, who haven’t got much in the brains department, […]

    Are the Santa Ana City Council members dumber than worms?

    O.C. Register opinion writer Steven Greehut mused about worms in a new editorial today.  Apparently it has been proven that even worms, who haven’t got much in the brains department, […]

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