Moorlach wants voters to decide fate of future pension increases

(Picture courtesy of the O.C. Register’s Total Buzz Blog)

“Concerned about the skyrocketing cost of Orange County employee retirement benefits, Supervisor John M.W. Moorlach on Tuesday proposed requiring voter approval for any future increases to employee pensions,” according to the L.A. Times.

Is this really a good idea?  I can see the mailers now…showing sheriff’s deputies and firemen and asking us not to screw the people who serve us.  This could really backfire on Moorlach!

Is this an attempt by the Supervisors to remove their responsibility with regard to the pension increases?  We are in the mess we are in today because Supervisors voted for a stupid pension increase. Of course the Supervisors don’t want to look stupid again.

And Moorlach is assuming that Orange County won’t turn blue one day.  If so I think he is wrong.  The way things are going this county could be blue in 10 years.

I just don’t like this idea.  Readers?  What say you?

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