Thursday, June 2, 2016

Do You Like Stories With (Almost) Happy Endings?

(Mod: Then here is one from the Los Angeles Times that you won't want to miss - link):


(Mod: Your Measure UUT taxes hard at work. Though the Sacramento Bee does tell us that this is not a completely happy ending - link.)


(Mod: Of course.)

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19 comments:

  1. I think California is the highest taxed state in the country.
    If not...gotta be right up there.
    Government never can get their hands on enough of our money....and they waste and or steal most of it.

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    1. is he earning a pension based on his own savings or is because CalPERS is a ponzi scheme that fleeces taxpayers by paying pensions not based on employee savings but a pie in the sky promise that taxpayers will foot the bill forever?

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  2. Maybe all prisoners in California should get CalPERS pensions for time served. Then they could retire when they get out rather than resuming their careers in crime.

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    1. for a career in crime they should have went to work in the public sector

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  3. Good God 5:21am......please don't give Gov. Moonbeam any ideas.

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    1. They're not criminals, they're "justice system veterans".

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    2. True. A State Institution Rehabilitation Graduate(SIRG). In addition to a CalPERS pension they also deserve a home in Sierra Madre. Preferably in one of the better neighborhoods. Or, if their crime was of a sexual nature, near a school

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  4. That corruption runs all the way through the Calpers system including basing their decisions on a constant 8% return on their investments even when the actual return was more like 2%. Guess whose on the hook for this corruption? The Taxpayers. Meanwhile, the public employees get overly extravagant and unrealistic salaries and pensions for life and get to retire at the ripe old age of 50 in some cases. All of us have to work longer and retire later so that we can pay for this gravy train. When are people going to wake up and yell STOP! Even if you are a Democrat, you must realize that having what is essentially a 1-party system in California is not a good thing. It breeds corruption at every level. Any candidate who runs for office in California knows that in order to win, they must plug into the machine and the machine consists of the public employee unions. Why should the prison guard union of all groups be one of the most powerful and influencial unions in California? Because they have us by the throat. They and other public employee unions should never have been allowed to unionize in the first place. Even ardent Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt recognized that their is a difference between private unions and the public employee unions whom we depend upon to perform often life and death services. They have too much leverage and power.

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    1. why don't you just get a job as a public employee and save yourself your anxiety?

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    2. Some people can't hack the tedium.

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  5. This conviction and sentencing is being hailed by both sides and held up as a poster boy of how justice prevails in white collar crimes here in California, that is fine and dandy for some but other's know that this one was caught because he was inept and clumsy at his criminal activities but voters beware this type of bribe taking and vote swaying is all to common among hardcore career politician's not just in California but Washington D.C. as well. We need more heads on a stick to please justice for all motto.

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    1. It's a joke. This clown will be out in no time and then live quite well on his state pension.

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    2. It must be comforting for state employees to know that no matter how corrupt or bad their crimes they'll still get a pension.

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    3. So discouraging. And disgusting.

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    4. It is astonoshing that something like this can happen.

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    5. He prolly made the rule that now he will live to get his pension by.

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  6. I just wonder when the tax payers are going to refuse.

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    1. Judging by the last Sierra Madre election never. Like moo cows in the milking barn.

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    2. I (Moo) The Library.

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