Category Archives: Pensions

The Multiple Personalities of Wendy Greuel: Who’s Channeling Through Her at Any Given Moment?

Well known as the mayoral candidate who is easiest to manipulate, Wendy Greuel one minute says employee unions were treated unfairly when pension reforms were imposed on them by the mayor and council without negotiations. And then the next minute … Continue reading

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Searching for the Spirit of L.A.

In the aftermath of the triumph of common sense on a single issue amidst the destruction of hope for L.A.’s future everywhere else on Election Day, there are so many important issues to discuss, so much fuel to try to … Continue reading

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Catch 22: The Greuel, Garcetti Challenge from Parks’ Budget Talking Points on Reining in Spending, Restoring Services

Herb Wesson forfeited all credibility when he failed in his blatant attempt to squeeze $216 million out of taxpayers to please his labor union bosses and the assorted greed merchants who have gotten so rich off of City Hall’s dirty … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Everybody Be Like Public Employees and Have Lucrative, Guaranteed Defined Benefit Pensions?

A recent Internet missive from the LA Police Protective League argues as have other public employee unions that the nation’s ballooning elderly population are on “a path to poverty” because private employers are getting rid of defined benefit pension plans. … Continue reading

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How to Fix the Public Employee Pension System: Elect People Who Will Serve You — Not Them

The British call it “pension apartheid,” the enormous gap between the retirement benefits bestowed on public employees and workers in the private sector where defined benefit plans have all but disappeared. In Los Angeles and throughout California, the reference to segregation … Continue reading

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