Brown: We’ll be ready for pension reform in 2105

Steven Greenhut: California Democrats insist that they really are interested in pension reform, it’s just that there are many other more important things to handle before they get to it. For instance, they are busy doubling fines for cock fighting, banning foie gras and giving trial lawyers more power to sue banks. So you can see why there is so little time for pension reform. As the Associated Press reported, “The governor asked Tuesday for more time to negotiate public pension reform with state lawmakers, saying such a complex issue can’t be resolved before lawmakers begin a monthlong recess at the end of the week.” I figure he will be ready for reform in the 22nd century.

JULY 3, 2012

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  1. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 3 July, 2012, 14:43

    That’s fast for government work.

    — John Seiler

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  2. Steven Maviglio
    Steven Maviglio 3 July, 2012, 14:47

    Or maybe they are just doing what the nonpartisan Legislative Analysts Office suggested:

    “The Legislature should take a few months to get the details right…
    “…with several thousand public employers and many different pension and retiree health packages offered to public employees, it is very difficult to fashion a workable, fair, sustainable set of legislative provisions that accomplishes the type of changes envisioned by the Governor. We strongly urge the Legislature to take several months to fashion a pension plan in response to the Governor’s proposals.”

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  3. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 3 July, 2012, 14:55

    A fiscal disaster before your eyes?

    The Guv goes vulnerable into a PR campaign that can deprive lots of
    education funds if his sales tax is defeated. He has made less than a token attempt to modify government worker pensions…a prosperous special interest in a time of economic misery for many many residents.

    Something gotta be done!

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  4. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 3 July, 2012, 18:05

    Or maybe Steven Maviglio can take his scams to another state……….. no lying public union mouthpieces allowed.

    I never thought of this before, but maybe Teddy Steals and his sock puppets are Steven Maviglio 😉

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  5. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 3 July, 2012, 19:04

    It is 2012 and Clown wants pension reform in 2015>> Here, lets have tax hikes in 2015 and pension reform today.

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  6. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 3 July, 2012, 19:19

    Read the reader comments-and then TRY to tell me Clowns pension sales tax will pass;

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2012/07/jerry-brown-pension-deal-wait.html

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  7. Donkey
    Donkey 3 July, 2012, 21:15

    Jerry doesn’t want to disturb the RAGWUS feeders, they elected him. 🙂

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  8. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 3 July, 2012, 22:41

    What feeders?

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  9. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 3 July, 2012, 23:35

    Read the comments Donk, Clown is DOA, as are his taxes and his leadership as Gov;

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2012/07/jerry-brown-pension-deal-wait.html

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  10. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 3 July, 2012, 23:36

    Read em Donk-15 comments-ALL ANTI TAX!

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  11. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 4 July, 2012, 08:02

    Gov Brown has a long term plan to make California great. Don’ t fight the best plan in years!

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  12. Donkey
    Donkey 4 July, 2012, 11:49

    Jerry’s plan is to do nothing but placate the RAGWUS, and his long term plan will lead to default on all the states obligations. 😉

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  13. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 4 July, 2012, 15:37

    Ragwus always lands on top or civilization ends. JOIN RAGWUS!

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  14. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 4 July, 2012, 18:29

    Donk, read the comments-the sales tax is DOA, by a 3-1 margin IMO.

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  15. Donkey
    Donkey 5 July, 2012, 07:48

    I read them Rex, only one feeder among the bunch, off with its head, defeat the tax!!
    🙂

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