Tag Archive for "Public Unions"

Obama Trying To Duplicate Failure Of Democratic Dominated California

  Facing up to  $335,000,000,000 in debt, California is just “living the dream” – the Democratic dream.  (California’s Debt)  California is controlled by Democrats at every level of government with a Democratic Governor, Democratic State Senate, Democratic State Legislatures and a judiciary dominated by liberals California has been the perfect laboratory for the great “Democratic”…
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Conservative Voter Guide (Part 3) – Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association – California Initiatives

Here is the third in our series of voter guides, this time put together for by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.  Once again, these recommendations do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Thinking Right Blog.   Prop. 30: Income and sales tax increase 7.05.2012 | INITIATIVES Raises California’s base sales tax from 7.25% to 7.5% for…
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Thinking Right Has Great First Month

I am going to indulge myself with this first self-congratulatory post and then forever more leave them to an annual reports just after the first of each year.  When I set out with this grand endeavor I set a goal of hitting 10,000 unique hits for the blog in the first month and 30,000 views…
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Prop 32 Most Important Ballot Initiative In California – EVER

Apparently simple on its face, Proposition 32 does three simple things: 1)  bans direct corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates; 2)  bans contributions by government contractors to the politicians who control contracts awarded to them; and 3)  bans automatic deductions by corporations, unions, and government of employees’ wages to be used for…
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Chicago Teachers Strike Highlights Need To Disband Public Unions

Photo By Dennis Rodkin, Exclusive to Thinking Right   Polling efforts throughout California show that for the first time in history the public doubts the veracity of teacher claims that education is underfunded.  (August 2012 polls)  “Californians are willing to spend money in order to protect their schools from spending cuts. But they also believe…
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Public Employees Make 44% More Than Private Counterparts

According to a new study released by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average public sector employee earns $40.40 per hour while their private sector counterpart earns only $28.13.  Not unexpectedly, a huge chunk of that pay differential comes in the form of public sector benefits (including huge pension costs).  The typical public…
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Wisconsin High Court Rejects Union Claims

  Rejecting public union claims of unconstitutionality, the Wisconsin Supreme Court voted 4-3 on Tuesday to uphold a law enacted by the Wisconsin Legislature limiting collective bargaining rights under some circumstances.  The Supreme Court action brings to a close a tumultuous four month period when public unions attacked Governor Scott Walker and Republicans in the…
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Court Victory Requires Disclosure Of Public Pension Data

  In a huge win for the public, a California Appellate Court ruled this week that all public pension data regarding the amount received by each former public employee is public information and must be given to the press.  This particular case dealt with attempts by the Sacramento Bee to obtain pension information for Sacramento…
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Beleaguered Tax Payers Foot Public Union Bills

.   The newest lawsuit brought by the “beleaguered” employees of Costa Mesa is just another in a long train of selfish lawsuits brought by public unions in a continuing effort to protect their fiefdoms.  The City Council of the City of Costa Mesa is attempting to do the unthinkable – SAVE ITS CONTITUENTS’ MONEY –…
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Budget Talks Strangled By Self-Interest

    Unusually, I am not trying to advocate any position in this post, but simply pointing out that few if any of us are willing to make the hard decisions that must be made about our economic future.  This is an exercise I would like all of you to try and do.  The pie…
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Double Dipping Mowery Virtually Doubles Pay

  As the finance manager for the Orange County Great Park, Kurt Mowery had a pretty sweet gig pulling in $209,761 (as a total package including benefits) as a City of Irvine employee charged with overseeing parts of that “work in progress” the Great Park.   In December of last year, Mowery “retired” from his position.  One would…
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Unions Bring Challenge Claiming “Slavery”

First, please look at your calendars – it is April 6 not April 1 and unfortunately this does not involve a joke though it does involve some fools.  In the face of the impending federal government shut down public union leaders have threatened to sue the federal government claiming that the government shut down constitutes…
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