Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Regarding Pension Reform AB 1635

Public sector workers must join the human race and the respectable workforce of all Californians.

Public Sector unions command too much power at the state level, lobbying and cajoling, many times threatening, legislators whom they have supported to pass legislation coddling their selfish interests at the expense of the taxpayer.

Indeed, the voters, the taxpayers, every constituent in the state of California is striving to stay employed or seek employment, a challenge rendered more difficult as state employees threaten the solvency of the government with exorbitant pensions and healthcare benefits which previous tax revenues could discharge during more flush times.

Every worker in the Golden State must demonstrated the respectable aptitude to keep and deserve his job serving the public. The growing number of layoffs in the public sector. From the flagrant betrayal of trust among certain public school teachers in Los Angeles to the complaints against sworn peace officers in Manhattan Beach, to the growing alarm over benefits payouts through the South Bay and the rest of California, public workers must determine to define their fidelity to welfare of the people and the government, not just to their own individual posterity.

AB 1655 is a shameful piece of legislation which would render the dismissal of public employees almost impossible while placing greater burdens on agencies and taxpayers to subsidize the care and comfort of the employee. Although voters respect and welcome the service of many civil servants, those who serve themselves at the expense of the community have no right to maintain a role of trust of integrity in the Golden State. Legislation from Sacramento should not enable such a breach.

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