There's no greed like government greed

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    An LA radio station published findings that over 9000 former California government employees are getting total retirement benefits of at least $100K per year. This includes many employees who retired at 50 with 90% of their wages, which they hiked up in the last year they worked by doing overtime, etc, plus complete free medical benefits.

    California ordinary citizens must be happy about that, because although 12% are unemployed because democrat legislators drove many businesses out of the state by creating an anti-business environment, and many are losing their homes, at least they can be comforted by the fact that the people who served them at the DMV for many years are well taken care of.

    Oops - but CA is tens of billions of dollars in debt. But to keep the trainloads of money going to their current (overpaid) government drones, and former drones, the democrats tried to put a $12.5 billion tax increase on the ballot. Yes, in the midddle of the democrat recession. Recent polling data, in this liberal state, gives the popular response: screw you, it aint gonna happen. It was taken off the June ballot.
     
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    The first rule of government. If it fails, then fund it more.
     
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    Well, my parents pulled their businesses out of CA. Thank God! Let them sink. Cesspool.
     
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    Another Socialist anti-capitalist crying thread because a worker is treated fairly. Tsk!
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    No, sweetie, it's Americans who are sick of unions destroying the nation with their unreasonable, unaffordable packages.

    Not rocket science. How long do you think CA will survive without the businesses that made it one of the world's strongest economies? It used to be... a strong, vibrant, growing economy... and left wing entitlements destroyed that.
     
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    What a crackpot response! :D Businesses flee California for Texas because it's just not worth it to fight the leftwing anymore, 12% are unemployed in the state, and it's bankrupted because of the tax money lavished on the millions of illegal aliens in the state, and treating hugely overpaid government drones like princes.
     
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    Sorry, but your analysis is dead wrong. The average American worker has not seen rise in income for 3 decades. Most of our economic growth has been captured by the uber rich and it continues under Obama.

    However, rw kooks like to dismiss this fact and blame it on unions....fucking delusional.
     
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    The average american worker doesn't have anything to do with >>GOVERNMENT<< workers - they've nearly bankrupted several states. A big chunk of obama's porkulus went to direct state government, so they could keep state workers fat and happy.
     
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    I see that you are having a red herring for dinner.

    Obama's stimulus was garbage. The government is bloated. I do not argue these facts.

    However, leave it up to rw kooks to blame our economic decline on unions.....fucking idiots.
     
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    Doesn't matter if they were union or not, the op is crying because a worker is treated fairly. That is antiworker, anti-capitalist thinking. The idea of capitalism is to make as much money as you can, however you legally do it. So don't whine union to us. The wage and benefits were agreed to. Go cry about a football player, or CEO.
     

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