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Monday, November 8, 2010

Bell, California


BOB:  REGARDING BELL, CA and RIZZO SCANDAL, CORRUPTION ALL OVER AMERICA VERY SAD, ONE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CITY WAS PAYING POLICEMEN $200,000 AFTER 20 YEARS OF SERVICE THE POLICE GUY COULD RETIRE AT $160,000 THAT CITY HAS FILED BANKRUPTCEY. I KNOW THE CITY OF BELL VERY WELL MOST OF ITS HOME OWNERS ARE VICTIM OF CRIMINAL ELEMENT THEY DID NOT KNOWLINGLEY ELECT.
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THESE FOLKS, ARE MOSTLY POOR AND THEY WERE ROBBED BLINDLY BY HIGH PROPERTY TAXES TO FUND THESE OUTRAGES SALARIES. IF THIS SCANDAL IS AT THE CITY, LEVEL WHAT ABOUT WASHINGTON SCANDAL. HERE IS MY RECOMMENDATION THAT WILL CONTROL SUCH ABUSE, AN INDEPENEDED BODY SHOULD EVALUATE WHAT THE SALARIES SHOULD BE AND THESE OFFICALS MADE TO REFUND THEIR EXCESSIVE SALARIES TO THE POOR FOLKS OF BELL. I KNOW AL CAPONE IS DEAD BUT IT SEEMS THE LIKES OF CAPONE ARE ALL OVER AMERICA.


Joe: the government union worker system is corrupt. Government unions are the major contributor to the democrats but also republicans as well. Two things that cause tremendous negative financial impact for the union / pension system;

Pensions - for all government workers, the amount they can earn is 70% of their actual income for the rest of their lives. Think about how expensive this is... and they get annual increases. The effect is that some people actually make more dollars that they actually earned while working and then they live another 20-30 years They only people who should receive these kinds of pensions are those that risk their lives: Police and Fire department workers.

Teacher Tenure - High School Teachers and below can receive tenure after some three years. This is an inappropriate use of tenure; the effect is they cannot be fired! Why should a 5th 9th or 12th grade teacher receive tenure. It was meant for experienced college professors and they have to wait far longer than three years. California teachers are the highest paid in the nation and yet the system is the worst performing of any major system in the country.

The system is corrupt by political design. The Bell scandal is only the most rotten portion of a much larger rotting apple. - Bob

ps. finally the LA Times has worked on a beneficial story.

Bob

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