Shawn Nelson had the opportunity, as did Pat Bates and John Moorlach at the time they were elected as County Supervisors, to choose whether to opt in to the County Retirement system. Both Shawn Nelson and John Moorlach made the choice, despite their very vocal opposition to public employee pension plans, to take the very benefit they so strongly oppose.
by Chris Prevatt • • 10 Comments
I learned today that Supervisor Shawn Nelson decided to opt in to the County Pension Plan. I am still waiting to find out if he chose the Hybrid Plan, which he claimed on his first day was flawed, or if he took the plan that lets him retire at 55 years old.
by Chris Prevatt • • 1 Comment
With the Supreme Courtâ€™s ruling Thursday, CitiGroup, whose largest individual stockholder is a Saudi Arabian billionaire, can spend unlimited funds against any elected official who tries to regulate their activities. When they get in trouble again, legislators will simply give them another no-strings-attached taxpayer funded bailout, or else.
by Claudio Gallegos • • 17 Comments
If these tea baggers were so principled against the bail out like they claim to be, one would think they would go and volunteer endlessly for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, or even the Republicans who voted against it such as Dana Rohrbacher. Instead there favorite son is a man who bent over for the banks and gave them their bailout. I would like an explanation from Megan Barth, the self proclaimed leader of the tea baggers in Irvine as to this oversight. Why is John Campbell getting a free pass for his vote FOR the bailout, while Loretta Sanchez has not so much gotten one thank you from the tea baggers?
by Chris Prevatt • • 4 Comments
We are a week away from the November 17th Special Election Primary to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of disgraced Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall. It seems to be a forgone conclusion among Orange County’s political pundits that Chris…
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Jennifer Muir over at Total Buzz reports that the OC Board of Supervisors has decided to join in a lawsuit against the State of California to reclaim the redevelopment funds the State took from local governments to fund education. County…
by Dan Chmielewski • • 5 Comments
I get more magazines to my house than I’d care to admit, but one of my favorites is the Columbia Journalism Review.Â The most recent issue contain this exceptional essay on the Toxic and Rabid right wing media.Â Given how…