Tag Archive for Public Employees

The Terrible Public Pension Threat

It’s time for a class war over public union pensions… Despite defined benefit (DB) pensions, like the ones public employees get, being more economically efficient and offering better returns, private employers have mostly switched to 401(k) plans, or defined contribution (DC) plans, because they’re cheaper. Between 1979 and 2001, the portion of the workforce covered by defined benefit pensions dropped by half. By 2008, only 20 percent of private workers had such a pension.

Time to stop demonizing public employee’s, their pay, and pensions!

Last week, the OC Weekly’s R. Scott Moxley wrote about the roaring debate over public employee pensions in “Death and Taxes.” While I appreciate his highlighting the contributions of myself and Dan Chmielewski to the debate with Steven Greenhut and Supervisor John Moorlach, I do have to take issue with the way he presented some of my comments, including the attribution of some statements out of context.

Capo Teachers and Anaheim Workers Protest Cuts to Dramatically Different Responses

There were two public meetings Tuesday night where public employees showed up to express their interest in resolving the budget shortfalls affecting both employers. One at the Capistrano Unified School District Board meeting, and one at the Anaheim City Council meeting. The employees were met with dramatically different responses from their governing officials. From the Orange County Register,…

Public Employee Pensions, Lies, and Audio Tape

There continues to be a great deal of criticism leveled at Public Employees regarding their pay, benefits and pensions. The criticism is largely based on false information and misleading facts. One of the biggest critics in Orange County has been the Orange County Register’s editorial writer Steve Greenhut. Mr. Greenhut has released a new book…