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Fleischman’s Editorial on Pensions; Dumb and Dumber

Jon Fleishman

In his Voice of OC commentary Jon Fleishman tries to paint the serious issue of unfunded actuarially accrued liability (UAAL) into a political box of Republican vs. Democrat, Conservative vs. Liberal and Unions vs.Taxpayers. Both Democrats and Republicans agree that responsible recognition of pension liabilities and their funding is necessary.

Hubert H. Humphrey’s 100th Birthday Today

“The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in shadows of life, the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.” — Hubert H. Humphrey With all the hoopla around Ronald…

The Oscars: Best & Worst

(Photo courtesy of The New York Times) OK, you can thank me for watching The Academy Awards (with TalkLeft) so you didn’t have to. Here are my thoughts on what happened last night: 1. May we now just refer to 2008 as “The Year of Slumdog Millionaire“? I mean it. Barack Obama was elected President…

34 Years Ago…

August 8 & 9, 1974; I remember those days so well.  President Nixon resigned in disgrace amid the Watergate scandal. At ComicCon two weeks ago, I picked up a bumper sticker: “I Never Thought I’d Miss Nixon.”  Compared with what the current administration has gotten away with, Nixon looks like a choir boy.