Tag Archive for Steven Greenhut

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.

LA Times: Public Employee Unions are not the problem

George Skelton’s column in today’s Los Angele Times shatters some of the myths about the impact of public employees’ unions in California on the annual budget crisis.  Skelton writes: “In truth, California’s budget nightmare stems from a devil’s brew of sins: lack of discipline on both spending and tax-cutting in the past; an outdated and…

The Principled John Seiler

I’ll start this post by wishing Alan Bock a speedy recovery; Alan’s personal blog mentioned he’s dealing with a health issue that will keep him out of work for a few months but the prognosis for a successful recovery is good and we wish Alan well.  In Alan’s place, John Seiler has returned to the…

Greenhut Gas Moving to the Capitol

Well, Steven Greenhut has announced his departure as a full-time staff member for the Orange County Register. While the news has been floating around for more than a week, I figured I would wait to see what Steven would have to say before I wrote about his departure. Steven Greenhut: I’m leaving … hold your…

Greenhut’s Sunday Column Had to Hurt

Register columnist Steven Greenhut wrote a column Sunday that amounted to a sort of compliment to the progressive city council majority in regards to the council’s handling of the contract dispute with the Irvine Police Association.  It was sort of like a husband at a marriage counseling session being asked by the counselor to give…