Posts Tagged ‘california’

Is there HOPE????? From OVERpaid people…

February 28, 2014

What is this????  IS California beginning to WAKE UP????

Finally!!!!!  I am seeing signs that people are starting to notice the THIEVES, SNAKE OIL SALESMEN and SWINDLERS that are among us!!!

I love this story from The Blaze:

Residents Explode on Superintendent, School Board During Emergency Meeting: ‘This Is Crazy!’

This “explosion” of energy is concerning the same subject as this post of mine from a month ago.

The people being fleeced are finally demanding that the superintendent and the Board that gave him the money resign.

“I propose that there be a special recall election of this whole damn board, and a criminal investigation into the board for breach of fiduciary responsibility,” one man yelled during the emergency meeting held Tuesday.

I second the motion….THROW ALL OF THESE CHARLATANS IN JAIL….send an UNMISTAKABLE MESSAGE that these shenanigans will NO LONGER BE TOLERATED!!!  No I can only hope that these people do not lose focus and force the changes that are needed.

 

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Are People Overpaid???

March 27, 2013

Sometimes I am just AMAZED at how people, in California, that have some authority are so STUPID!!!  This is absolutely what is wrong in America today.

Here is an article from SFGate.com:

“Alameda County rewards boss: $400k…for life”

And here is the opening of the article:

“Alameda County supervisors have really taken to heart the adage that government should run like a business — rewarding County Administrator Susan Muranishi with the Wall Street-like wage of $423,664 a year.

For the rest of her life.”

For the rest of her life!!!!????  Are you kidding me???  Who “approves” this crap??

Whoever it is, needs to be charged with failure of their fiduciary duty!!  People need to be held accountable!!

She “was” a County Administrator??  She will now “earn” collect more than 2 TIMES the annual compensation of the Governor of the ENTIRE STATE!!!  FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE!!!  Without doing a damn thing!!! 

Are you kidding me???

If this type of thing does not get fixed, California is DEAD, and it may bring down the United States of America.

Are People Overpaid??

February 20, 2013

I love California……because it is the gift that keeps on giving.  In the past I have written many posts about some people’s pay, you can find some of them here, here, here, here, here, and here.  If you want more, search through my archives, there are more.

Today I read this article from the San Francisco Chronicle:

752 City Workers Paid More Than the Governor

If you don’t want to read the article, the Headline pretty much says it all.  The Governor of California is in charge of the ENTIRE STATE of California, the most you can be responsible for if you are a “CITY of San Francisco ‘worker'” is the CIty of San Francisco!!!  Can we all agree that the Governor has MORE RESPONSIBILITIES???

Governor Jerry Brown earns a salary of $173,987 per year. as an aside, considering the state of CAlifornia and it’s finances, this may be WAY TOO MUCH, considering he is in charge.  Does anyone feel that a city worker on San Francisco deserves to earn more than the Governor??

Does anyone think that it is ironic, that most of my “Overpaid” subjects come from California, New York, and Illinois…..the states with the WORST FINANCIAL SITUATIONS??

Does anyone want to wager whether these “workers” belong to a union??

The people that set these salaries need to be FIRED!!!

Are People Overpaid…

December 19, 2012

For this installment of “Are People Overpaid?” let’s revisit California, a state that is struggling (probably not a harsh enough word) to avoid bankruptcy.

From Bloomberg (kind of ironic that this story comes from a magazine that is owned by a current mayor of another struggling entity…):

California City Manager Paid $677,172 Runs Town of 5,000

What???  This guy manages a TOWN of 5,000 people and is paid how much???

The town of Indian Wells near Palm Springs in Riverside County, 120 miles (199 kilometers) east of Los Angeles, granted former city manager Greg Johnson $230,697 in salary and another $446,475 in “other pay” according to the data released yesterday. The other pay was a severance package.”

$230,697!!!! IN SALARY!!!  This does NOT include his benefits!!!

And people wonder why California is “struggling”???

 

BLS and the Weekly Unemplyment number…

October 19, 2012

I am sure that everyone has heard about the ABSOLUTE PROPAGANDA from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that occurred last week.

If you have not:

U.S. jobless rate tumbles to near four-year low” – CNBC

US unemployment below 8 pct, first time since 2009” – CNBC

Here are some quotes from the articles:

The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 7.8 percent in September and reached its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, providing a boost to his re-election bid.”

Or

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent for the first time since the month President Barack Obama took office, a surprising lift for both the economy and his re-election hopes in the final weeks of the campaign.”

First let me say, YES it was unexpected!!!!!!  It was UNEXPECTED because it was NOT TRUE!!!!  Many people called BS on the numbers but ALL of the Obama surrogates claimed that it was a “good number”.  ALL of the MSM printed articles with headlines proclaiming that everything must be getting better because look at the unemployment numbers.  That is until some well-known people started questioning the numbers.  Then the BLS said that one state did not report its numbers.  Huh???  This number is reported EVERY week!!!  There was nothing new last week!!!  Oh wait…this was the LAST MONTHLY JOBS REPORT THAT WOULD MATTER BEFORE THE ELECTION!!!  So, let me see…..one state did not report its numbers….the number was THE BEST IN ALMOST 4 YEARS….It brought the “unemployment rate” down below 8% FOR THE FIRST TIME UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA…..and we are just supposed to ACCEPT THE PROPAGANDA???

The October jobs report comes out Nov. 2, four days before the election, so Friday’s report provided one of the final snapshots of the economy as undecided voters make up their minds.”

Now we get to this week:

Weekly Jobless Claims Drop Proves to Be Short-Lived” – CNBC

Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped 46,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the highest in four months

If you average the two weeks, you get an INCREASE in applications of 8,000 per week (46,000 more minus 30,000 less divide by 2 weeks) NOT INCLUDING ADJUSTMENTS, which are ALREADY 3,000 MORE for last week and I will bet anyone that this weeks will be revised higher as well.  Any takers??  So let me repeat, THERE WAS NO MIRACULOUS RECOVERY LAST WEEK THAT BROUGHT THE REAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DOWN BELOW 8%.  Anyone that believes these numbers is delusional!!!

What state could have messed this up so bad??  Last week, it was speculated that the state was California.  California denied it.  This week the BLS CONFIRMS THAT IT WAS CALIFORNIA!!  No big deal you say??  What if the “Official” that is in charge of reporting the numbers DONATES THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT TO OBAMA??

Calif. official whose agency under-reported unemployment stats was Obama campaign donor” – The Daily Caller (PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ARTICLE)

On Oct. 11, the federal government reported that weekly jobless claims were down significantly, suggesting a dramatic national increase in economic growth and a steep decline in layoffs.

The good news for the Obama administration spread quickly, with outlets like CNN and Bloomberg declaring, “Jobless claims fall to four-year low.”

But within hours, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Labor Department analysts announced that one major state had failed to fully document jobless claims. They declined to name the state.”

Speculation among market watchers and economists initially focused on California, but the state’s Employment Development Department strongly denied that it had failed to properly document the data.

“Reports that California failed to fully report data to the U.S. Department of Labor, as required, are incorrect and irresponsible,” California Employment Development Department director Pam Harris said in a statement last week. “The California Employment Development Department, which administers the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program in the state, has reported all UI claims data and submitted the data on time.”

Early Thursday, the federal government finally revealed that California had, in fact, under-reported jobless data, skewing the national jobless claims results.”

According to campaign disclosure records, Morgenstern donated $4,600 — the maximum amount allowed by law — to the 2008 Obama campaign, beginning with a $1,000 contribution to Obama for America in February 2008. Morgenstern followed up that donation with a $1,300 contribution in June, and then a $2,300 payout in early September.”

Say whatever you want about “conspiracy theories”, sometimes STUPID PEOPLE TRY TO DO STUPID THINGS!!!  I cannot remember ANY WEEK WHERE A STATE HAS MISSED THE DEADLINE!!  It just so happens that the one week where it would help Obama, it happens.  Bull Sh*&!!!!

These people belong in prison for TREASON!!!  All of their pensions should be confiscated!!!  If there are no consequences to STEALING elections, the mischief will continue!!

One of the problems with LAWS in the USA…

December 21, 2011

This morning I was reading an article on FoxNews, about how the Attorney General of California was suing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and I read the following paragraph:

“Harris also called on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to disclose whether they have complied with civil rights laws protecting minorities and members of the Armed Forces against unlawful convictions and foreclosures.”

Here is ONE of the problems that I see with respect to laws in the USA.  Do the Legislators that write these laws even think about what they say??  Do they even consider the Constitution??  Go ahead, read the quote again.

“Harris also called on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to disclose whether they have complied with civil rights laws protecting minorities and members of the Armed Forces against unlawful convictions and foreclosures.”

Here is my question.  What about us middle class white guys??  Do we have a DIFFERENT “Civil Rights” law that protects US from UNLAWFUL convictions and foreclosure?? 

In the Constitution, all men are created EQUAL!!  We ALL have the right to equal protection under the law.  No one is “more equal” than anyone else!!!  WHY is there a law that ONLY protects “minorities” and members of the Armed Forces??  These are the problems with these types of laws, they single out a group of people and “appear” to give them preferential treatment.  In my opinion, ALL of these laws need to be repealed.  Let’s go back to everyone is EQUAL, and deserves to be treated fairly.  I understand that some groups were not, perhaps are not, treated fairly.  In current cases, we need to PUNISH the perpetrator, to protect EVERYONE, NOT single out a group for special treatment.  We need to attempt to be “fair” to EVERYONE, and treat everyone for laws as EQUALS.

Let me know what you think.

P.S.  The “all men are created equal”, is not to disparage women.  When this was written, the English language used the descriptor “men” to include everyone in a group, including women, if there was one man present in the group.  It was accepted as correct language usage.  Many “romantic” languages (Spanish, French, Italian, etc.) continue in this tradition today.  The tradition may be changing in the English language today, but please, do not apply todays “politically correctness” to another time period, that did NOT have those concerns.

Are people OVERPAID, continued…

July 6, 2011

Previously, I have written about people (in NY, and elsewhere) that are making WAY too much money at the expense of TAXPAYERS.

This time let’s go to California. 

In California, there is a Psychiatrist (from Bloomberg), working for the Corrections Department.  You know JAILS, those places where guilty, convicted CRIMINALS are housed.  This person was the HIGHEST paid state employee in California.

“…paid more than any other state employee in 2010…”

How much was this person, a Doctor, paid, you ask? 

$838,706!!!

Also, in the report it listed the Top Ten State Employee Salaries in California were ALL above $500,000!!  This did NOT include the Governor, who earned a measly $173,987 salary.  Seriously??  Is anyone telling me that a jail psychiatrist’s job is MORE important or MORE difficult or has MORE responsibility then the Governor??

OR, how about some of those “lifeguards”??  In  California, how much can you “earn”, being a lifeguard? From Foxnews:

“two  cleared more than $200,000 in 2010, while the lowest-paid officer made more than $98,000”

You read that correctly.  Two “lifeguards” earned MORE than the governor in 2010!!  AND, I would be willing to bet that these two “lifeguards” did NOT save anyone in 2010, as they were only in charge of training, scheduling and managing the other lifeguards.  You know the hard stuff, like:

“The fulltime guards train more than 200 seasonal lifeguards who make between $16 and $22 an hour, run a junior lifeguard program that brings in $1 million a year and oversee safety on nearly seven miles of sand.”

Oh…..ALMOST 7 WHOLE MILES OF SAND!!!  That makes it different!!

This is the CRAP that has to STOP!!

Let me know what you think.

EnvironMENTAL Protection Agency and environMENTAlists….

January 25, 2011

This recent anniversary got me thinking.

“On January 24, 1848, James Marshall, an employee/partner of Sutter’s, found several flakes of gold that began the transformation of California from a sleepy outpost to a bustling center of activity.”

Here is my question:

Would California have reached such prominence, if all of the Gold Prospectors and related industries  had to comply with all of the environMENTALists requirements??

I am not saying that I want wonton destruction of the environment, but California (and ALL of the states on the way) WAS able to survive (and some say PROSPER) with the great influx of economic activity brought by the Gold Rush.  We need to start ELIMINATING government regulations, and we need to declaw the environMENTAList law machine!!!  America can be GREAT again, if we just let it.