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Possible Cuts Outlined At San Diego Town Hall Meeting

how about...
1- declare bankruptcy and void the massive pension benefit give away. re-write the contract. people should not make 80, 90, or even 100+ percent of the income in retirement. something around 30-40% is more feasible when combined with other savings programs (stocks, ira's, SSA, etc). AND employees need to contribute more; or
2- eliminate 1/3 of all top city positions whose salaries are in excess of $100k excluding benefits - i.e. raw income alone. this would balance things alot faster than cutting unfilled positions or removing low paid workers; and
3- make people start pay for trash service!!!!; and
4- ramp up enforcement of existing laws that carry financial penalties

So many other options than just simply raising taxes...

October 19, 2010 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

IV Update: Water Pact, Sunrise Powerlink

1- Funny - Marion Ashley is a guy LOL

2- Why keep salton sea full? Protects native american artifacts, huge migratory bird stopover sight now that similar habitat along the coast is gone, and keeps the air quality ok.

3- Why not let it dry out? This lake would naturally form on occasion and then drain out as the Colorado river changed course over hundreds of years. If air quality is the biggest concern, what you are in effect saying is that this is a superfund sight brought about from agricultural (primary source but not the only one) use of herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, etc. Make the millionaire farmers clean it up. Letting it dry out is the natural condition. Farming in a desert (and for how many more generations?) is a joke.

February 16, 2010 at 4:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Schwarzenegger Proposes to Eliminate Environmental Agency

here comes the special interest groups....like predators on a dying animal....the liberals and conservatives have broken this state with their continuous voter propositions and inability to carry on any type of rational conversation or negotiation. it's time to clean house and the only way to do it will be to pass the open primary measure this fall.....new districts that have no 'safe' seats and open primaries will allow voters to finally take control. maybe revamp the whole proposition process as well....no more collecting signatures of 8% of the voters in the last gubernatorial election to put a constitutional ballot measure to the voters and then only need 50.0000000000001% of the voters to approve it. A constitution is supposed to mean something. No more propositions ham stringing our elected officials from creating a budget. AND maybe Prop 13 will finally be tackled. Even socialist countries like the Netherlands pay less in taxes overall when you consider the benefits they get from their government. What do I as a middle class tax payer get from california?

June 2, 2009 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )