I wish Newt Gingrich would be exposed in the media for his pro-world-order ideology and agenda, but I recognize that his apparently biggest fan, Fox News, would never do it, nor stand for a commentator like Glenn Beck or libertarians Andrew Napolitano or John Stossel doing it, since Fox continually presents, and thereby promotes, Gingrich [Read More]
The Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) sued the Ventura County retirement board today, to force the board to release the names of pension recipients. The action was filed in Ventura County Superior Court and includes a demand for the names of retirees, along with attorneys fees. “Ballooning pension obligations are threatening the continued solvency of [Read More]
With the City of Bell scandal exploding, politicians of every stripe are running to stay ahead of the wave of public ire. They talk about how different we are from Bell. The implication is that, because we aren’t Bell, we’re fine. Don’t be too quick to trust them.
The fact remains that every special district, city, and county in our state has granted obscenely generous benefits that will have a dramatic effect on the economic landscape in our community for a long time. Paying for these benefits diverts tremendous amounts of taxpayer resources.
In November, 2009, voters rejected a half cent sales tax increase by the City of Ventura. VCTA agreed with them. Like most government entities, the problem is on the spending side and not the revenue side. As noted above, every city and county has granted benefits that will have long term negative impact. The City [Read More]