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Voting Yes or No on Prop. 22: Depends on who you talk to

Original post made on Oct 29, 2010

City and county representatives are sparring over the benefits of Proposition 22, the Nov. 2 measure that would block the state from borrowing or appropriating funds from city treasuries and redevelopment districts.

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Posted by Spending
a resident of Dublin
on Oct 29, 2010 at 9:02 am

How about the cities and state drastically cut their spending? It doesn't matter from which pot money is taken, in the end we're all paying for this through taxes. Start eliminating bureaucracy and cutting the pensions and this would be a mute point.

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Posted by MOOT, not mute
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm

It is hard for me to respect people who don't know the difference.
(Where did you go to school?)

And cutting pensions is NOT the answer.
IF you want good people to work for government, and you cut pensions,
then you will have to pay them more. And salary is taxible, so you have to pay even more to make up for that.

Part of the problem is PAYING for pensions.
Most pension funds were not fully paid for, because in better times the return on investment of the funds was helping fund them. Then, when that stopped being true, the gov'ts did not increase their contribution, as they should have. now they need to make up the difference.

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