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Police Officers Abuse Disability

Original post made by Arnold, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jul 24, 2012

Fraudulent disability claims are a huge issue which should be part of the governors 12 pension reform plan, but it isn't. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed has made this an issue regarding their pension reform plan citing the number of police employees taking disability retirements at close to 50%, and 67 percent of Fire Department employees also benefiting from a 50% reduction in taxes.

It's less than ironic that two of the employee groups most associated with campaign literature promoting the need for additional TAXES, to ensure taxpayer safety, is the biggest abusers of the disability scam that allows them to not pay taxes.

For people that have been paying attention you probably already understand that politicians have rewarded public safety unions by lowering the threshold of what actually constitutes a disability. It is beyond ridiculous what these people are getting away with and the disability evaluation is a complete sham. It all starts with the assumption that any pain experienced by public employees IS job related. Aches and pains from ageing are considered work related injuries. Wife hits you with a bat because you were cheating - the injuries are assumed to be work related. Work related injuries under these liberal standards entitle public employees to receive large pensions while only paying 50% of the tax that us regular citizens would have to pay - assuming we had a six figure pension.

Jerry Brown’s very shallow pension reform proposal, which the democrats are stonewalling, doesn’t even address the issue of abusive and fraudulent disability claims even though everyone knows it is happening. I hope Chuck Reed is our next governor.

No More Taxes.

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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2012 at 7:11 am

... and of course this all redounds to my comments on another thread that the police are bilking the taxpayers with their excessive overtime pay, their excessive duplication of services, their spiked salaries, their stretching out unnecessary murder investigations into the millions of dollars we end up paying for ... all this and more adds up to a huge, gigantic, really really big deluge that will leave us all washed away in debt. Taxpayers revolt! Stockton is getting by with 40% less cops. We can do the same. Scranton is getting by paying their cops minimum wage 7.25 per hour. In totalitarian California, minimum wage is 8.00 per hour, so we might have to pay our bloated flatfooted cops that instead of the more sustainably 7.25. This may only be one more finger in the dike. Still, any and all measures are needed to rid this community of the public police officer scourge.

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Posted by Jim
a resident of California Reflections
on Jul 25, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Pleasanton could definitely reduce it's budget by getting rid of so many cops with nothing to do.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I'm against any reduction in police because of its potential impact on the doughnut industry.

Let's keep the big picture in mind here, folks.


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Posted by Sad
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

So sad that harsh words are even needed. If only employees, after being given excessively generous range, wide range, of all kinds of benefits, that greed, over above all that, causes what use to be 'good' men to lose all sense of personal integrity. Sad.
Like some youth who get too much, too fast, develop arrogant, sickening, entitlement mentality....losing friends and admirers...
Sort of like ahem, above, with his 'yawn',... hearing the strains playing of '' you can't touch me ' '. ARROGANCE abounds.
So sad, nobody wants their kids to become that twisted,

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Posted by Character and Government
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

"Every man has three characters—that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has."

"Beware the greedy hand of government, thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry."

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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 26, 2012 at 7:21 am

Thank you for your support everybody! I think if some of you would start showing up at the Tea Party rallies that have spontaneously sparked up around this beautiful, overtaxed country, we might begin to defend ourselves against the tsunami of irresponsible, fraudulent, lazy, do-nut eating, underworked and over-valued police who don the uniform in order to STEAL OUR money.

My extensive calculations, based upon Pleasanton's population, tax base, do-not shops and reasonable facsimiles thereof (where all the nonworking public workers hang out), we could cut the police force by at least 60%.

By so doing, we'd alleviate the Big Brother phenomenon that excessive policing in our community represents, at taxpayer expense no less! And before any of you start to complain about my math, let me just say that in the absence of police to ticket drivers or stop bank robbers we can be quite certain that personal responsibility will take over and win the day. No police to ticket my speeding? Wow! What an opportunity to monitor my OWN driving without Big Brother threatening to imprison and torture me for having a "Romney is for truth and honesty" on my auto.

Thank you, one and all. Down with Democrat torture policies, taxation, and other Democrat practices. Arnold

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Posted by Sad
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 26, 2012 at 10:43 am

The greedy dummies who push the envelope, make it more difficult for the genuine worthy. Thoughtless, But, unfortunately, the whole brotherhood must sink together, if they choose to not stand tall on their own.
BTW Arnold, sorry you had to bring TP into this non-partisan issue, from the taxpaying public's point of view. (I do agree the unions themselves, are pure Dems!). For myself, I'm an issue by issue person. Let's just say I don't stand with Dems.

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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 26, 2012 at 9:06 pm

My only post on this topic was the original (#1), and this one. The other two posts claiming to be Arnold are from mittens, who posts using many names. He is the town troll that apparently has all day to sit in front of his keyboard in his mothers basement.

Pensiontsunami is an excellent website that compiles articles about out of control pensions, city bankruptcy articles, the public employee unions role, and other articles about struggling cities and their finances. You can learn a great deal about these topics here: Web Link

New articles from around the country appear everyday. Ignore the troll.

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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2012 at 7:14 am

ps I won't bother to tell you where my ideas differ from the fake-Arnold's ideas because ... well ... THERE ARE NO DIFFERENCES! Go to to read about how we're at the mercy of unbridled public workers.

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Posted by Bah
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Arnold, no support here..... Pay the cops to keep this place crime free. Stockton and san Jose are going down the drain quick. You don't appreciate the service until you don't have it.

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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2012 at 6:48 am

Dear Bah,

Police science tells us otherwise. A cut in PD staff and reduction to minimum wage would be a fair way to combat the coming tsunami, would make policing more competitive, and undoubtedly would improve upon the delivery of their overpaid services.

We need to find ways to put money back into the pockets of our job creating heroes. Romney has accomplished more with his little finger for American workers and, yes, Swiss and Cayman Island and Bahamas workers than any two-bit overpaid cop has ever done for me. Cops don't know what a real job is.

Go to for more info on the upcoming flood.

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Posted by Bah
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I question the truthfulness of your statements. Better yet, wholeheartedly disagree and think you are making stuff up. Minimum wage for cops? Would accomplish exactly the opposite you claim, most likely costing the city millions in lawsuits due to the lowered standard. Go talk to the next security guard you see....

We might agree some cuts could be made to staffing or services, but you are kidding yourself if you think mimimum wage will get you quality police services. Police science does not tell us this, spare me your lies. You can be in favor of pension reform without them. Cops aren't there to give you anything. You speak of american values, go earn it and exemplify them.

When I have needed them, they did their job well and professionally. I don't blame them for rising health care costs, I blame the health care industry. And thihnk they should be thanked, not spat upon.

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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm

"We might agree...."

I rest my case. Bah is obviously a shill for the unionized thugs who rule the roost in our great city.

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