A laid off public worker committed suicide last week, just 2 hours after he received his layoff notice. He went to the roof and jumped. Very sad, and the unions are eating it up unfortunately.
The mayor is doing what must be done, because he lives in reality. The problem that happened in California, is that when the economy slowed down, the city continued it's insane hiring of public workers. And along with that, are those juicy pensions. Well the glass tipped over, and it cannot be sustained. Costa Mesa laid off 45% of it's public work force, and will contract out for it's major services. It's really shitty, but hey it's what needed to be done.
Hey Farmerson, if you think that's priceless, wait til you see what happens in November. 2 yrs ago, the taxes here were raised to the highest in the country (sales, income, property, car registration, and the child tax credit was completely removed too.) This upcoming June, those tax increases expire, and the governor either needs to extend them, or they drop down to the rate of 2 yrs ago. For him to extend them, he needs 4 Republicans to agree for it to be put on the ballot. But the Republicans are standing strong, and none are caving in. So the taxes here will drop to the rates from 2 yrs ago (fuck yeah!). In November, the governor can get the tax increase back on the ballot by collecting signatures (bypassing the 4 needed Republican votes altogether.) Well, what Governor Moonbeam doesn't know, is that he has NO CHANCE IN HELL of that passing even if he gets it on the ballot. We voted down a 2 yr tax extension already, and he is going for a 5 yr extension. It was voted down 2 to 1. So when the vote fails, and he doesn't get his tax increase, the governor will need to cut $29 Billion in spending.
Buckle up kiddies, I will be here front and center. When the shit pops off, Maximus will be there with his camera, and really loud voice, popping off at all the public worker goons who try to intimidate legislators. Please Santa, give Maxi an early Christmas gift. Let an SEIU douchebag get in my face talking shit.