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Chuck Reed's Pension Scheme: The Reaction

October 16, 2013
To: Interested Parties
From: Steven Maviglio, Californians for Retirement Security
Re: Chuck Reed's Pension Scheme: The Reaction

Pundits, state officials, academics, and other community leaders had strong reactions yesterday to a proposal by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and a handful of small city mayors to break the promise made to teachers, firefighters, police officers, school employees, and other public employees about their retirement. Here's a sampling:

Jack Pitney, Clarement McKenna government professor, in the Sacramento Bee:

Statement on Filing of Pension Measure by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed

Statement of Dave Low, Chairman of Californians for Retirement Security (CRS) on the filing of a ballot measure to slash retirement to California's public employees. CRS is a coalition representing more than 1.6 million teachers, firefighters, police officers, school employees, and other active and retired public employees.

Texas Billionaire John Arnold and San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed Named "Demon Goats" on www.DontScapegoatUs.com Pension Website

SACRAMENTO ­­_ San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Texas billionaire John Arnold, who are backing statewide efforts to slash retirement benefits for millions of Californians, have been named "Demon Goats" on the www.DontScapegoatUs.com website published by Californians for Retirement Security. The coalition represents more than 1.5 million teachers, firefighters, school employees, police officers and other current and retired public employees.
 

Retirement Group Blasts Pension Change Backers for “Hysteria,” Scare Tactics

Retirement Group Blasts Pension Change Backers for “Hysteria,” Scare Tactics
Join LA Mayor Garcetti in refuting ridiculous claims

SACRAMENTO _ A coalition of police officers, firefighters, teachers, and other public employees today joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in criticizing an ex-Schwarzenegger aide for suggesting that Los Angeles could face bankruptcy like Detroit.

Chicken Little Pension CalPERS Claims Aren't Coming Home to Roost

To: Interested Parties
From: Steve Maviglio, Pension Facts
Re: Chicken Little Pension CalPERS Claims Aren't Coming Home to Roost

For several years, Stanford professors paid by special interests and taxpayer "foundations" bankrolled by anti-union donors have attacked public pensions, pointing to their losses over the past few years. Never mind that their "solution" -- 401(k)'s -- performed even worse, losing trillions of dollars.