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On Boston Legal, James Spader played Alan Shore, an attorney who was skilled at cloaking his more dubious maneuvers with righteousness.

Lincoln Club President T.J. Zane claims that firefighters protesting the petition to phase out city pensions in favor of 401(k) plans are interfering with the democratic process.

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On NYPD Blue, Dennis Franz played Andy Sipowicz, a cop who regularly assaulted suspects who protested their innocence.

Firefighter's Union head Frank DeClercq says that the off-duty firefighters have the right to protest the assault on their pensions

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In Your Friends & Neighbors, Amy Brenneman played Mary, a woman who turned out to be really bad at cheating.

San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council leader Lorena Gonzalez said the pension initiative would leave police officer without any guaranteed retirement benefits, which is not in fact the case.

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BusGreg July 6, 2011 @ 12:24 p.m.

401k plans are fine and dandy for the banksters who hawk them. Sure, there are good 401k plans and other investment vehicles out there, but when it comes to pensions, the safetynet of one's final years, I trust the government a whole lot more than ANY investment in the private sector. Ask those who had their life savings and retirement nesteggs in such stellar enterprises like.....

enron???

I hope the brave fire fighters and other civil servants will insist in keeping their pensions the way THEY see fit and not cave to the whims of politicians whose mantra is nothing more than taxcuts for the wealthy, less regulation of the bankster / insurance corporations and privatizing social safety nets.

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SurfPuppy619 July 6, 2011 @ 8:38 p.m.

Firefighter's Union head Frank DeClercq says that the off-duty firefighters have the right to protest the assault on their pensions

=================== And taxpayers have the right to stop Frank DeClercq and his GED educated cronies at the FD from sticking their fat, little grubby little fingers into the back pockets of the poor and middle class to fund their $3-$10 million, "retire at age 50" pension scams.

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SurfPuppy619 July 6, 2011 @ 8:41 p.m.

Lincoln Club President T.J. Zane claims that firefighters protesting the petition to phase out city pensions in favor of 401(k) plans are interfering with the democratic process.

==================== FF's and their unearned, un worked for, retroactive pension scams are the new leeches of the modern workforce, and the BIGGEST threat to the WORKING poor/middle class America today.

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BusGreg July 7, 2011 @ 1:09 p.m.

Sorry SurfPuppy619, the leeches are the "Wrong for America" right wing corporate shills whose first priority are the fatcat banksters, insurance moguls and energy barons, all supported and pandered to by Republicans, Libertarians and TEA Party (Theocratic Evangelical Anarchist Party)members, with a handfull of D.I.N.O.s thrown in. Time to restore the middle class by bringing back a strong Union movement, import tariffs and an end to not the Bush taxcuts, but doing away with the Reagan taxcuts for the rich!

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SurfPuppy619 July 7, 2011 @ 5:58 p.m.

Time to restore the middle class by bringing back a strong Union movement, import tariffs and an end to not the Bush taxcuts, but doing away with the Reagan taxcuts for the rich!

I agree with everything you said, except the part of a strong "union" movement-which is fine as long as that movement does NOT include PUBLIC unions.

I would slap a tariff on everything imported, because China, Japan, India and the others do not play by the same rules we play by.

But ike I said, the BIGGEST threat to the poor and middle class today are PUBLIC unions, who are buying off politicians on the local and state level and in return getting compensation packages 10-20 times that of the private sector (including up to $10 million dollar pensions), which is paid for through REGRESSIVE taxes like the sales tax (ask KFC Sanders about Prop D). This in a state where the median income for the private sector is $31K per year, while the median PENSION for a state employee with 30 years of service (retired after 2009) is $68K in pension salary and another $25K in medical. That number is much HIGHER for local pension systems like San Diego city and county.

I have to laugh at the firewhiner unionn puppet above because he cliams firewhiners are "middle class', while the avergae firewhiner (and cop and prison gard-all GED jobs) are comping $200K per year, which puts all of them in the top 4% of income earners in the nation. That is NOT middle class. And that is before OT, where they can add on another $50K-$150K in overtime. That is 10-15 times the median income for the state private sector employee, and 20-30 times the income for a GED educated pivate sector employee.

Pulic unions should not be allowed collective bargaining, because there is no bargaining for taxpayers.

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BusGreg July 7, 2011 @ 6:44 p.m.

Public employees and teachers are not second class workers, they have every right to be represented by labor unions. I thought you guys believe in democracy? A labor union IS democracy at the work place. I'll never concede this.

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