If I understand him correctly, 'this reader', aka 'same old same', would like The Weekly to agree to publish 'details of the corruption and retaliation' he would supply BEFORE he supplies them and without ascertaining the credibility of the details prior to publication. I don't think any responsible party -- and The Weekly is responsible even if not always responsive to the preferences of some readers -- could make such a commitment.
Jim, your statement:
"That's a curious dodge, given that those "consultants and lobbyists" would have to work with the staff of Development Services in order to get those plans approved. The staff would have to be complicit by requiring the hiring of said consultants or the whole pay-to-play scheme doesn't work."
You apparently don't know how land use changes work in Pima county. Want to rezone your property to dense pack houses on it to maximize profit, want to put a cell phone tower in your back yard to earn a few extra bucks, want to get a variance to ignore some of the zoning code on your property, want to get a conditional use permit for your property to use it to store construction equipment? Development serivices and staff have no input on these type of decisions. Jim, please educate yourself before you start spouting off in the future!
Dear Jim, this reader would be willing to share details of the corruption and retaliation if only your publication would print it. Chuckleberry's buddy who runs a large water district is facing legal battles after getting caught doing the very same type of stuff. Who learned from who? Informants have submitted internal documents evidencing the corruption and retaliation to channel 4 and 13. Each station chose to run a story that merely regurgitated the Public Relations Blabber. A fortune is being spent on lobbyists and "legal consultants" to influence outcome and az atty gen's ofc. has only one blind eye half closed.
Let's stop calling a law that DOUBLES immigration "immigration reform". It's a sop to big business to continue to keep unemployment high and wages depressed. By throwing in the amnesty they hope to get naive liberals on board.
To accuse Obama of trying to destroy the Republican party is patently ridiculous. Republicans are doing a FINE job of that, themselves.
There will be amnesty masked as reform and it will only be done by one of Obama's edicts. Congress cannot figure out how to fix the problem and some are slowly realizing people who have no regard for the laws of their home country and adopted country will continue to do so. Only a small percentage of the illegals (read undocumented, for the politically correct) will decide to play as the idea has been presented. Does anyone really think these folks will pay back taxes and fines?
Well there is the perfect plan! If you don't like the way potential voters might vote, just keep them from exercising their franchise. The Attorney General should be totally ashamed of himself.
As a result of this debacle in Congress, I will never vote for a Republican for federal office ever again.
OMG, I guess the Republicans didn't re district some areas, so they would always win.
Who will the ratepayers at a large NorthWest Tucson Water District vote in as their new General Manager? Will they vote to replace any board members as well? Is a 4% rate hike for criminal defense counsel really justified? Public hearing to be on Oct 28th.
Sorry, I don't think political operatives should be collecting ballots. There's just too much room for hanky panky.
Fun to watch you guys cut down Frank and the Tea Party. 6 years Obama has been in office. how's that working out for you? Poverty level has increased 30% since he was elected. Health care insurance and fears from it have left our economy in deeper ruin than it was. Any solutions or is it still just Bush's fault?"
Come on you're like a pack of lemmings.
Pre(Wick)er: Corrected, thanks.
Wow. Bob Walkups's tenure as mayor sure felt longer than just two years ("1999-2001")!!! Coulda sworn he had something to do with that dang streetcar back in what, 2008-2009? False memories I guess.
"Why are new employees' contributions being taken to pay existing retirees in the first place?" That's because that's the way defined benefit pensions work. Existing employees pay into a trust fund that throws off interest to pay retirees. Its not a problem with the system-its how they work.
"The other problem that stems from the first is horrible mismanagement. The trustees of the pension should bear some responsibility. Why aren't they being sued or prosecuted?" Since you sound so knowledgeable perhaps you could tell us some examples. Tucson Supplemental Retirement System's books are open, its CAFR's are frelly available online, and their meetings are open to the public. I'm attend many-never seen you at one. Perhaps you can tell us what TSRS's unfunded liability is. Or even explain what it means. Or maybe you're just a reactionary right wing troll.
"By cutting off new employees from paying into the existing system, the money to pay those obligations will have to come out of the general fund"
Why are new employees' contributions being taken to pay existing retirees in the first place? That's one of the problems with the system. The other problem that stems from the first is horrible mismanagement. The trustees of the pension should bear some responsibility. Why aren't they being sued or prosecuted?
Letting individual employees manage their own retirement (with auto-enrollment for the stupider ones) makes more sense. That way we don't have pensions being used as political chits by Tucson's corrupt city politicians.
Hey Mr. Sam Smith:
Where are you from?? There are many people who live here who are from somewhere else! I have been here 47 years and my wife's family since 1919. so when did you get here??
Antenori's effort failed. 'Nuff said. Adios Frankie.
Did I forget McSally?
Lot of that going on out here. Babeau, J. Kelly, McCain, et. Al.
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