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Union president says she told Jerry Brown: 'furloughs are off the table'
SacBee: The State Worker ^ | 5/10/12 | Jon Ortiz

Posted on 05/10/2012 4:25:17 PM PDT by SmithL

In a memo to members today, SEIU Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker said that she was consulted about Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to cut state employees' pay and that she drew a line at imposing unpaid time off on workers.

"First let me say that I have made it clear that furloughs are not on the table," Walker wrote.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; goldenstate; moonbeam; unionthugs
And since the unions own the Governor and the Legislature, that does indeed mean that furloughs are off the table.
1 posted on 05/10/2012 4:25:21 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL
"First let me say that I have made it clear that furloughs are not on the table," Walker wrote.

Who needs government when we have government unions?

2 posted on 05/10/2012 4:27:01 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SmithL

How about layoffs then?


3 posted on 05/10/2012 4:27:05 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: SmithL

I am so happy to be out of the California implosion.

The level of disrespect for the office by this bitch. You come into the executives office and tell him what is or is not on the table?

If Brown had any balls he would have have tore her a new one for that comment (of course, Brown is a coward). I don’t care if the Pope himself came in to make the comment, if I were Governor and someone dared say that they would find themselves escorted out by security in handcuffs and all future access permanently revoked.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 4:33:53 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: SmithL

They can’t cut the state workers time too much. Who would enforce the tens of thousands of regulations against us producers?


5 posted on 05/10/2012 4:35:45 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: SmithL

Those union goons cannot believe reality. FIRE THIER ASSES!


6 posted on 05/10/2012 4:41:36 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: SmithL

Sounds like the inmates are running the prison. No surprise.


7 posted on 05/10/2012 4:42:54 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: SmithL; afraidfortherepublic; Jean S

Not to brag or anything, but Wisconsin is doing a FINE job of getting rid of the Unionistas under the guidance of Governor Walker. Recall? Bring it! We’re ready. More people turned out to vote FOR Governor Walker in a BOGUS Primary than actually voted for him the FIRST time around. That’s AWESOME! :)

And even if we DO get a LibTard Governor, we OWN the House and Senate. Nothing will change and we will have at least slowed the march off the cliff...

I HATE posts that pit one state against the others...mark my words; there WILL be some dopes showing up here saying, ‘California Taxpayers GET what they DESERVE.’

I don’t feel that way. We are ALL in this together - and it’s the STATES against the FEDS as far as I’m concerned, the B@stards!


8 posted on 05/10/2012 4:48:26 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SmithL


9 posted on 05/10/2012 4:57:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

California voters get what they deserve. Absolutely.

Oh, I am one. I have lost every vote in California for a decade or more. The California electorate is a collective imbecile. No, a collective lobotomy.

Indeed we absolutely have what we deserve in California. If the California voters didn’t have our heads up our asses, there would have been a huge outcry at the very suggestion of a $100 Billion bullet-train boondoggle and an even bigger riot against the AB32 Cap and Trade law signed by Arnold.

No, make no mistake whatsoever, the California voters are getting exactly what we deserve.

I can’t wait to leave this stinking rotten flaming communist pestulant cesspool from hell. A pox on California AND her voters. The 8.0 San Francisco megaquake can’t come too soon for me.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 5:05:56 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: SmithL

I have made it clear that furloughs are not on the table

LOL!!!
Watching them squirm dealing with problems that they created is really making my day. In the end nothing will be resolved and the can will be kicked further down the road until the last business and taxpayer leaves the state. Then what?


11 posted on 05/10/2012 5:13:30 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: SmithL

Brown can do whatever he wants to do as long as banks accept California’s checks.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 5:13:49 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: EGPWS
Who needs government when we have government unions?

What else do you think government is, but a big thieving do-nothing union?

13 posted on 05/10/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Chode

Never get tired of seeing that cartoon. I think I will go post in on Facebook again.


14 posted on 05/10/2012 5:18:13 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SmithL

To use a titanic analogy...

Iceberg?? FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!!!


15 posted on 05/10/2012 5:33:32 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
California is America's Greece.

Hate to say it...as I'm a born and bred SoCal....ex-surfer, ex-worker, ex-tax-payer, and have friends and family there still.

16 posted on 05/10/2012 5:37:36 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: hattend
good deal...
17 posted on 05/10/2012 5:45:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SmithL

“Furloughs are off the table” - Nonononono......furloughs are out of the trough.


18 posted on 05/10/2012 5:48:19 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

So she thinks.

Brown won’t go for it, and even the Demwit legislature won’t push for *another* tax increase.

Thanks SmithL.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 7:40:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
California voters are getting exactly what we deserve.

I can’t wait to leave this stinking rotten flaming communist pestulant cesspool from hell.

I'm from California. I started to see the light around the early 2000s, and it just kept on getting brighter and brighter as the years passed.

By 2004, we'd had another baby, and had grown too large to fit our home sweet house. Wife and I looked for something suitable in our area, and we found it, but at a price tag of just under $700K. I could have pulled the trigger, but my better judgement took over, and I stayed my hand. If I'd taken that plunge, we could have never again had a bad month in business - and that was unrealistic.

After selling the old house, we leased nearby for a year to get our bearings and find a less expensive option, but none were to be had. In time, friends suggested that I at least consider the idea of moving the family and my business to Texas. At their behest, the wife and I came down for a look, and were surprised and delighted at what we found.

Within months, we had bought a new house in the DFW area, and were on our way. The relocation wasn't without its ups and downs, but on balance, it's one of the best choices I ever made in this life.

20 posted on 05/11/2012 1:01:14 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Considering that the entire population of the earth could fit into Texas with room to spare, I’m surprised that we all haven’t already moved there by now, LOL!

I’m getting there as fast as I can.


21 posted on 05/11/2012 6:28:07 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SmithL

Brown’s just trying to hang on until the voters put a scapegoat...er, Republican in office.


22 posted on 05/11/2012 6:35:36 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: TheOldLady
...the entire population of the earth could fit into Texas with room to spare...

I remember reading about a study that claimed that. Some professor worked out the math and showed that you could house the world's population in typical three bedroom houses within the borders of Texas.

The growth here is pretty phenomenal. Over a thousand Americans a day move here from other states. It's been predicted that the area between Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio (the 'Texaplex') will be the fastest growing area in the US over the next decade.

Texaplex - YouTube

23 posted on 05/11/2012 9:12:21 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL - well, you were on the wrong side of the war...


24 posted on 05/11/2012 9:15:10 AM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: Windflier

Texas is the best state, but they really have to clean out the big, liberal cities. That’s just like everywhere else, I suppose.


25 posted on 05/11/2012 9:39:49 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady
Texas is the best state, but they really have to clean out the big, liberal cities.

I don't worry too much about the big liberal cities. Conservatives and newly converted liberals are moving here by the train load, so they tend to offset the presence of the gimme class.

The other thing is, Texas is one of this country's last defensible strongholds. This place is pretty much the end of the line for folks in the lower 48. There's no place left to retreat to, unless one elects to completely give up the fight, and leave the whole enchilada to the enemy. That's a pitiful surrender, in my estimation.

I know that some have chosen that route, but most have not, and they will not surrender.

If and when it all breaks down, I want to be in the one place that is likely to survive it intact, and that is Texas.

26 posted on 05/11/2012 10:46:25 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Dragonspirit

I highly doubt she really said that to Brown. I think it is much more likely she later said that she did in an effort to puff up her own importance.


27 posted on 05/11/2012 10:52:19 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: EGPWS
Her remarks, sure are not the way to start a discussion. We in Nevada, have been putting our State Employees on Furlough for three years. This does not seem to have hurt our State one bit.
28 posted on 05/11/2012 11:21:45 AM PDT by BooBoo1000 (I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds my future.,)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

I can relate. I felt the exact same frustration with California voters. The worst was in 2010 when every other state voted Republican and our idiots were the only ones that took us in the other direction.

I lived in California until last year. Wife and I hit some hard times, couldn’t find work. On a whim I suggested we start applying out of state and almost immediately got a hit. Now we live in Hawaii, and although it is still a blue state, it is like night and day.

Not sure how the rest of your experience has been, but I was also getting sick of the culture in California too. We had gangs moving into our territory, Section 8 housing was everywhere, the public schools were corrupt and fascist in dealing with parents, people in general were hostile. There are still a few pockets of nice places left - namely San Diego and Orange County, but overall those things are shrinking.


29 posted on 05/11/2012 2:31:05 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: Dragonspirit

I have known for some time now that California is doomed to economic decay and moral decay, and entrenched one party Democrat socialist government. The point was doubly underscored when 49 states voted overwhelmingly Republican, but California elected the 3 San Francisco communists, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsome and Kamilla Harris, to statewide office.

Put a fork in the state, it is well done, burned, charred and hopelessly inevitable.

I lived in the bay area for 12 years while being involved in construction of 3 new bridges including the new SF-Oakland bay bridge. I lived in the San Francisco city limits for the last 7 years of those 12. Around year 10, I broke and fell into a mild but genuine emotional depression. I guess living there was a lot like Chinese water torture. The first few years were fun laughing at the insanity of liberals - like watching monkeys in a zoo. It was fun and funny. But eventually I just became very sour and pessimistic, resulting in my depression.

I had enough and eventually left and now live in the crappy empty non-nondescript valley town of Yuba City, and I just love it for now until I can flee California for Virginia. Yuba City is a ramshackle hick town devoid of any culture or interest or beauty, but it is generally conservative and fairly devoid of all of the evil I left behind in San Francisco.

I love it for what it is not, not what it is. So I don’t suffer any of the crime, gangs, school issues, etc. that you did. The gang problems are isolated and they tend to prey on each other. Meanwhile, my modest salary lets me live in the best neighborhood in town because the housing costs are so relatively low.

So until I can finish out to my retirement, I have it made in this crappy little cow town of nothing filled with conservatives and friendly minded salt of the earth type people. I’m not complaining. It is a place I can pine away and endure in private misery until I can flee this anti-family, anti-responsibility, anti-military, anti-Christian, anti-sanity communist hellhole or the People’s Democratic Republic of California.


30 posted on 05/12/2012 2:36:47 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Osage Orange

Yup, it’s coming. My only hope is the coming California insolvency will wake up the middle class to the massive hemorrhaging of their tax dollars toward useless idiocy and the state rises from the fall, rather than being abandoned to the children of the illegals. I’m not terribly optimistic. The best case scenario is the state breaks in two above Santa Barbara, and the south is conceded to the illegals and children, while the middle class flees to the north and demands responsible governance.

Not saying I want to see SC conceded to the illegals and children, I’m just saying I think the options are set: either they get the whole state, or give them the south and try to salvage the north state, after insolvency. If nothing else, the north has a flood of water to sell them so the state of North California would have at least one solid permanent economic advantage over the south.


31 posted on 05/12/2012 3:00:02 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Dragonspirit

Points taken but I wouldn’t recommend anyone attempting to handcuff the pope (Directorate for Vatican Security Services and Civil Defence, which is headed by the Chiefs of the Corps of Gendarmes, is much better trained and equipped than any U.S. state-level security force).


32 posted on 05/12/2012 3:08:09 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Windflier

Congratulations on business success, escape from California, and granting Texas another guns and bible conservative, and on making wise choices.

I can’t wait to leave.


33 posted on 05/12/2012 3:10:12 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Sounds like Yuba City would be #1 on my list if I ever needed a refuge in the State of California (unlikely). Hope you continue to feel better!


34 posted on 05/12/2012 3:12:43 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: TheOldLady

Somebody needs to nuke Austin before it takes Texas purple. I remember when Washington state was pretty solid red, then Microsoft and the Seattle tech industry shot up with their attending liberal bed-wetting idiocy. Washington is not so conservative anymore.


35 posted on 05/12/2012 3:15:56 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
I can’t wait to leave.

Knowing what you know, you ought to make it as soon as you can possibly manage.

It's my honest opinion that most people can't see the 'tipping point' when it's directly in front of them, although they're able to see the 'handwriting on the wall' from a distance.

When a societal breakdown occurs, it usually happens very quickly - like a dam bursting. If you're smart, you take your leave when you see the first small trickles of water streaming down the face. To wait longer, is to court disaster.

This is why I got out in late 2005. The 'handwriting' was writ large on the wall by that time.

Good luck!

36 posted on 05/12/2012 3:26:54 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
When a societal breakdown occurs, it usually happens very quickly - like a dam bursting. If you're smart, you take your leave when you see the first small trickles of water streaming down the face. To wait longer, is to court disaster.

Consider how shocked we were when the Berlin Wall starting coming down. The Cold War was ending before our very eyes -- and absolutely nobody saw it coming.

Even the intelligence agencies, the ones who paid to know about such things, were stunned.

It's a good rhetorical point -- the "handwriting on the wall" is visible from a distance, but "the tipping point" is never recognized until it happens.

37 posted on 05/12/2012 3:40:28 PM PDT by okie01
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To: okie01
Consider how shocked we were when the Berlin Wall starting coming down. The Cold War was ending before our very eyes -- and absolutely nobody saw it coming.

Indeed. As long as a listing boat is still afloat, many people will try to ignore that fact, or will put their faith in the belief that the boat just can't sink. When it suddenly capsizes, all those who didn't already push off in the lifeboats, are drowned.

As if Californians didn't need yet another stark indicator of the fast approaching tipping point:

California Deficit Has Soared To $16 Billion, Gov. Jerry Brown Says [SOS:Clooney,Geffen...]

38 posted on 05/12/2012 4:21:32 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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