Skip to comments.City of Bell Police Union Asks for $71 Million Federal Bail-Out From Congress [Whoa!!!]
Posted on 10/19/2010 6:35:42 AM PDT by joinedafterattack
Two unions formed the group BASTA, the Bell Association To Stop Abuse, but it looks like BASTA wants to abuse the rest of the nation. BASTA, the group formed by the Bell Police Officers Association Union and the Union American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) want you to fork over your $$$$ for another Federal BAILOUT!!!!
"BASTA leadership is calling on Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard to craft emergency federal legislation to create a Federal Relief Fund for the City of Bell. The Relief Fund will seek to forgive and modify Bells current bond obligations [$71 million] and provide a much needed tax relief to property owners. The Security and Exchange Commissions is launching a wide-ranging investigation into a $70 million bond issue."
ARE YOU READY FOR ANOTHER FEDERAL BAILOUT CALLED FOR BY THE UNIONS?
(Excerpt) Read more at basta4bell.com ...
Go cry to Arnold leeches and ignoramuses who vote “stupidly”.
...we need to elect the GOP to assure a GOP speaker thus eliminating the possiblity that something like this will ever pass. It’s time for Bell to go into receivership and restructure debt, pension obligations and ALL CURRENT CONTRACTS.
BASTA is a coalition of Bell residents, the Bell Police Officers Association and AFSCME Council 36 who are committed to restoring ethical and honest governance to the City of Bell.
Bell can go to hell. They voted themselves into this mess...let them figgure out how to solve it.
gov brown allowed the unions in, in the first place...
Textbook case of the perfect application for Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. If the CA legislature allows it, and with all the bailing they have had to do (and yet need to do) with the state budget, they’ll allow it.
They forgot the RDS on their name, i.e. Redistirbutionist Democratic Socialist. Not another dime, I am sorry even if Firemen and Cops are envolved. Re-negoiate their pensions they are unstubstainable. We are all broke.
Yeah, they clearly need more money.
It's an emergency because their democrat friends in high places are about to lose their jobs -- it's now or never.
Dunno how many municipal employees there are, but in this town of under 40,000, there are 36 police officers (src: wikipedia). So that's probably about a half-million per union member. Hmmm.... seems about the average salary for public workers in Bell.
The Thin Blue Line Police Unions know how to rape the taxpayers nationwide. Ask any department how many officers go off to retire on tax free medical disability retirements? These tax payer funded pension make police millionaires especially in California where they can get 90% of their $200,000 salaries tax free for the rest of their life.
It was either Gallager or Hewitt that had someone on exposing this I don't know what to call it.
Yes they retire a year before they are supposed too, and the disability pension is way better. Seems the ranking officers do it more.
Love to see the Lame Stream Media do a story about this that gets national airplay, but I am not holding my breath
"Taxpayers and public service be damned. This guy as Governor signed
the 1978 legislation allowing collective bargaining for public employees. "
REFERENCE No single act has changed California for the worse more than this one. Before 1978, there was a relatively small state government. Employees were protected by civil service. Pay was lower than comparable jobs in the private sector but job security and good benefits plus the old notion of public service drew many talented people to work in government. Today, the primary goal of powerful public employee unions is to get the Legislature they bought and paid for to enact a new law making it illegal for any city or county to declare bankruptcy without guaranteeing union contract terms.
Tip of the biggest iceberg you can possibly imagine. Wait until Arnold presents the emergency bailout bill for the State of California.
Pretty soon the LE agencies will have to shift use of seized drug money and assets from buying toys to operating expense.
re: “sounds good.........”
unfortunately, their idea of “honest” seems to include a bail-out from the rest of the country
If we had an amendment to the Constitution abolishing involuntary servitude, no person could be born into debt created by the Government or Their parents. When Medicare was passed I was 5 years old, I had no right to vote on it, Why should I be required to pay for the deeds of others? Isn’t that Involuntary Servitude?? By Creating Massive Debt that can NEVER be paid back by the current Generation of Living Adults and passing that debt onto others unable to vote or have any say at all in the matter, and those not yet born, is by definition INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE.
How about BASTA takes a flying leap!
Apparently they don’t know that in Italian, “Basta” means “Enough.”
Unions are desperate for a tax-paid pension bailout( unions need a bailout and fast)
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Posted on 10/19/2010 11:13:59 AM PDT by goldendays
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