Fiddling while Sacramento burns: California union leaders horrified by use of words “fiscal child abuse”

by Lee on July 25, 2011 22:36 pm · 5 comments

California may be the spot where economic collapse begins and we’re lucky enough have a ringside seat to see it all.

There are days when you wonder if anyone in Sacramento actually comprehends the predicament in which they’ve put the one-time Golden State. Based on a new dispute between legislators, the answer seems to be a resounding no.

Marcia Fritz, CPA and president of the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility (which is pushing for major public pension reform) explains:

“I was testifying on problems with using collective bargaining to negotiate pension changes when individuals on both sides gain from benefit changes, and elected officials are bribed through campaign contributions to go along,” Fritz told us. “Since kids can’t vote, and they are the ones who have to pay the unfunded liabilities created by these selfish decisions, it’s a form of abuse.”

So in her testimony, Fritz uttered these words: “It’s tantamount to fiscal child abuse.”

That’s when the feces hit the fan. The state’s social workers are horrified with the supposedy poor choice of words.

“Anyone in the public eye should not be demeaning the plight of victims,” social worker Sarah Taylor says. “It goes against nature, what I see, where the parents are inflicting violence and sexual abuse on children. To compare that to a fiscal system, it’s appalling.”

Of course, the regular cast of characters lined up to denounce Fritz. David Low of the California School Employees Association said Fritz’s simply wants to inflame people’s anger.

California is screwed. Totally, completely, absolutely screwed. No doubt, no question. And yet in these perilous times, a spokesman for the CSEA is worried about offensive words.

What he should be appalled by are the actions of the state legislature.

They’re not guilty of fiscal child abuse. They’re guilty of fiscal murder. First degree.

Source: Orange County Register


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hefsmaster July 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Pete?

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hefsmaster July 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm

No? Why? Because you see the parallels between our great provider state and you own doomed economic policies.

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PeacefulPatriot August 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm

The worst is yet to come in the realm of austere measures to keep up appearances on the global markets. The truth though is quite obvious to the sane members of society, we have reached a break point and it is the Systemic collapse of the post-industrial globalization bubble. All productive capacity is gone and all we have left is paper and it loses value every day. There are solutions to this mess but it requires a gutting of the Gamblers economy. We restore Glass-steagall, which implies the swift removal of Barack Obama as he has shown where his allegiance lies, and we give the MBS’s CDO’s CDS’s and all the garbage back to peddlers and move towards productivity. I’m with American Economist and Statesman Lyndon LaRouche on this one, and anyone who wants to keep America a republic should be too!

heres a link to a statement put out by Lyndon LaRouche, Helga Zepp-LaRouche and Jacque Cheminade on this crisis and its remedies!
http://larouchepac.com/node/19019

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hefsmaster August 14, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Been a slow couple weeks since the downgrade. News wise that is. But it gave me more time to coin a phrase. You’re a true libertarian when you piss everybody off. Which explains why everybody thinks were nuts and relegated to being a third wheel in politics. Well call me and every other libertarian nuts,crazy anything you want. it won’t change the fundamental truth that it is all of you still listening to the prescribed lies by the l/r paradigm.
From the day you were born until you were washed over with emotions, was the day you shed the innate libertarian mentality we were all born with. When mans innate thinking is overruled, it is corrupted at this point. Not saying emotion is bad, quite the contrary, for it is exactly that which makes us human. But to start justifying actions based on others emotions is the epitome of insanity. To claim collective salvation like a colony of ants is good because it works for them throws out mans intellect in the process.
As a good friend of mine told the story of the Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, to me and his son as to why he looked up to this man ( small statue on the table). Because he was the first to start the great wall of china. To help keep invaders out. Promoting the defense of his country and people. As my friend put it so eloquently. But i could only see the faces of slaves answering the question, How do you feel about being a part of the wall? Figuratively speaking… It made his son turn around and say, How did you miss that? I don’t know how he missed it myself. i thought he knew better than that. But somewhere, somehow, he found the justification needed to honor this man.
The libertarian mindset may seem cruel to people for taking emotions out and standing by firm principles. But at least they are concrete. Stable in the sense that the rules are the same and stay the same for everybody. As for what the rules are? I cannot tell you. It is not written in stone. As close as you will get would be the constitution crossed with the ten commandments. Common sense dictatum. Slavery being the obvious hypocrite here. Because there were still statist mental bastards around at the signing.
To close out with another libertarian truth, alas Chris mathews, When TSHTF, We’ll all be libertarians. You can take that to the fiat bank!

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bon July 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

“fiscal child abuse” is not appropriate. “Economic ped*philia” is.

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