Archive for November, 2010

Partial Report Public v Private Sector

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

I have been gathering information on pensions and private sector benefits of local companies. I have had some success in this effort but the information is not yet complete and I still need help. The purpose is to (more…)

Public vs Private Sector Pensions & Benefits

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

 I am calling on the tax paying private sector employees to help by sending information on private sector pensions and benefits. This information is needed to show the difference between public sector pensions and (more…)

Pension Reform Is Coming

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

There was an article in the Saturday edition of the Wall Street Journal last Saturday entitled Pension Reform on the Ballot. The article stated, in part, that “Meanwhile, Alabama, Nevada, Tennessee and Wisconsin elected Republican Governors who supported reforms to shift (more…)


Thursday, November 11th, 2010

This is a subject that I have investigated for years and I still have not come to a firm judgment on its benefits that I can backup with facts. My feeling is that it is a policy driven by local real estate interests and that their assertions that it pays benefits cannot be proved. I can state for sure that (more…)

The $60 to $90 million Dollar Memphis Mistake

Monday, November 8th, 2010

The $60 to $90 million Dollar Mistake at The City of Memphis

The City of Memphis and Shelby County government have basically the same amount of active employees. The City of Memphis has a few more retirees 4244 versus 3056). Both pay 70% of active employees health care (more…)

Massive Memphis Health Care Costs

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

I have been putting together the costs of government and health care cost is one of the biggies. I have asked for similar information for Shelby County, MLGW and the school systems.