FED Induced SWAP Civil Wars Begin
As a result of infecting our nation with too much debt, more and more are running out of money trying to service the debt. As the stress increases, so will the tensions and lawsuits. We are starting to see the passion in health care "reform." Just wait until the masses find out there is no money for health care at all under the current Zombulation policies.
Soon state will be suing counties, counties will be fighing cities and citizens will be fighting states as we destroy our nation due to the Fed's Zombulation induced policies:
California's government is in a state of civil war. The battlegrounds: courtrooms from San Francisco to Sacramento. The fight: furloughs.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration spent $228,000 on furlough litigation as part of an eight-month contract that ended in June with Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard, a Sacramento-based law firm.
"These legal costs wouldn't be so high if people weren't fighting the furloughs," said Lynelle Jolley, spokeswoman for Schwarzenegger's Department of Personnel Administration.
"That's ludicrous," said Yvonne Walker, president of Service Employees International Union Local 1000, which represents about 95,000 state workers. "What audacity, to blame the very people they're hurting with these furloughs."
Local 1000 has been a party in several furlough lawsuits. Its in-house lawyers have handled the litigation, so the union doesn't have a breakdown of its furlough lawsuit costs.
SEIU and several other state worker unions together and separately have launched at least a dozen furlough lawsuits in San Francisco, Alameda and Sacramento courts. All contend that Schwarzenegger's furloughs are either illegal pay cuts or are misapplied.
The current three-day furloughs reduce the pay of about 215,000 state workers by about 14 percent, so the lawsuits have millions of dollars at stake.
The governor won the first round in January when a Sacramento judge affirmed his furlough power. The unions have appealed.
On offense, the governor recently filed a lawsuit to keep the state engineers' union from seeking arbitration to settle whether furloughs breach their contract.
He also sued the state's constitutional officers – statewide-elected counterparts, such as Attorney General Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. John Garamendi and the State Board of Equalization – for refusing to furlough about 15,000 employees total.
The governor won. The constitutional officers are appealing.
Schwarzenegger so far has won every case but one that exempted about 500 legal professionals, and – surprise – he's appealed it.
Now the State Compensation Insurance Fund and the California Public Employees' Retirement System are both rumbling about legal actions to exempt their combined 10,300 employees. Another helping of lawsuits, anyone?
The fight will drag on.
My friends, the fight is just beginning as money continues to evaporate.....unless we restructure the debt the Zombulator infected us with......