Thomas M. DeBoni 
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Re: “Questions Swirl Around Zoo Tax Measure

I find myself wondering: If finances are so difficult for the Zoo to manage, why don't they simply throw open their books, divulge all funding sources, and allow the People of Oakland and Alameda County to form their own opinions. The duplicitous manner of the Zoo's dealings with the public are not conducive to public trust. If they want more of my money, they're going to have to convince me that they need it and that it will be well spent. So far, they're doing just the opposite. I'd vote for a parcel tax for education, fire protection, early child care or senior citizen care, but the Zoo is demonstrating it does not deserve more support.

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Posted by Thomas M. DeBoni on 10/03/2012 at 1:38 PM

Re: “It All Comes Down to the Unions

Regarding pensions, even contractual obligations are on the table if a government goes bankrupt. If employees pay into the pension system, they own part of it, and their equity must be considered in bankruptcy judgements. Otherwise, all bets are off and all promises are void. It's always fiscally safer to pay and own part of your pension system.

Posted by OaklandTom on 06/15/2011 at 8:28 PM

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