San Franciscans United for Pension and Health Reform
Vote Yes on C. No on D.
YES on C means Real Consensus. It was written the San Francisco Way - in the light of day with input and ideas from every corner of our community. It was passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors. And YES on C earned nearly universal support from moderates and progressives, from the Chamber of Commerce to the San Francisco Labor Council, from respected non-profit groups like SPUR to civic leaders like Warren Hellman, and problem solvers we trust like Mayor Ed Lee, US Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. YES ON C is Real Consensus that brings us together to solve our City’s problems.
YES on C is Real Pension Reform. It reduces what the city spends on pensions by $70 million in 2012 and that’s just for starters. YES on C saves taxpayers $1.3 billion over the next decade to secure our City’s future. It slams the lid on pension spiking, saves the city millions by raising the retirement age, and tackles both healthcare and pension reform to create a secure fiscal future for all of us. And best of all, YES on C is fair. It creates a sliding scale that provides a safety net for hard-working lower wage city employees by keeping contributions at current levels for those making less than $50,000 a year.
No on D. D is Deceptive to taxpayers and unfairly balances the budget on the backs of city employees. It’s deceptive to voters who were lied to by signature gatherers that were paid 5 bucks per name and got caught on tape lying about what the measure would do. It's deceptive to taxpayers because it’s susceptible to a legal challenge that could leave the city with zero in savings. And it’s deceptive to San Francisco values because it was conceived behind closed doors and funded by Republican Wall Street billionaires who’ve given tens of thousands of dollars across America to dismantle the rights of workers and force an end to unions as we know them.