Weber, Paul


Paul Weber is the President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League that represents 9,900 LAPD officers.

Numbers Do Lie When They're Used by Pension Busters

By Paul Weber
Los Angeles Police Detective League

IN a courtroom, you have to swear to "tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." But public pension opponents, perhaps because they aren't under oath, have no trouble distorting and making up statistics to bolster their arguments.

The masters of the "half-truth" attack on these pensions are former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, his pension-funding "special advisor," David Crane, Northwestern University Professor Joshua Rauh and now the Little Hoover Commission.

Why Pension Plans Are Good For Workers

By Paul Weber
Los Angeles Police Detective League

Traditional pension plans have been a proven retirement vehicle for many decades. While ambitious politicians can blithely proclaim that the era of defined benefit plans is over, as we mentioned in our previous post, millions of Americans will soon find that 401(k) plans will have failed miserably to provide them with a secure and dignified retirement. It's becoming increasingly clear that reliable and secure retirement incomes cannot be provided by 401(k) plans.

Congressman Devin Nunes recently introduced a bill in Congress that is misleadingly titled the "Public Employee Pension Transparency Act." The real objective of his bill can be found in Nunes' own words, delivered at a recent gathering of public pension plan opponents.