There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Read more: New Jersey Makes It Official: The Slashing Of Public Employee Benefits Has Begun
State police, firefighters, and municipal law enforcement will increase their contributions from 8.5% of their salary to 10%. Now understand that the employee paid 8.5 and the state or municipality matched it...thats a full 50% paid by the employee and has always been that way....now its 10% and the agency pays 8.5.
Tess your no different than the other cheerleaders here...who blow past everyone elses points...Christie hasnt made his portion of the pension payment in two years which is 34billion dollars...and hes touting he has a surplus...hes outright screwing the workers...period...but thats just perfect to you right ? New Jersey had the richest PENSION IN THE WORLD until they stopped paying THEIR PORTION into it...while the public workers always paid their half
The sliding scale for health benefits is bogus...most every employee will pay the max...which is 8,000...he increased the retirement age. He took Cost of living increases from all retirees...which was only 60% of the COLA for social security. He will lose that in court.
That article doesnt address the corporate tax cuts christie gave out along with reduced taxs for the wealthiest New Jersyans...he gave panasonic corportation 100 million to move down the street....
You havent addressed how private sector workers went from making more than public sector workers with similar benefits to making less with no benefits in 15-20 yrs while Corporate profits soard the rich got far richer...
Last edited by lpast; 07-21-11 at 08:19 AM.
"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
I'm sorry, dude...we have diametrically opposed views on this. I have to chalk it up to our basic understanding of the issue....sorry tess but that didnt sound very polite to me...and I stand by you dont know and you havent addressed any points that I made...
Last edited by lpast; 07-21-11 at 08:30 AM.
Piggys poll numbers are dropping because of his assault on the working class..
Gov. Christie's disapproval rating jumps to 53 percent, poll says | NJ.com
And the GM CEO did himself sacrifice during the dark days of restructuring.
This General Motors executive "worked" for "nothing".
Of course, in the previous years he was being compensated generously, so living off his "fat" was no problem.
But, generally, I have seen too much being asked of the working class while the wealthy become even more so.
Lets try to be fair about things.
This applies to all.
The rich pay to much...even though they pay less than they ever did
The rich create jobs....yeah where ? china
The rich pay all the taxs....bs
and on and on...cherrypicking is just that
But, we must be fair about things.
In truth does "waste" exist ?
For hundreds of years departments(public and private) have been chided about waste..
I do know,IMO, that some waste exists..despite all efforts...
An example of this is the ultra wealthy Arab who has inscribed his name in the sand...millions of American dollars wasted....while people starve in Africa...
How many people truly know what "fair" means ???