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Old 01-29-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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State,county and muni. employees, the gravey train is over, one good thing about the econimic downturn, the unions will have much less money to fund their democratic minion politicians, all benefits should be halved, turn pensions
into 401k. The average 401 k loss was 40 percent last year, pensions are down the same, but the unions want the taxpayers to bails them out, not fair, revolt will come when minions try to raise taxes.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:09 AM
 
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But...but...but... what will people with no talent and no people skills do? When I went to some of the public offices to talk to government employees, I have found them to be rude, lazy, and dumb (and I do mean all three put together)... that means nobody else will hire them and I am willing to be they already used the maximum 5 years of welfare as well... do we really want these people laying on the streets? Oh, wait a good number of them already are...
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Well, while I see no point in trashing public employees, I agree the defined pensions will become a significant funding problem in the near future. With the guaranteed benefits, it will be interesting to see how they overcome the funding shortfalls.

How many things can/should you nationalize???
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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But...but...but... what will people with no talent and no people skills do?
Become right wing media hacks?
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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I still remember my city worker neighbor complaining his family health insurance plan went up to ~$100 a month and prescriptions were no longer free and were now $5.

I mentioned I was paying $500 a month and prescriptions were $15. He didnt go any further.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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Become right wing media hacks?
I'm just gonna have to rep your smart alleck butt for that
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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How many things can/should you nationalize???
Well in dominoes.....
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