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Old 06-20-2011, 03:47 PM
 
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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Education Association announced today it has filed a class-action lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott and other trustees of the state retirement plan, claiming that imposing a 3 percent pay cut on teachers and state employees in order to balance the budget is unconstitutional.
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"This pay cut was used by legislative leadership to make up a budget shortfall on the backs of teachers, law-enforcement officers, firefighters and other state workers," said FEA president Andy Ford. "It is essentially an income tax levied only on workers belonging to the Florida Retirement System. It's unfair — and it breaks promises made to these employees when they chose to work to improve our state."


The state Constitution generally prohibits imposing an individual income tax.
Teachers group sues Gov. Rick Scott over pension overhaul, employee pay cut - St. Petersburg Times
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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Of course the parasites sued.
The taxpayers suffer while they should remain unaffected, it's the bubble unions are allowed to exist in.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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I guess the lefties are taking Rick Perry seriously, they're attacking him now.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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Of course the parasites sued.
The taxpayers suffer while they should remain unaffected, it's the bubble unions are allowed to exist in.
The taxpayers suffer? How about the educators, the firefighters, the police? You know, the important folks who shape and take care of our society. You get what you pay for folks. You keep cutting away at the important parts and the tower will eventually fall. Trim the fat, not the support beams.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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I guess the lefties are taking Rick Perry seriously, they're attacking him now.
FYI - Wrong Rick.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:00 PM
 
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3% is not that much. Many other public unions employees have had to go as far as 10% in paycuts or go to layoofs.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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The taxpayers suffer? How about the educators, the firefighters, the police? You know, the important folks who shape and take care of our society. You get what you pay for folks. You keep cutting away at the important parts and the tower will eventually fall. Trim the fat, not the support beams.
It's either a 3% cut for all, or jobs will be cut which means a 100% cut for some. Take your pick.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:04 PM
 
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The taxpayers suffer? How about the educators, the firefighters, the police? You know, the important folks who shape and take care of our society. You get what you pay for folks. You keep cutting away at the important parts and the tower will eventually fall. Trim the fat, not the support beams.
Support beams?lol You mean the ruling class.
Screw em, we have been picking up their tab for tool long and no one forced to take up careers as support beams.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I guess the lefties are taking Rick Perry seriously, they're attacking him now.
Wrong state and wrong Governor.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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FYI - Wrong Rick.
I was being sarcastic.
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