Skip to comments.Rep. Lawrence Nixes Pension, Per Diems
Posted on 12/18/2010 2:08:03 PM PST by Tribune7
John Lawrence, the Tea Party Republican who beat incumbent Democrat Tim Houghton in November to represent the 13th District in the Pennsylvania House has declared that he will accept neither per diems nor pension.
The citizens of Chester County are tired of rhetoric and are looking for action, he said. If we are truly going to reduce the financial burden on taxpayers and get a handle on excessive state spending, then it is incumbent upon me as a lawmaker to lead by example.
Lawrence advocates replacing the current defined benefit plans for government workers with a defined contribution plan akin to the 401(k) of the private sector.
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It looks like we got at least one decent guy in Harrisburg
“Lawrence advocates replacing the current defined benefit plans for government workers with a defined contribution plan akin to the 401(k) of the private sector.”
Now there’s a vote that would separate the wheat from the chaff.
"Holy Moley! How are we gong to keep our phony-baloney perks if this guy points out how phony they are??"
There's a fair chance that's going to happen.
Sen. Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi has said he supports it albeit those already with defined bennies would get to keep them so there would be no immediate tax relief.
I hope he sticks to it and more come around.
So when he goes to visit the troops in Afghanistan which he should, he is not taking Per Diem? Really? I will see it when I believe it. As far as pension goes, I don’t think you can opt out of it.
2) You sure hate any talk of reducing the size of government, don't you?
Three cheers for this guy! Now I hope he introduces legislatioin forcing congress into the SS system. Make them all vote.
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