Is it really labor once they've stopped laboring?
Amazing! The state employees/retirees are even more stupid the the politicians who lied to them!!
Countries go down the toilet when EVERYONE is stupid!!
Maybe he should go see a social worker....ironic, huh....
Poorly written headline folks, the $1.2 trillion is a projection for all 57 states.
WND has written that legislation to confiscate IRA's, 401k's, Keogh's, SEP's is being written at Federal and State levels. Precedence set by FDR when he confiscated gold coins during the depression.
Betrayed by the Government? Imagine that!
We don’t have the money! (repeat as often as necessary)
these “public unions” are simply people feeding at the public trough.
No pension “guarantees” protection from a tricky environment. This loony bird enjoyed huge and fat benefits at taxpayer expense during his ‘career” and now the taxpayer gets to pay for his “retirement”. He has not been “betrayed” by the taxpayer, he has been the betrayer.
A quick way for state government to slash expenses is to do what the military has long done: set up boards to examine disability claims, which right now are terribly abused, claimed by millions of people who do not deserve them.
First of all, the board takes the claims and divides them into three parts.
The first part is the easiest, the “irrevocable disabilities”. For example, if a person is missing a leg, it is not going to heal, so if their disability was legitimately approved they get “permanent” disabled status.
The second group are “limited disabilities”, in which over time, there will be some, if not complete, recovery. This recognizes that there are few medical conditions that will ever result in “made whole” or 100% recovery, but full disability should only go to those who are fully disabled, not for those who are partially disabled. These may still need *some* disability, but it can be assigned by “what percent disabled” they are.
The third group are “subjective disabilities”, which is where most of the abuse occurs. Claims such as back pain but without objective injury, some kinds of mental illness, and many others.
For this group, requiring medical follow-ups with different doctors, and semi-annual or annual evaluations, kills off most of the fakes.
Just because union thugs write themselves blank checks on the taxpayers’ dime doesn’t mean those dimes are going to be there when the taxpayer is unemployed.