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New York still has a long way to go toward pension reform

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New York still has a long way to go toward pension reform Re April 28 AP article, “Crime does pay for state leaders”: For years, we have been hearing about the unfairness of the state pension system by those who can retire from some public-sector positions after 20 or 25 years and receive hefty pensions while working another public-sector job. There are cases of triple dipping. And then there are (as you reported) the cases ...

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May 6, 2013
5:19 a.m.

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Hey Charles you are entitled to do what you want. You sound more like a liberal pretending to be a hunter then a true hunter so stop the act. What you lefties always do is rant that someone is lying yet never explain what the lie is or how it is a lie. The background check would in fact be supported by everyone including the NRA if they had faith the Democrats were not born liars. This is how they will create a registry and you simply cant be so stupid you don't realize that, but I could be wrong. You love saying "Bush lied" because he acted on the information given to him, well the NRA
acts on the information given to them and all Americans and that is that Democrats are
are untrustworthy weasels.

May 7, 2013
4:51 p.m.

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Pension reform will simply not occur until communities start declaring bankruptcy and judges start invalidating these contracts in the bankruptcy process perhaps. State workers are surely entitled to a pension when they retire, but the OT padding, double-dipping, and other manipulations need to stop. I do not look forward to that day because some real honest workers will get hurt financially, but I have a strong feeling that these bankruptcies will start occurring and changes will have to occur. I think the tipping point has already been reached. Those who gamed the system are going to cost others a lot of money when this unsustainable system caves in.

May 8, 2013
8:47 p.m.

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get rid of these bloated pensions that cops and firemen abuse. go to a 400k. clean up this abuse. cops retirering at 70,000.00 is sick.