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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 05:31 PM
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99. Not every state does that.
I am a state employee in Texas (not a teacher) but as far as I know I can collect SS as well as my pension. I assume the SS would be reduced by some percentage, though, which is also a crock of shit because I paid into that as well. Now this is assuming both things will still exist in 20 years, when it looks like the assholes in both parties are hell-bent on destroying them.
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  -Public Workers Facing Outrage as Budget Crises Grow NeoConsSuck  Jan-02-11 05:15 AM   #0 
  - says the "austerity for thee but not for me" ruling class  Hannah Bell   Jan-02-11 05:22 AM   #1 
  - obama/duncan have opened the flood gates of hate directed at union members  madrchsod   Jan-02-11 05:34 AM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-11 08:04 AM   #22 
  - As if it were that simple and that limited, Bluest Dog, as if.  No Elephants   Jan-02-11 09:20 AM   #37 
  - Yes, this is coming from the top down, with the president freezing civil service pay  QC   Jan-02-11 09:34 AM   #40 
  - Start the cuts at the top.  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 05:43 AM   #3 
  - Next time it snows  Bluzmann57   Jan-02-11 06:18 AM   #4 
  - Public workers get the blame because  jerseyjack   Jan-02-11 06:30 AM   #5 
  - Exactly  jimmie   Jan-02-11 09:39 AM   #42 
  - "You are paying for benefits you will never receive"  dkf   Jan-02-11 06:31 AM   #6 
  - Are you supporting...  Cassandra   Jan-02-11 06:36 AM   #7 
  - There is already a last man standing.  dkf   Jan-02-11 06:45 AM   #9 
  - But we do just that with politician's pensions, health care and retirement pay.  fasttense   Jan-02-11 07:10 AM   #12 
  - Yes we do look at all that.  dkf   Jan-02-11 07:23 AM   #15 
  - I never heard anything from the general public about salaries of  No Elephants   Jan-02-11 10:07 AM   #48 
  - Because cutting politicians' benefits doesn't save much  TomClash   Jan-02-11 07:35 AM   #18 
     - Another question, who can support pensions if they don't have one?  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 07:43 AM   #19 
     - That's why we should have a national pension system  TomClash   Jan-02-11 07:53 AM   #20 
        - Social Security was intended to be the safety net.  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 08:01 AM   #21 
        - Organize  TomClash   Jan-02-11 08:42 AM   #27 
           - Are you going to nationalize all of the existing plans and redistribute  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 08:47 AM   #28 
              - I don't know  TomClash   Jan-02-11 03:08 PM   #69 
              - My wife just showed me her social security  Yupster   Jan-03-11 10:00 AM   #87 
              - have progressively financed guaranteed minimum income  CreekDog   Jan-02-11 03:29 PM   #72 
                 - Elucidate.  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 03:32 PM   #74 
        - I think we need a national pension system  hollowdweller   Jan-02-11 09:55 AM   #45 
     - The military has the most generous benefits.  hollowdweller   Jan-02-11 10:05 AM   #46 
        - And an E-9 with 20 year in makes a little over $60000.  Synicus Maximus   Jan-02-11 05:39 PM   #76 
  - Politicians like Christie can stop misrepresenting, easily enough.  No Elephants   Jan-02-11 09:27 AM   #39 
  - It sounded like a question to me  Cutatious   Jan-02-11 06:52 AM   #11 
     - The private sector has already fallen.  dkf   Jan-02-11 07:29 AM   #17 
     - a third of CA's budget does not come from the Feds.  CreekDog   Jan-02-11 03:30 PM   #73 
        - example of Camden NJ  sweetapogee   Jan-02-11 06:52 PM   #77 
     - And so many fall for it, even us political junkies at DU.  No Elephants   Jan-02-11 10:11 AM   #49 
  - The other problem is that many did not pay into Social Security,  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 06:41 AM   #8 
  - That would be a problem.  dkf   Jan-02-11 06:47 AM   #10 
  - As a teacher in Hartford, I'm not eligible for Social Security. nt  Pale Blue Dot   Jan-02-11 08:07 AM   #23 
  - Most of the school districts in Texas....  AnneD   Jan-02-11 10:54 AM   #57 
     - Same here in California...  YvonneCa   Jan-02-11 07:33 PM   #79 
     - Good post  daleo   Jan-03-11 09:00 PM   #100 
  - That's the Republican argument in a nutshell.  smoogatz   Jan-02-11 10:44 AM   #54 
  - not true  CreekDog   Jan-02-11 03:28 PM   #71 
  - Republicans have successfully  Enthusiast   Jan-02-11 07:12 AM   #13 
  - Fascism hates unions  Larkspur   Jan-02-11 07:19 AM   #14 
  - Not where we are headed, but where we now are. n/t  RoccoR5955   Jan-02-11 09:19 AM   #35 
  - 2011 Mantra: Kill the Public Unions  NeoConsSuck   Jan-02-11 07:25 AM   #16 
  - You got it. Solutions are hard to find, too.  freshwest   Jan-02-11 10:35 AM   #53 
  - interesting comment about Cuomo  sweetapogee   Jan-03-11 09:44 AM   #86 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-11 08:09 AM   #24 
  - Whatcha talking about?  bongbong   Jan-02-11 11:36 AM   #59 
  - O wise one: What is this "reality" you speak of?  Courtesy Flush   Jan-02-11 02:20 PM   #64 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-02-11 03:51 PM   #75 
  - You wouldn't. Unless you were a...  YvonneCa   Jan-02-11 07:36 PM   #80 
     - Actually, a CPS worker.  Courtesy Flush   Jan-02-11 10:02 PM   #84 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-03-11 01:38 PM   #88 
  - Couldn't Have Said It Better  RobinA   Jan-03-11 02:29 PM   #93 
  - Shit. I just looked at your profile  Courtesy Flush   Jan-02-11 02:30 PM   #66 
  - A new posting troll....  AnneD   Jan-03-11 05:32 AM   #85 
  - How about this reality? I paid into Social Security from 1968 to 1997.  mbperrin   Jan-02-11 07:17 PM   #78 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-03-11 01:59 PM   #89 
     - So paying twice and collecting never is fine with you?  mbperrin   Jan-03-11 02:05 PM   #90 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-03-11 02:23 PM   #91 
           - Except the armed forces can also collect social security, and I can't.  mbperrin   Jan-03-11 02:27 PM   #92 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-03-11 02:42 PM   #95 
                 - I'm a high school teacher, so I have no interest in being a rent a cop,  mbperrin   Jan-03-11 03:29 PM   #97 
  - That's a really ignorant statement.  wickerwoman   Jan-02-11 07:49 PM   #83 
  - Christie of NJ refused tax increases on the wealthy while cutting  old mark   Jan-02-11 08:21 AM   #25 
  - This is recovery?  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 08:30 AM   #26 
     - As of Monday, Camden NJ will have around 40% fewer police, as will  old mark   Jan-02-11 09:14 AM   #33 
  - But they treat us like losers when the economy is good.  Courtesy Flush   Jan-02-11 08:56 AM   #29 
  - I was private sector with supposedly all of those benefits, then my  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 09:04 AM   #31 
     - As a state employee, I will never be eligible for Social Security. nt  Courtesy Flush   Jan-02-11 10:13 AM   #50 
        - Worse comes to worst SSI pays about $900 per mo. Not too  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 10:23 AM   #51 
        - not all state employees have this  shanti   Jan-02-11 12:38 PM   #62 
        - Not every state does that.  alarimer   Jan-03-11 05:31 PM   #99 
  - Newt Gingrich on Public Employees  Omaha Steve   Jan-02-11 08:59 AM   #30 
  - As speaks one with all of the benefits. Gained at a temporary job.  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 09:10 AM   #32 
  - I'd be willing to bet my last nickle that Newt...  Frisbee   Jan-02-11 09:19 AM   #36 
  - He works hard in one area  bongbong   Jan-02-11 11:38 AM   #60 
  - Newt has swung from the government tit most of his life, so  QC   Jan-02-11 09:37 AM   #41 
  - Public employees ARE taxpayers. Newts skill: misleading use of language.  No Elephants   Jan-02-11 10:30 AM   #52 
  - The bullshit artist Gingrich  The Wizard   Jan-02-11 11:46 AM   #61 
  - I Am a Government Employee  RobinA   Jan-03-11 02:36 PM   #94 
  - The problem is the LACK of unions  RoccoR5955   Jan-02-11 09:16 AM   #34 
  - Management cannot operate an entity without labor.  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 09:41 AM   #43 
  - Sorry, Too busy posting. Gives me the false feeling of making a difference while I risk nothing and  No Elephants   Jan-02-11 10:47 AM   #55 
     - The only alternative I can see then is a "Bonus Army," which got a  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 10:52 AM   #56 
        - No clue, but I will google and learn.  No Elephants   Jan-02-11 02:20 PM   #63 
        - Ah, okay. Now, I vaguely remember reading something about this before, but  No Elephants   Jan-02-11 03:03 PM   #68 
           - Shouldn't be gard to find 15,000 Gov. Employees. Not hardly enough.  Downwinder   Jan-02-11 03:25 PM   #70 
              - If we don't do something pretty soon, it will be too late. Yep.  No Elephants   Jan-03-11 05:05 PM   #98 
  - K&R! //nt  Overseas   Jan-02-11 02:33 PM   #67 
  - As a retired public employee from PA, I can tell you that it is not all roses...  old mark   Jan-02-11 09:24 AM   #38 
  - I am a public employee, and I can tell you that this is true  RoccoR5955   Jan-02-11 07:36 PM   #81 
     - I'll third the motion. n/t  YvonneCa   Jan-02-11 07:39 PM   #82 
        - PA Employee  RobinA   Jan-03-11 02:42 PM   #96 
  - Average coal miner salary in my state over 60K Average Teacher Salary 38K  hollowdweller   Jan-02-11 09:49 AM   #44 
  - See this post in the Labor Forum  Omaha Steve   Jan-02-11 10:06 AM   #47 
  - Public employees: this cycle's "welfare queens."  smoogatz   Jan-02-11 10:55 AM   #58 
  - There is "Genuine Public Outrage" brought to you by Americans for Prosperity  Overseas   Jan-02-11 02:29 PM   #65 
  - deregulating wallstreet and the housing bubble  newspeak   Jan-03-11 09:15 PM   #101 

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