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Reply #37: Ex post facto laws volate the Constitution of the United States, so I disagree with you. [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 02:25 AM
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37. Ex post facto laws volate the Constitution of the United States, so I disagree with you.
They would also violate basic contract laws and basic concepts of fairness.

What about the responsiblity of government, who negotiated those contracts, too, often insisting the public employees trade salary increases (or larger salary increases) for fringe benefits like health insurance and pensions? (Anything to defer the expense until they were not planning on running for re-election, perhaps.). And citizens who allowed that?

How would you like it if you and your employer had agreed on a total compensation package, weighed heavily toward fringes, but, after you reached retirement, your employer changed the retirement benefit? Or, like Jersey's Christie, made it seem as though having health insurance was tantamount to a crime?

As to profiles:

We ALL created a profile when we registered. Apparently, you chose to hide yours for some reason, an option given all of us. You can choose to "unhide" it and also to hide it again whenever you wish.

I invite you to look at my profile because it demonstrates very clearly that you make your profile public without hiding anything except your join date and actual number of posts.

I don't really care how long you have been here. I am not of the view that a new poster must be a troll. That happened to me the very first time I started a thread and I would never give anyone else that same "pleasure."

I never understand why people want to conceal information like that and so often ask.

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