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If San Fran Nan has never met anyone who liked their old insurance, why did she grant so many waivers to San Francisco businesses?
Let's say a city employee can start collection a pension upon retirement after working 25 years for the city. (I think I read that's how Detroit does it.) Sticking with round numbers--let's say a 20-year-old gets a job--with pension--with the city trash department. In 25 years, he retires at age 45 and starts collecting his pension. Given raises over the years and that he only gets a percentage of his final paycheck, his pension is about what a new employee would get. The city replaces him with a new 20-year-old with the same pension benefits. The city is now paying for 2 people to do the job--the 45-year-old retiree and the new 20-year-old who actually does the job. In 25 years, that employee retires at age 45 and starts collecting his pension, so the city replaces him with a new 20-year-old with the same pension benefits. The city is now paying for 3 people to do the job--the original 70-year-old retiree (whom there's a good chance hasn't died yet), the 45-year-old retiree and the new 20-year-old who actually does the job. Assuming an average life span of 80 years, the city is spending 2.4x the current salary of a trash man for one man to collect the trash and the other two retirees to collect their pensions. (The ".4" is for the 10 years out of 25 years that the original employee will likely live before the current employee retires.) How long can a city sustain that across its entire government labor force?
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Bay Bridge and Its Comedy of Errors

JeffC...2 Wrote: Aug 29, 2013 11:48 AM
Meanwhile, the message boards on I-15 in San Diego are reminding us that a bridge 480 miles away from that sign was closed over Labor Day weekend.
They never seem to think that by requesting/demanding that a student remove a crucifix necklace that the student would be offended.
I hate to say it, but when I'm overworked, I put in less time on each project. I don't understand that the IRS tax-exempt division was so overworked by so many new groups seeking tax-exempt status (well, not really--we know that the numbers weren't up), that they asked even more detailed questions, presumably so they could extend their investigations even further.
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Obama Declares War on Terror Over

JeffC...2 Wrote: May 29, 2013 12:25 PM
Isn't this kind of like the "Mission Accomplished" banner on the aircraft carrier that the left derided for so long?
Or how the last automobile manufacturing plants in California closed because of unions?
Isn't DePaul a Catholic university?
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Paul Ryan’s Clueless Critics

JeffC...2 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 3:38 PM
I thought Tommy was a Maoist who failed to recognize the irony when RATM played in a Tibetan Freedom concert.
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Olympic Inspiration

JeffC...2 Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 12:01 PM
The "Miracle on Ice" wasn't shown live. It was broadcast on tape delay long after everyone knew the results.
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