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WillyBurg Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 9:20 AM
I think the key word in your argument is "unfunded" . . . and how are they unfunded? . . . because the government workers didn't pay their mandated share? -- or because the government (at whatever level) didn't pay its share, but simply put an IOU in the pension fund? Did your Federal worker do his part -- and his wife hers? If so, aren't they entitled to the benefits they were promised as part of their employment? Did your cop friend do his job for his 20 years? . . . if he had the danger during his working years, why shouldn't he reap the rewards at retirement? How about if we jail the politicians who fail to properly manage/fund these pensions (just like everyone calls-for with eeevil Wall Streeters) instead of focusing on the worker

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

How long do politicians have to keep on promising heaven and delivering hell before people catch on, and stop getting swept away by rhetoric?

Why should being in a professional sport exempt anyone from prosecution for advocating deliberate violence? Recent revelations of such advocacy of violence by an NFL coach should lead to his banishment for life by the NFL, and criminal prosecution by the authorities. If you are serious about reducing violence, you have to be serious about punishing those who advocate it.

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