- Jan 12, 2004
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- North Carolina
You might want to check your sources before you make such statements. My parents were state employees and get SS and my brother is a Federal employee about to retire and will get SS when he reaches the appropriate age. Until then he will get a lions share of his current salary as part of his pension and add SS to the pension income after 67?(moving target these days)I never understand why in the minds of Republicans a Democratic politician fillibustering is any different than a Republican fillerbustering. Business or government negotiated with unions to reach an labor agreements. Our economy is in the toilet because Wall Street (and many appraisers) was making huge bags of gold selling subprime mortgages and credit default swaps on those mortgage bonds. With regard to pensions remember govt employees don't get SS and to some extent that is reflected in their "generous" pension plans. Many govt pension plans are underfunded because the politicians in charge somehow believed 12% returns were sustainable in the long run. That allowed them to divert funds into pet projects that got them relected. Most people, conservatives included, are very depended on goverment services. Just try to take theur Medicare away and listen to them squawk.