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11 March 2014 0 Comments

Pension Crisis How It Began Act 9 of 2001 Act 38 of 2002 and Act 40 of 2003

Morning Call 9 February 2013 Time Line of Pennsylvania Public Pensions Key Dates and Debates  See also The Liberty Blog Act 120 of 2010 Kicking the Can Down the Road      Morining Call: 2001: Act 9 raises pensions for legislators by 50 percent and state workers and teachers by 25 percent. Since it is […]

7 March 2014 0 Comments

Ron Miller’s Pension Vote Act 9 of 2001 Was the Beginning of the Pension Mess We Are In

 Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania reminds us that Ron Miller’s vote for Act 9 of 2001 started the pensiojuggernaut rolling.  READ MORE Time Line of Pennsylvania Public Pensions Morning Call 9 February 2013 Key Dates and Debates   Ron Miller Not The Forgotten Taxpayer’s Friend   Ron Miller feathered his nest at the expense of The Forgotten […]

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9 July 2012 0 Comments

Union Pensions: Union Forced Automatic Payroll Deductions Are the Key to Union Political Power.

Eliminating automatic payroll deduction for public sector unions is a key policy initiative. It is compelling because automatic, forced, payment to a private organization that one does not want to join is counter to American Culture. It is a complete wonder how the Unions have been able to get away with what they have? Our […]

29 June 2012 0 Comments

Daylin Leach School Choice Part 4: PSEA’s Impressive Campaign Support for Daylin Leach – The Face of Hypocritical Double Standard

Campaign Finance Expenditure PSEA to Democrat Daylin Leach Search Results 1/20/2010 to 6/24/2011  Expenditure Details We are impressed how PSEA helps its friends   PSEA THE LEVIATHAN LOBBY : The most well-funded and  powerful special interest in Pennsylvania, driving up the Forgotten Taxpayer’s cost burden  for K-12 government schools and public sector pensions. The face […]

3 June 2012 0 Comments

PENSION Philadelphia: Heading Toward Bankruptcy, We Are Silent

Moral Hazards: Philadelphia’s Ongoing Pension Crisis  How did Philadelphia end up as one of the poorest, least-educated, highest-taxed and most violent cities in the country? Blame 40 years of political cowardice—and 34,966 ex-city workers who are still collecting fat government pensions. READ MORE May 2012 Philadelphia Magazine    Each of them is owed a lifelong […]

13 May 2012 0 Comments

Taxing the Tax Exempts to Pay for Government Pensions: Rhode Island May Be Onto Something

In Providence, Rhode Island, city pensions have gotten out of control so new streams of revenue and why not tax the private tax exempt non profit big business corporate billionaire, sometimes called, Brown University, home of so many Keynesian Share the Wealth Liberals (not their wealth, dummy, yours). Rich Corporations, they need to do their […]

13 March 2012 0 Comments

Pennsylvania Pension Pension Vote of 2001 and Costs for PSERS and SERS rise dramatically as was entirely foreseeable.

Pennsylvania Pension Costs for PSERS and SERS rise dramatically as was entirely foreseeable. Unfunded mandate of $40B has to be dealt with regardless  PaIndependent 24 Feb 2012 Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (30 Jan 2012)  reminds us of the infamous 2001 Pension Vote that started the juggernaut of escalating pension costs. walking, inexorable, toward fiscal disaster […]

28 February 2012 0 Comments

Democrats and Union Republicans Compliantly Appease Government Unions and Kick the Fiscal Can Down the Road

The Pennsylvania General Assembly, Democrats and Union Republicans, like the Obama Administration and Congress,  Appease the Government Unions by Kicking a $27 BILLION DOLLAR Can Down the Road.   Act 120 0f 2010 HB 2497 The Votes: House Fiscal Note Senate Fiscal Note J Sam Smith  and Mike Turzai Vote “nay”  J PA Teacher Unions […]

4 December 2011 0 Comments

Even MSNBC thinks the Unions Have Gone Too Far: It’s All Legal. The Forgotten Taxpayer Pays

MSNBC reports October 12, 2011: ‘Insane’ even by Illinois standards? Union official to get $500,000 in pensions Joint investigation by Chicago Tribune and WGN-TV finds at least eight labor leaders stand to get pensions from both the city and union for the same time period “The news organizations said this was due to “a charitable […]

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3 December 2011 0 Comments

Pennsylvania Pensions: Credit Card Maxed Out – Tax Takers v. Tax Makers

Pension calculations are complicated and, frankly, over my head. The information in this fact packed article is not fiscally encouraging. The Taxpayer has to pay; the question is what happens to all this money transferred from tax makers, the productive sector, to the tax takers, the government administrative sector. Democrats are not engaged. PaIndependent informs […]