16 July 2014 0 Comments

Pennsylvania Pensions Pennsylvania Government Spending: What? Me, Worry?

 What, if any, any downside to more government spending, more government borrowing and higher taxes on the private, productive sector? What, if any, is the impact of reducing spending, reducing borrowing and lowering taxes on the private, productive sector? Is there any way to reduce government spending and government borrowing so that higher taxes will […]

8 December 2013 0 Comments

2014 Pennsylvania State Campaign for Governor The Issues That Affect People’s Lives The Forgotten Taxpayer Pays Pensions

PENSION REFORM   Can Pennsylvania Pensions think their money is safe? A viable Republican has to be committed to Pension Reform and any incumbent who benefits from the pension is disqualified, particularly, anyone in the General Assembly and Senate or House leadership, in particular. EVERY Democrat and EVERY Union opposes Pension Reform because they dare not […]

31 October 2012 0 Comments

Unions and Bain Capital – Public Sector Unions Invest With Bain – PSERS and SERS

Both Pennsylvania’s two major  public sector union pension funds in vest with Bain as well as UPITT: State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio ($767.3 million). Pennsylvania State Employees Retirement System ($231.5 million) “These pension funds aggregate the savings of millions of unionized teachers, social workers, public-health personnel and first responders. Many of them would be […]

23 August 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index 2012 Part 9 – General Fund Appropriation – AGAINST LIBERTY

              The General Fund Appropriations Act 9A of 2012 increased spending although there was no tax increase as Governor Corbett had promised. House Fiscal Note shows that State spending increased  by $232, 160,000 although federal spending decreased. The Liberty Index scores General Fund Appropriations Act 9A as AGAINST LIBERTY […]

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 […]

11 May 2012 0 Comments

New York Times Cuts Pensions: Staff Whines – Rush Limbaugh Comments

Liberal Businessman “Pinch” Sulzberger has to cut pensions as New York Times, Inc.  loses circulation, advertising, market shares: revenues decrease as costs increase. The liberal employees whine – the six minute video is priceless whining at Olympian levels.   “The sense of entitlement and greed is on display in this video.” Rush Limbaugh 24 April 2012 […]