Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#926273 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Makes absolutely no sense, unless you die before you reach retirement age.
Sorry, Randian know-it-all, but unless I make it thru twenty years, I don't even leave any survivor benefits. Probably the piddling SS from summers and part-time might caught up a few bucks then?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#926274 Jun 17, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Good things like sucking millions out of the local economy that used to go to other stores - some locally owned.
Do you ever get anything right? I have 19 of them within 50 miles of this house. This does not count Neighborhood Markets. Food Lion, Farm Fresh, Harris Teeter, and Kroger got rid of the locally owned stores long ago. Now they are feeling the heat. Around every WalMart is a busy retail business area.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#926275 Jun 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Nope.
Fascist Socialists are busy bodies and love to have the left spying on others, but they are always secretive about themselves.

I guess when you have nothing to be proud of, that's the way it goes.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926276 Jun 17, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>But that wouldn't be true for those teachers, instructors and administrators who came into the profession withing the past decade.
Back in the day many state employees understood up front that they would have lower wages than many in other professions but that the bennies and retirement would be far superior. I once posted about how my tea party neighbors had amassed a handsome nest egg through ordinary state union jobs in Janeville WS, her a teacher he a highway engineer of the no degree variety.
What has changed?

By the way, in most states it is highly illegal, subject to criminal penalties, for someone to call themselves an "engineer" unless they are registered by the state as a Professional Engineer, which almost always requires an appropriate college degree.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926277 Jun 17, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
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That's the only reason teachers today want more money, Homer. They are underappreciated and held accountable for everything under the sun without the liberal seat warmers in the office giving a damn about anything except their retirement and not being sued. That's the God's honest truth.
It's even worse today than it was two decades ago when the seat warmers in my schools didn't give a damn even back then.
No, I take that back. It's been that way when my older sister started teaching 10 years before I did.

When she first sent a high school student to the office for throwing spitwads in her classroom and the student returned with a note telling her to deal with it herself, she knew she had made the wrong career choice - just like me.

You just have to cope as best you can.

Progressive liberalism in public schools goes way back. Now students can curse out their teachers with absolutely no repercussions and violence among students in the public schools has become an epidemic.

Welcome to your world, Homer.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#926278 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Don't know, and sure it varies from place to place and state to state.
With regard to pensions, "average" salary is not a meaningful number, because pensions are based on maximum salary earned, and teachers eligible for retirement have topped out on the salary scale.
Galt would estimate $75-80K is a good average for the pension basis.
Husband-and-wife teaching team can easily approach or exceed $200K in retirement income between pension, Social Security, and proceeds from 503(b), the equivalent of a 401(k).
Great deal!
So basically the system works, finally some good news. Any current/former teachers care to comment on all this good news?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#926279 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Fortunately, they kill each other more than outsiders, just like our drug-addicted ghetto youth
Well you would think that DBWriter and the rest of you wingnuts would be happy then.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926280 Jun 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>You called student teachers interns??? How very blue dress of you...I've never heard anyone do that, but, unlike the Grumpy Old Pricks here, I can't claim to know everything about everyone everywhere ever...
Student teachers ARE interns, with a title.

Student teachers will likely go out of existence, just like other interns, because of recent court rulings requiring that interns be paid.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#926281 Jun 17, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Do you ever get anything right? I have 19 of them within 50 miles of this house. This does not count Neighborhood Markets. Food Lion, Farm Fresh, Harris Teeter, and Kroger got rid of the locally owned stores long ago. Now they are feeling the heat. Around every WalMart is a busy retail business area.
Sounds like living in a hell hole. Only someone of your ilk would be proud of that disaster.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#926282 Jun 17, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Bottom line....
Opponents of the administration got targetted and stonewalled, and friends of the administration got ushered through.
That is a felony.
So, since the FBI said the case is "solved", who got sent to prison?
pure BS.

so which of the right wing entities that were 'targeted' got their tax exempt status revoked?

none.

solved. or rather, nothing to solve.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926283 Jun 17, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, Randian know-it-all, but unless I make it thru twenty years, I don't even leave any survivor benefits. Probably the piddling SS from summers and part-time might caught up a few bucks then?
Still makes no sense, unless you are working and not paying Social Security taxes, in which case you are getting an even better deal.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#926284 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Makes absolutely no sense, unless you die before you reach retirement age.
"Public school teachers in Connecticut are not covered by Social Security for their public school teaching service. Teachers and school districts make no contributions to the Social Security system for that work and teachers cannot collect benefits based on it. Instead, the state provides teachers with retirement benefits through the state Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)."

It's another racket the left have with their unions & Democrats.

They will whine, but won't tell you the pension makes up for it plenty.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926285 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>So basically the system works, finally some good news. Any current/former teachers care to comment on all this good news?
The system works if you are a teacher, but not for the taxpayers.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#926286 Jun 17, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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pure BS.
so which of the right wing entities that were 'targeted' got their tax exempt status revoked?
none.
solved. or rather, nothing to solve.
Where have you been the last month? Watching MSNBC and combing the Medea matters website? No wonder you have no clue.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926287 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Well you would think that DBWriter and the rest of you wingnuts would be happy then.
Syria is definitely a win-win situation, as long as the fool in the White House doesn't piss away American lives and tax dollars.

Your boy Menendez was on TV this morning urging Obama to make a bigger effort to "tip the scales" in Syria.

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Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#926288 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Makes absolutely no sense, unless you die before you reach retirement age.
They take your money your entire working life but only look at your income for the last year to calculate your "reward".

Not that I'm complaining about my "reward" having only worked part-time the past four years, but I made a lot more money most of my working life, money I will never see again, and giving a lot of people a pretty good retirement.

The SS agent I talked to said the government's idea of figuring out taxes is like Abbott and Costello's "who's on first"...

...must have been a conservative.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#926289 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>So basically the system works, finally some good news. Any current/former teachers care to comment on all this good news?
Don't know about thirty?-year- old-"facts" from Galt Gulch, PA, but CURRENTLY in the real world, he's full of it.(Are you surprised? Also, is it just me, or does carol claim to have "retired" from teaching where her daughter was five? Kids in Florida aren't in pre-school and kindergarten? Nevermind, I'm starting to believe she is not only never a teacher, but probably not a mother. Too harsh?)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926290 Jun 17, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like living in a hell hole. Only someone of your ilk would be proud of that disaster.
Traditional supermarkets may continue to exist in some form for their meat, bakery, and deli departments, but cannot compete on other groceries unless they get their costs under control.

Walmart is not their only problem. Costco is also eating their lunch.

Smart consumers go to the supermarkets for the loss leaders, but little else.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

Who's dawn?

#926291 Jun 17, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Still makes no sense, unless you are working and not paying Social Security taxes, in which case you are getting an even better deal.
How much did you pay into SS taxes before you were 21, Brain Trust? You really need to get out more...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#926292 Jun 17, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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"Public school teachers in Connecticut are not covered by Social Security for their public school teaching service. Teachers and school districts make no contributions to the Social Security system for that work and teachers cannot collect benefits based on it. Instead, the state provides teachers with retirement benefits through the state Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)."
It's another racket the left have with their unions & Democrats.
They will whine, but won't tell you the pension makes up for it plenty.
Essentially making them tax cheats and increasing the burden on others who pay Social Security taxes.

Keep in mind that SS is not a retirement benefit program, just a tax.

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