Editorial: Mayoral nightmares

Editorial: Mayoral nightmares

There are 6 comments on the The Providence Journal story from Aug 1, 2011, titled Editorial: Mayoral nightmares. In it, The Providence Journal reports that:

We have argued for years that public-employee pensions at the state and municipal levels are unsustainable, and that our leaders have to take bold action to deal with them.

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sophia

United States

#1 Aug 3, 2011
I receive $24,000 a year, on behave off my late husband, who paid into the pension plan for 30yrs. He died from cancer as a lot of retired cops did who worked in the old cop station, that was built on a landfill, what will I do if the pension goes as he did not pay into social security?????
Carbone

Belchertown, MA

#2 Aug 5, 2011
what do you mean he did not pay into SS?

isn't that taken out of everyone's paycheck?
Dick Patt the Diplomat

Norfolk, VA

#3 Aug 5, 2011
I suggest we all push for a law requiring all U.S. legislators pay into the social security system!!!
Dick Patt the Diplomat

Norfolk, VA

#4 Aug 5, 2011
I suggest we all push for a law requiring all U.S. legislators to pay into the social security system!!!
sophia

United States

#5 Aug 5, 2011
Carbone wrote:
what do you mean he did not pay into SS?
isn't that taken out of everyone's paycheck?
no it was not taken out of his paycheck it was not a option, he had 8% taken out for the pension fund, along with taxes etc. That was the way it was set up in 60s,70s and 80s, not sure if they are paying into ss now
alfred

Providence, RI

#6 Aug 11, 2011
I THINK ALL WE NEED TO ALL COME TOGATHER AND TELL.STATE WE NOT GOING TO PAY THE TAXS ANYMORE AND YOU KNOW WHAT WHAT CAN THEY DO TAKE ALL HOUSE .IT TIME TO CLEANOUT GOVMENT AND PUT NEW WORKING MEN AND WOMAN IN THAT WORKED FOR A LIVEING.
AND TOWN OF NORTH PROVIDENCE NEEDS TO BE THE FRIST TO ALL GO .

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