Foley says he can serve as sheriff de...

Foley says he can serve as sheriff despite retiring from state police on disability pension - Sen...

There are 94 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Oct 31, 2010, titled Foley says he can serve as sheriff despite retiring from state police on disability pension - Sen.... In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Thomas Foley, the Democratic candidate in the three-way race for Worcester County Sheriff, said he'll be able to fully serve in the office, despite retiring on disability from the state police.

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Lunenburg

Maynard, MA

#1 Oct 31, 2010
Of course he can get paid to sit on his butt. You don't think a Democrat Union hack like Foley planned on actually working did you? He is hoping he can double-dip and get both his disability pay and the Sheriff's pay.
Not Oz

Leominster, MA

#2 Oct 31, 2010
It's called Insurance Fraud in most states. Only in Massachusetts is it okay to go out on Medical Disability and be allowed to "work" at another job fulltime.

God thing being Sheriff is such a joke you can do it with a bum ticker! Why isn't this part of the Department of Corrections anyway? You wan to save money, get rid of it and consolidate all the waste.
Concerned

Fitchburg, MA

#3 Oct 31, 2010
So let me make sure I understand this correctly. Foley retired with a "heart" disability from the State Police and will get a pension of $111,920 annually. Yet he's well enough to take on another job as sheriff so he can get a second pension. This is the kind of stuff that is driving us to bankruptcy in this state. He should be asshamed of himself.
blew balls

AOL

#4 Oct 31, 2010
this is just a case of another egomaniac jackboot wearer..who feels he is superior to the system...contribute ? seriously..just take what you "earned" fish, golf and volunteer..oh, and donate 20% of your earned haul to charity. Then maybe, just maybe people and your self will feel better about your place in society. Guilt will eat you up sir.
Resident

Babson Park, MA

#5 Oct 31, 2010
If he's no longer "disabled" he can start paying taxes on that income just like the rest of us. And it is "income".
I did not

Fitchburg, MA

#6 Oct 31, 2010
Know this fact....Lost my vote...So what if his heart condition changes for the worse...will he step down and collect another disability? Easy to give up 30k a year in money when your collection over 100K from disability. So it comes down to buying your way in??? I bet he would not be offering the 30k reduction in pay, if he did not the disability check. It like warren buffet running for president and saying he'll not take a salary. Buying votes is not the character I thought of Foley...something stinks here. I do not know how I could justify voting for him now. Although I do think he was a great prospect.
abner9418

Wellesley, MA

#7 Oct 31, 2010
The Republicans are fanning the pension issue because they have nothing to offer. Compare the qualifications of the candidates. Also, did Foley make any back room deals with the primary losers?
can you

Fitchburg, MA

#8 Oct 31, 2010
believe all these articals about Foley in one paper? VOTERS call it like you see it. Plan and simple.
The Facts

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#9 Oct 31, 2010
Evangelidis or "EvangeGlodis" as he's now called has made Foleys pension the focal point of his whole campaign, to say different is a lie. Lew has made a deal with Glodis to let him continue to run the jail, he hasn't and wont deny this, ask him. Lew will do anything to get this job, anything.
JIm

Fitchburg, MA

#10 Oct 31, 2010
Even if its not illegal, it's unethical and is another example of what's wrong with the political system today.

If you are no longer disabled, go out on regular retirement and pay your taxes
An Observer

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#11 Oct 31, 2010
Well Lew was once a prosecuter putting them away. Foley was once an investigator bringing them to the prosecuter. Neither of these guys have worked much in the field of corrections. Foley way back when but doesn't sound like an administrator in it. So my point is, vote for the one you like because as a corrections expert they are equal.

With the pension issue, Foley to me has tarnished his former distinguished reputation.
The Facts

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#12 Oct 31, 2010
Vote for the person with the "Qualifications", you know who that is.....
The Facts

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#13 Oct 31, 2010
abner9418

Hudson, MA

#14 Oct 31, 2010
JIm wrote:
Even if its not illegal, it's unethical and is another example of what's wrong with the political system today.
If you are no longer disabled, go out on regular retirement and pay your taxes
Unethical is the dirty deal Lew made with primary losers.
one who knows

Fitchburg, MA

#15 Oct 31, 2010
The Facts wrote:
Evangelidis or "EvangeGlodis" as he's now called has made Foleys pension the focal point of his whole campaign, to say different is a lie. Lew has made a deal with Glodis to let him continue to run the jail, he hasn't and wont deny this, ask him. Lew will do anything to get this job, anything.
There was no deal made with Glodis, end of story!! Lew is a decent man who says he can make things better at the jail for the people who work there. This is just another of foley's henchmen trying to discredit Lew. I can't believe that Foley calls it a pension! It is a "DISABILITY RETIREMENT". This disability is paid for directly from the state , not his pension fund. Do your homework and stop promoting double dipping.
one who knows

Fitchburg, MA

#16 Oct 31, 2010
abner9418 wrote:
<quoted text>Unethical is the dirty deal Lew made with primary losers.
You must have one of those cushy jobs and are afraid of losing it. Don't you remember the same lies that Glodis told 6 yrs ago? Oh sorry I forgot ,you must be a Foley mule!
Evangaglodis

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#17 Oct 31, 2010
one who knows wrote:
<quoted text>
There was no deal made with Glodis, end of story!! Lew is a decent man who says he can make things better at the jail for the people who work there. This is just another of foley's henchmen trying to discredit Lew. I can't believe that Foley calls it a pension! It is a "DISABILITY RETIREMENT". This disability is paid for directly from the state , not his pension fund. Do your homework and stop promoting double dipping.
That's a good one, after Lews deal was exposed he cancelled the big debate, whats that tell you?
Lunenburg

Maynard, MA

#18 Oct 31, 2010
abner9418 wrote:
<quoted text>Unethical is the dirty deal Lew made with primary losers.
Abner the ostrich. Foley is in your face stealing from the taxpayers and he chooses to attempt a flaccid deflection by pointing fingers at the other guy. Reminds me of two kids playing "I'm rubber you're glue". Flaccid Abner can make unsubstantiated accusation till he is blue in the face...Foley is caught red-handed taking free cash.
Evangaglodis

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#19 Oct 31, 2010
A vote for lew is a vote for the good old boy network. Lew is the imcumbent politician, out with the bums!!
The real truth

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#20 Oct 31, 2010
Lew has made the Foley pension the one and only key factor in his campaign. To say he hasn't is a bold faced lie, please do you research and you will see that Tom Foley is not only the far more qualified person, but he's the one that always speaks the truth. Ask Lew to his face if he made a deal with Glodis, and watch him dance.

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