Evangelidis will breathe new life into sheriff's job - Sentinel & Enterprise

Lew Evangelidis is running for sheriff of Worcester County, and I urge everyone to support him because he is truly a breath of fresh air. Full Story
AAA

Athol, MA

#21 Oct 19, 2010
no bs wrote:
If foley gives up his DISABILITY pension I will vote for him. If I were disabled from one job and my former employer saw me WORKING at a job I CAN DO- I'd be prosecuted for disability pension fraud.
He was forced to retire from the SP numnuts. Thats what you people don't understand. And that pension is something he EARNED after 30 years of service. If the SP didn't require him to meet the high physical standards he would still be there. His disability doesn't prevent him from working it prevents him from working for the state police. Most people can claim a disability and collect Social Security, which has very strict rules. If he got shot and lost a limb in the line of duty he wouldn't be able to perform his duties as a police officer, there for he would have to go out on disability but that would not prevent him from ever working again. The law says he can work, but not as a police officer. The Sheriff s Department has didfferent requirements and standards. If the Sheriffs Department had the same requirments as the SP none of the Sheriffs from the past, Glodis included would not have met the physical requirements to do the job.
AAA

Athol, MA

#22 Oct 19, 2010
no bs wrote:
If foley gives up his DISABILITY pension I will vote for him. If I were disabled from one job and my former employer saw me WORKING at a job I CAN DO- I'd be prosecuted for disability pension fraud.
Also remember, if you were collecting disability from one job and went to work in the same occupation you may be committing fraud, but if you went to work in a totaly different occupation then it would be legal. The SP and the Sheriffs Department are two totally different occupations.
no bs

United States

#23 Oct 19, 2010
Blah blah blah numbnuts!
AAA wrote:
<quoted text>Also remember, if you were collecting disability from one job and went to work in the same occupation you may be committing fraud, but if you went to work in a totaly different occupation then it would be legal. The SP and the Sheriffs Department are two totally different occupations.
wachusett housewife

Salisbury, MA

#24 Oct 19, 2010
The American's disability act allows disable people to work.I know nurses who have collected settlements because of injuries and then go back to work as a nurse in an administrive position.
no bs

United States

#25 Oct 19, 2010
You think you're helping foley? He wants to double dip- and you think that's fine- I egt that- you have a perverted sense of "right" and "wrong". But I am not going to help you or him. Stop being so belligerent.
AAA wrote:
<quoted text>He was forced to retire from the SP numnuts. Thats what you people don't understand. And that pension is something he EARNED after 30 years of service. If the SP didn't require him to meet the high physical standards he would still be there. His disability doesn't prevent him from working it prevents him from working for the state police. Most people can claim a disability and collect Social Security, which has very strict rules. If he got shot and lost a limb in the line of duty he wouldn't be able to perform his duties as a police officer, there for he would have to go out on disability but that would not prevent him from ever working again. The law says he can work, but not as a police officer. The Sheriff s Department has didfferent requirements and standards. If the Sheriffs Department had the same requirments as the SP none of the Sheriffs from the past, Glodis included would not have met the physical requirements to do the job.
no bs

United States

#26 Oct 19, 2010
Even if it isn't illegal-IT IS STILL WRONG!!!
AAA wrote:
<quoted text>Also remember, if you were collecting disability from one job and went to work in the same occupation you may be committing fraud, but if you went to work in a totaly different occupation then it would be legal. The SP and the Sheriffs Department are two totally different occupations.
No Difference

Webster, MA

#27 Oct 19, 2010
AAA wrote:
<quoted text>Also remember, if you were collecting disability from one job and went to work in the same occupation you may be committing fraud, but if you went to work in a totaly different occupation then it would be legal. The SP and the Sheriffs Department are two totally different occupations.
So let me guess, there is no difference from sitting behind a desk running the State Police to sitting behind a desk to run the Sheriff's Office. If you believe that, I got some things for sale. Foley is saying that because he doesn't want to give up his tax-free pension for a regular retirement pension, which is taxed and will probably end up to be less. He is playing the political game that many of us in Mass are fed up with because his games are costing us all more in taxes and taking away from the cities and towns. So I am voting for Evangelidis, who isn't trying to screw the taxpayer and then trying to rationalize it.
no bs

United States

#28 Oct 19, 2010
It's wrong to be able to claim 100% disability- then work for a great salary somewhere else.
wachusett housewife wrote:
The American's disability act allows disable people to work.I know nurses who have collected settlements because of injuries and then go back to work as a nurse in an administrive position.
Bye Bye Lew

AOL

#29 Oct 19, 2010
Lew has absolutely cut a deal and promised Glodis and Bove jobs, everyone at the jail knows this.

Lew had a major meltdown at the debate at Clark, why could anybody still support him? It's crazy.

He's been destroyed by the papers this past month, please let him vanish.
no bs

United States

#30 Oct 19, 2010
Whatever.
Bye Bye Lew wrote:
Lew has absolutely cut a deal and promised Glodis and Bove jobs, everyone at the jail knows this.
Lew had a major meltdown at the debate at Clark, why could anybody still support him? It's crazy.
He's been destroyed by the papers this past month, please let him vanish.
AAA

Athol, MA

#31 Oct 19, 2010
No Difference wrote:
<quoted text>
So let me guess, there is no difference from sitting behind a desk running the State Police to sitting behind a desk to run the Sheriff's Office. If you believe that, I got some things for sale. Foley is saying that because he doesn't want to give up his tax-free pension for a regular retirement pension, which is taxed and will probably end up to be less. He is playing the political game that many of us in Mass are fed up with because his games are costing us all more in taxes and taking away from the cities and towns. So I am voting for Evangelidis, who isn't trying to **** the taxpayer and then trying to rationalize it.
There is a big difference between the jobs. You say you are fed up with political games? so your going to vote for some inexperiened, unqualified politician to run an intitution that he has never steppped foot in. You idiots don't care about the jail one bit or how it's run. I've been talking with many of my former collegues from the jail from which I was employed for 15 years and they all said Foley is one that is needed to make postive changes. They all said they won't feel safe with Lew in charge. Lew is in way over his head.
AAA

Athol, MA

#32 Oct 19, 2010
no bs wrote:
Whatever.
<quoted text>
Another ignorant Lew supporter who can't accept the fact that he is a phoney
no bs

United States

#33 Oct 19, 2010
You presume to the point of ignorance. I am anti-disabilty fraud- only.
AAA wrote:
<quoted text>Another ignorant Lew supporter who can't accept the fact that he is a phoney
no bs

United States

#34 Oct 19, 2010
Oh I get it now- YOU are also collecting a full disability pension while collecting a nice salary at a job you aren't too "disabled" to work at. Probably both are paid for by the taxpayers. I am done with you now. Make sure you vote now- I know I will!
AAA wrote:
<quoted text>Another ignorant Lew supporter who can't accept the fact that he is a phoney
Lew is a politician

Upton, MA

#35 Oct 20, 2010
For all you high and mighty people slamming Foley why don't you ask sweet Lew to show you his tax returns. For the last 8 years he has paid no federal taxes on his state rep's salary due to an obscure federal tax loophole for state rep's who live outside of 50 miles from the state house. This law is used by both democrats and republicans so that is why you never hear about it. Foley is doing nothing illegal by collecting his pension. Lew is doing nothing illegal by not paying federal taxes. If you are going to criticize Foley for adhering to a law that you don't like than you better apply the same standards to Lew. They are BOTH using the system to their advantage. Just like we all do. However, Foley has been honest about it since the very beginning. Lew says one thing and does another. Lew is a very good POLITICIAN but he is not a good public safety professional. It just comes down to who is more qualified and in the past six months I have not heard one person try and argue that Lew is. They just keep throwing out the pension to distract voters. However, none of you knew that Lew had a few skeletons in his closet. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Lew, start paying your federal taxes and refuse to take a pension just like Polito did and then you can cast stones.
AAA

Athol, MA

#36 Oct 20, 2010
no bs wrote:
Oh I get it now- YOU are also collecting a full disability pension while collecting a nice salary at a job you aren't too "disabled" to work at. Probably both are paid for by the taxpayers. I am done with you now. Make sure you vote now- I know I will!
<quoted text>
Not me, I'm just one of those people who votes based qualifications. After 15 years at the jail I know what its going to take to change the jail. And Foley is that man.
Silly Lew

AOL

#37 Oct 20, 2010
Will Lew commit to serving the full term before stepping on the political ladder once again? Will Lew take a pension? Will Lew tell us if he's paid federal taxes? Will Lew tells us if he made a deal with Glodis to give him a job? Will Lew tell us if he cut a deal with Bove too? Will Lew tell us if he worked full time as an attorney while working full time as a Rep? Why does he constantly avoid these issues? We all know why....
AAA

Athol, MA

#38 Oct 20, 2010
Lew is a politician wrote:
For all you high and mighty people slamming Foley why don't you ask sweet Lew to show you his tax returns. For the last 8 years he has paid no federal taxes on his state rep's salary due to an obscure federal tax loophole for state rep's who live outside of 50 miles from the state house. This law is used by both democrats and republicans so that is why you never hear about it. Foley is doing nothing illegal by collecting his pension. Lew is doing nothing illegal by not paying federal taxes. If you are going to criticize Foley for adhering to a law that you don't like than you better apply the same standards to Lew. They are BOTH using the system to their advantage. Just like we all do. However, Foley has been honest about it since the very beginning. Lew says one thing and does another. Lew is a very good POLITICIAN but he is not a good public safety professional. It just comes down to who is more qualified and in the past six months I have not heard one person try and argue that Lew is. They just keep throwing out the pension to distract voters. However, none of you knew that Lew had a few skeletons in his closet. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Lew, start paying your federal taxes and refuse to take a pension just like Polito did and then you can cast stones.
Lew is doing the same thing Glodis did to get elected, tell people what they want to hear. Most of the jail personel supported Glodis because they were so fed up with Flynn and his incompatant hacks, well they got change alright. Within 6 months the union realized they had made a huge mistake and wished they supported Flynn. It has already been confirmed that Lew is getting support from both Glodis and Bove that says alot right there. Lew is another Glodis, inexperienced, unqualified and arrogant.
Jim

Fitchburg, MA

#39 Oct 20, 2010
The problem is that to go with Foley, you are putting someone in office that has already been deemed unable to work and is receiving a full disability from the state now.

His allegiance to the unions has already been disclosed, and once again the taxpayers pay the bill.
Silly Lew

AOL

#40 Oct 20, 2010
Tell us why we would want to pay Lew $50k more per year than Foley, he's an unqualified career politician. Lets save $300k and elect the super qualified candidate, TOM FOLEY !!

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