'Double dippers' fought legislation

'Double dippers' fought legislation

There are 55 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from May 2, 2009, titled 'Double dippers' fought legislation. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Both Gov. Bill Richardson's office and the state Attorney General's Office have declined to specify what led the governor to veto "double-dipping" legislation last month.

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Superdude

Albuquerque, NM

#41 May 4, 2009
AFD Medic wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, they earned their pensions so who cares if they continue to work!
Ok AFD medic, then give up your job so one of these double dippers can take it. Put your money where your mouth is and you might see how unfair it is.
JML

Santa Fe, NM

#42 May 4, 2009
In know for a fact that John Denko Cabinet Sectary for Department of Public Safety is actually triple dipping. He retired DPS as the chief of state police, and then he retired from the city as chief of city police. And now he has been the Cabinet Sectary for DPS for years. He gets and keeps these jobs because of his monetary contributions to Richardson.
hopeandfaith

Memphis, TN

#43 May 4, 2009
Whathe wrote:
They all are shamelessly consumed by corruption.... Richardson just incurs the most focus.
Correct.....he is just in the spotlight right now. Others, looming in the darkness hoping the light shines elsewhere.
Has

Cerrillos, NM

#44 May 4, 2009
New Mexican wrote:
I agree..let's post the e.mails sent to King and Richardson. List all the names of the double dippers...note that they do not pay any more to the pension fund.
I want to be proud to be a New Mexican.
this been done? i haven't seen an e-mail or the list of names of the double dippers and their salaries. Who's in charge of posting the e-mails sent to King and Richards and also posting the names and their salaries?
Marcus P Cooper

Phoenix, AZ

#45 May 8, 2009
Has wrote:
<quoted text>
this been done? i haven't seen an e-mail or the list of names of the double dippers and their salaries. Who's in charge of posting the e-mails sent to King and Richards and also posting the names and their salaries?
Who cares?
Superdude

Albuquerque, NM

#46 May 9, 2009
Who cares? Go live in Russia or China if you don't care. I care because I am an American.
Not in Tempe Az

Gilbert, AZ

#47 May 12, 2009
New Mexican wrote:
I agree..let's post the e.mails sent to King and Richardson. List all the names of the double dippers...note that they do not pay any more to the pension fund.
I want to be proud to be a New Mexican.
My husband's boss is a double dipper. My husband has been in that department for just over a year (he took a lateral transfer into a different field, so he's entry level in this office) and he already does the job for himself, his double dipping superior, and his co worker who has been sitting in that office rotting away for the past 8 years. His boss makes $150,000 a year and doesn't even know how to use the program required of the state of nm to DO the job. I know that may not be typical, BUT it is a prime example of money dwindling on useless employees. The reason they come back to the state is because they know they can get the job , as they already have experience, and more importantly Croneys, and they know that they most likely couldn't keep up to the pace expected of them in a private business, as the majority are has beens. They should all be fired, and go people greet at Wal_mart.
LasVeganNM

Las Vegas, NM

#48 Mar 18, 2014
Common Sense wrote:
Pensions are meant for people who work, contribute to a pension fund then retire. OK. These people did that. But what private company would EVER continue paying a pension to someone who returns to work? None! If these people want to return to work, they should either suspend their pension and return to government work or keep their pension and find work in the private sector. The article mentions that these double dippers don't contribute to the pension program .... why not? Heck, if I could retire, get a bunch of money from the government (oh- excuse me - I mean from the taxpayers), return to get another government paycheck (funded by the taxpayers), in essence get double money for doing the same amount of work, well it would be very appealing ... but the taxpayers are being cheated, they are paying for loopholes in a system that is already corrupt. No wonder the state is in the RED INK. Greed is more closely associated with big business and wall street - I think GREED is the middle name of politicians!
Dear Mr. Red,
Have you ever thought it over that some people don't what to work, or never have learned how, for the most part double dippers know and understand there responsibilities at work.
LasVeganNM

Las Vegas, NM

#49 Mar 18, 2014
Dear Mr. Red,
Have you ever thought it over that some people don't what to work, or never have learned how, for the most part double dippers know and understand there responsibilities at work.
LasVeganNM

Las Vegas, NM

#50 Mar 18, 2014
redlightcamerasbite wrote:
Dear Double Dipper:
give someone else a chance. If you need to come back to work im sure there is a private company you can work for.
I dont think it is fair that these people are allowed to come back to public service.
Dear Mr. Red,
I feel everyone has an equal opportunity to work, although some don't want to work, and I feel if I am in good health and able to work why should I have to look for work else where when I left my previous job in good standing, if you qualify for the job whether its with public services or not everyone has the right to work where they like.
LasVeganNM

Las Vegas, NM

#51 Mar 18, 2014
Dear Mr. Red,
I feel everyone has an equal opportunity to work, although some don't want to work, I feel if I am in good health and able to work why should I have to look for work else where. I left my previous job in good standing, if you qualify for the job whether its with public services or not everyone has the right to work where they like.
LasVeganNM

Las Vegas, NM

#52 Mar 18, 2014
LasVeganNM wrote:
<quoted text> Dear Mr. Red,
Have you ever thought it over that some people don't what to work, or never have learned how, for the most part double dippers know and understand there responsibilities at work.
Well obviously you don't know that double dippers also have a pension deduction that they will never get to see.
LasVeganNM

Las Vegas, NM

#53 Mar 18, 2014
Well obviously you don't know that double dippers also have a pension deduction that they will never get to see.
LasVeganNM

Las Vegas, NM

#54 Mar 18, 2014
Susan wrote:
Does anyone know if the double dippers will pay into PERA and Retiree Health Care or will they just take their l00,000 an year salary?
Yes they do and will never see that money.
LasVeganNM

Las Vegas, NM

#55 Mar 18, 2014
Yes they do, and they will never see that money that has been taken.

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