Reforming PERS would strengthen Oregon

Reforming PERS would strengthen Oregon

There are 2 comments on the The Oregonian story from Aug 21, 2010, titled Reforming PERS would strengthen Oregon. In it, The Oregonian reports that:

Oregon is in a financial tailspin, plunging deeper and deeper into the hole. How do we climb out of this nose dive? Even as the leaders and would-be leaders of our state grapple with Oregon's budgetary "emergency' -- which, in truth, continues as far as the eye can see -- one answer is blindingly obvious: First, take your foot off the accelerator, ...

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Oregon is Disgusting

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#1 Aug 22, 2010
"PERS, remember, was created in the years after World War II, when it seemed that people who took public-sector jobs were at a disadvantage in compensation. Today, roughly 200,000 Oregonians are out of work, and nearly one in five qualifies for food assistance. In this new normal, many Oregonians feel like "have-nots," and they look at PERS beneficiaries, enviously, as "haves."


It is indefensible to be yammering about over sized public pensions when Oregon is, yet again, in the depths of yet another depression. This is typical Oregon thinking: STUPID and MEAN.
Oregon is Disgusting

United States

#2 Aug 22, 2010
Oregonians appear on the surface to be polite but underneath that thin facade are hearts made of rocks and souls made of pure, unabashed spiteful meanness.


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