Should teacher pensions be grandfathe...

Should teacher pensions be grandfathered?

Created by From Penn Live on Jun 12, 2011

543 votes

Click on an option to vote

yes

no

First Prev
of 28
Next Last
From Penn Live

Apollo, PA

#1 Jun 12, 2011
Dec. 11 began what could be a catastrophic era for state taxpayers. The Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania School Employees Retirement System voted to increase the employer contribution rate to 8.22 percent of payroll for 2010-11, a 72 percent increase from this year’s rate.

Those percentages will continue to climb, reaching a projected rate of near 30 percent of payroll by 2012-13 and are estimated to remain above 20 percent for nearly two decades. How much will school property tax bills increase to fund this spike and ensuing plateau? How could it harm our children’s education, our children’s school environment and other programs?

How many computers for students will not be purchased? How many new teachers will not be hired? How many textbooks will not be purchased? How many infrastructure improvements to technology or science labs will be delayed?
A Nanny Mouse

Lansdale, PA

#2 Jun 12, 2011
They would have had to if they had been paying their legal fair share for the last decade.
They refused to pay to save taxes then, now they are being forced to pay up.
Don't blame anyone but your local school boards. Period.

Imagine if you didn't pay your property tax for ten years and then were forced to pay it, plus interest. That is exactly what the school boards did.
A Nanny Mouse

Lansdale, PA

#3 Jun 12, 2011
Make that "would NOT have had to"
Walter

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Jun 12, 2011
A Nanny Mouse wrote:
Make that "would NOT have had to"
You and Stewart seem to make a lot of mistakes that should be corrected . Why now?
A Nanny Mouse

Lansdale, PA

#5 Jun 12, 2011
F off Walter. You know nothing.
Wallly World

Bethlehem, PA

#6 Jun 12, 2011
just because you copulated wih your grandfather doesn't mean we should all be grandfathered in.
A Nanny Mouse

Lansdale, PA

#7 Jun 12, 2011
Wally is the same moron as Walther. I think this wierdo has a couple dozen user names here. There can't be that many identically insane people here.
Bernard

Vandergrift, PA

#8 Jul 2, 2011




Due to overspending in the Rendell administration, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Gov. Tom Corbett have been tasked with cutting spending to close the general operating budget deficit and to create a solution for Pennsylvania's underfunded public pension liabilities.

Both political parties played a part in this pension deficit train wreck, which is coming to your mailbox via state and school district tax increases from 2011 through 2029 and possibly beyond. Rendell came into office with these pensions funded at 100 percent, but left office eight years later with them funded at 20 percent. The former governor took the difference and spent it on taking care of his political friends.
bubba

Kutztown, PA

#9 Jul 2, 2011
If the politicians hadn't broke the pension system 10+ years ago and ignored the problem until now the pension system would still be solvent. It isn't the local school boards who are at fault for the pension issues.
God

Lansdale, PA

#10 Jul 2, 2011
bubba wrote:
If the politicians hadn't broke the pension system 10+ years ago and ignored the problem until now the pension system would still be solvent. It isn't the local school boards who are at fault for the pension issues.
You mean where they didn;t force the school boards to pay what they were supposed to for the last decade?
If you don't pay your bills for 10 years what happens?
Bernard

Vandergrift, PA

#11 Jul 2, 2011
bubba wrote:
If the politicians hadn't broke the pension system 10+ years ago and ignored the problem until now the pension system would still be solvent. It isn't the local school boards who are at fault for the pension issues.
The 2.5 multiplier thanks to Gov Santa Ridge, terrible investments, stock market meltdown, all contributed to the pension disaster.
Walter

Zionhill, PA

#13 Aug 5, 2011
A Nanny Mouse wrote:
Wally is the same moron as Walther. I think this wierdo has a couple dozen user names here. There can't be that many identically insane people here.
You make it to three. What, if you opened up your head a gun would fall out . Walther is a gun moron.
John Stewart

Allentown, PA

#14 Aug 5, 2011
Sure, pass them down from genreation to generation just like welfare checks.
John Stewart Northampton

Zionhill, PA

#15 Aug 6, 2011
I called my onion reptesenatife and he said donut woryy about yur penisin . The PSEA will sell mor homes ,move more PR's in under Hut and welfarwe .

That will fix all you beavisbutheads and then youall wil haf togo on foodstamps and SSD.
John Stewart

Allentown, PA

#16 Aug 6, 2011
Walter wrote:
<quoted text>
You and Stewart seem to make a lot of mistakes that should be corrected . Why now?
Iv'e never made a mistake. I did everything just rite.
I retired at 50 on the backs of taxpaiers homes.
You just wish you were assmart and milk the system ;like I due.

We teechurs wil continu to make demands.
When you dont pay, we will take your home out from under you and sell it. You go live under a bridge someplace and my monie keeps coming anyways.
John Stewart

Allentown, PA

#17 Aug 6, 2011
A Nanny Mouse wrote:
Wally is the same moron as Walther. I think this wierdo has a couple dozen user names here. There can't be that many identically insane people here.
Youre' hear.
Carmine

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Aug 9, 2011
Open up your wallets taxpayers, not only are you going to have to pay for past underfunding of our pension, but now you will have to pay for the stock market decline caused by the Tea Party.
John Stewart Northampton

Zionhill, PA

#19 Aug 9, 2011
John Stewart wrote:
<quoted text>
Youre' hear.
Only if my PSEA rep tells me in a letter what to write and corrects my spelling. He said not to worry about losing my home or pension. No matter how far the stock drops we'll just raise taxes on the homeowner.

If they get pissed and start acting like England we'll just call in the National Guard and make Kent State look like a volleyball game.
John Stewart

Allentown, PA

#20 Aug 9, 2011
John Stewart Northampton wrote:
<quoted text>
Only if my PSEA rep tells me in a letter what to write and corrects my spelling. He said not to worry about losing my home or pension. No matter how far the stock drops we'll just raise taxes on the homeowner.
If they get pissed and start acting like England we'll just call in the National Guard and make Kent State look like a volleyball game.
FuckinA..........JACK!!
Suck on theTITS till they DROP fof.
John Stewart Northampton

Zionhill, PA

#21 Aug 9, 2011
Congratulations and sityurfaceonit

You've just one a box of red, white and blue comdums,curtesy of the PSEA .

Hope you have that fawlse sens of scurity and savti it givs yu while yur gettingscrewed by the big bois.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 28
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Pennsylvania Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Lancaster's refugee students struggle for educa... 11 hr Alien Touch 1
News One month in, anti-Trump movement shows signs o... Fri He Named Me Black... 5
News Chicago schools will keep ICE agents out Feb 24 spytheweb 1
News Chambersburg Public Opinion (Jan '08) Feb 23 martz 5
News Residents turn out for 'Hands Off My Health Car... (Aug '09) Feb 23 yidfellas v USA 350
Poll Is it time to revisit educational vouchers in PA? (Apr '13) Feb 22 lgbtq 110
Pittsburgh REALLY SUCKS (Apr '07) Feb 21 Piehahn 1,291
More from around the web