Congress returns to public pension battle with new bill

There are 14 comments on the Reuters story from Apr 18, 2013, titled Congress returns to public pension battle with new bill. In it, Reuters reports that:

Congress is again joining the fight over public pensions, as a Republican Representative on Thursday pushed a bill to require state and local funds to give more accurate information on their assets and to bar the federal government from bailing them out during a financial crisis.

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Rem223

Madison, CT

#1 Apr 18, 2013
It`s about time!!!! We should bailout no one, no unions,no businesses,cities,or states. They should be held accountable for their own debts and stupidity.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#2 Apr 18, 2013
Rem223 wrote:
It`s about time!!!! We should bailout no one, no unions,no businesses,cities,or states. They should be held accountable for their own debts and stupidity.
You are absolutely right.
CBOW

East Berlin, PA

#3 Apr 18, 2013
It may actually enact accountability for hiring more staff than they can afford. Private enterprise can't afford to hire 3 people to do the work of 1 person, why does gubmint feel the need to tax us to support their inept attempts at a pseudo-business atmosphere?

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#4 Apr 18, 2013
Rem223 wrote:
It`s about time!!!! We should bailout no one, no unions,no businesses,cities,or states. They should be held accountable for their own debts and stupidity.
Obama was hoping to get the gun bill passed before you came to that conclusion.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#5 Apr 18, 2013
Is it the "Tiger Woods cheats in the Masters and got Caught bill"?
Sheik Yerbouti

New Hope, PA

#6 Apr 18, 2013
When I left state government they hired two people to do my job and I thought the job was the easiest I had ever had! I got tired of the office politics and after being the victim of affirmative action four times I want back to the real world where productivity counts! States should have never spent the money earmarked for pensions in the first place!

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#7 Apr 18, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
When I left state government they hired two people to do my job and I thought the job was the easiest I had ever had! I got tired of the office politics and after being the victim of affirmative action four times I want back to the real world where productivity counts! States should have never spent the money earmarked for pensions in the first place!
Life isn't fair for sure sometimes, but when it is stacked against you with incompetants, it does make the blood pressure rise whether it's male or female.
Gravediggers

West Palm Beach, FL

#8 Apr 19, 2013
The people of the USA need more information on the pension funds of federal employees.

Let's get those details on politicians pensions.

Politicians get a higher percentage on their pensions because they held an elected office and That's even at a local level in your municipality.

Your commissioner, your mayor, "Special Risk" employees get higher pensions than the common folk.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#11 Apr 20, 2013
"You're going to have these bumps in the Road"___Barack Benghazi
Eric Gustafson

Newport News, VA

#12 Apr 21, 2013
Rem223 wrote:
It`s about time!!!! We should bailout no one, no unions,no businesses,cities,or states. They should be held accountable for their own debts and stupidity.
You're a little late to the party. Where were you when former President George Bush nationalized the American Automobile and Financial industries in America?

Now the Republican Agenda is cutting Seniors, Veterans and public service workers, such as the Emergency responders killed in Texas from public pensions to preserve the special Bush Tax Entitlements to American Millionairs and Billionairs.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#13 Apr 21, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a little late to the party. Where were you when former President George Bush nationalized the American Automobile and Financial industries in America?
Now the Republican Agenda is cutting Seniors, Veterans and public service workers, such as the Emergency responders killed in Texas from public pensions to preserve the special Bush Tax Entitlements to American Millionairs and Billionairs.
ka ka
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#14 Apr 21, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a little late to the party. Where were you when former President George Bush nationalized the American Automobile and Financial industries in America?
Now the Republican Agenda is cutting Seniors, Veterans and public service workers, such as the Emergency responders killed in Texas from public pensions to preserve the special Bush Tax Entitlements to American Millionairs and Billionairs.
These old timers are expected to develop amnesia. It's part of their faulty dna.
Rem223

Madison, CT

#15 Apr 23, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Obama was hoping to get the gun bill passed before you came to that conclusion.
I came this conclusion with the GM and AIG bailouts
Paula

Wilmington, IL

#16 May 2, 2013
Rem223 wrote:
It`s about time!!!! We should bailout no one, no unions,no businesses,cities,or states. They should be held accountable for their own debts and stupidity.
Are you kidding me? WE put this money in. It is OUR money. This is a far cry from a bailout. Its more like a robbery! The state basically STOLE OUR money and now they have you, the public, believing that somehow it was OK. You need to get your facts straight.

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