Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Well, when you have government secretaries and clerks retiring at 55 with 70k A YEAR until they die, it’s no wonder that state is a ticking time bomb.

    That’s what happens when you mix government workers, unions and Democrats in full control.

    BTW their free lifetime healthcare benefits are ironic considering it was just reported that Obama-Care will result next year in a 32% INCREASE in monthly health insurance rates for millions of Californians.

    What did Pelosi, Reid and friends call it? Oh yeah, The Affordable Healthcare Act………..Ha!

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    Texas is calling, people. Load up yer weaponry and move to the Pan Handle, or dead smack in the middle, somewhere ya can change yer pitiful CA money management problems for free range management, unregulated militia management and management of the fittest. We’ll be glad you did.

  3. nemo5012

    nemo5012 said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    and mine went up by almost $400 a month this year not due entirely to O-care however just the state trying to save a few $

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Union or state worker retirement benefits were fought for and earned during their working years and aren’t “free.”

  5. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Just like what happened with Hostess. The union got pissed when they found out there was a few million missing from the pension fund.

  6. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Well, when you have government secretaries and clerks retiring at 55 with 70k A YEAR until they die, it’s no wonder that state is a ticking time bomb.”
    It is funny that The secretaries and clerks get twice as much in retirement than they got while working. In many cases, more than twice the amount. Isn’t the retirement age of 55 for only those working in hazardous positions?

  7. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Riiiiight, because our government fully taking over our healthcare would be so efficient and ccustomer friendly.

    Have you been to the Dept. of Motor Vehicles lately?

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    “The very poor are the permanently unemployed and working poor”

    Maybe you should blame the guy who’s been in charge the past 5 years.

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    ACA Good News for Americans http://nytimes.com/2013/03/24/opinion/sunday/report-card-on-health-care-reform.html?ref=opinion&_r=0 http://opinionator/blogs/nytimes.com/2013/03/21/burgers-fries-and-lies

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The GOP is throwing major bucks at the ACA in order to tank any and all of President Obama’s programs, before they are implemented! http://opinionator.blogs/nytimes.com/2013/02/14/health-care-good-news

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Conserve a moron”: clerks and secretaries are at the GS – 5 to 7 level. A GS 12 step 6 with 32 years of service, retiring in large part for medical reasons at 55, but not a “disabled” retirement, gets $28,000 a year if married. Health insurance is now $480 a month, with raised deductibles, to cover spouse and self (same as if you had five kids), for a GROUP plan. There’s no way a “secretary” (who’s not Schedule C political appointee) makes $75 K a year on retirement.


    Now as for STATE retirement funds, might also see how much the employees pay over those working years toward a PENSION, not a Social Security SUPPLEMENT , that was never intended to be a FULL PENSION, and yes there may be higher retirement benefits. BTW, what is the cost of living in some of those areas where retirement pay IS higher?

  12. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    obamacare hasnot even gone into effect yet

  13. cwsprague

    cwsprague said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Based on what evudence do you make this claim? Or is this like one of Obama’s “It would have been worse without….?” claims? In other words, you have no way to prove it.

  14. Bob Majer

    Bob Majer said, over 1 year ago

    Hey Lisa: do another and title it ILLINOIS!!!!

  15. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    @swr

    Why would someone move away from a place with well-compensated workers? Where I come from, we call those kind of people “customers.”

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