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Old 09-23-2011, 10:23 PM
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The Next Time Someone Tells You We need to Pay More Taxes...

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Man Works 1 Day In Chicago, Goes On Leave For 15 Years, Gets $158,000 Annual Pension, Now Working For A Hedge Fund

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Old 09-23-2011, 10:30 PM
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Wish we could do that for Congress. It would be a lot cheaper than having them in session.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:57 PM
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Wish we could do that for Congress. It would be a lot cheaper than having them in session.
So true, and so f***ing depressing!
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:01 AM
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I wanted to do the fact check search on this but cannot seem to get my brain to remember the name for it.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:43 PM
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I wanted to do the fact check search on this but cannot seem to get my brain to remember the name for it.
If your not comfortable with that source, here's another one.

One-day rehiring nets former Chicago labor leader a $158,000 city pension - chicagotribune.com
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:45 PM
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I wanted to do the fact check search on this but cannot seem to get my brain to remember the name for it.
Snopes?
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:30 PM
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Chicago politics at their finest. Has always been crooked there. Wait a minute, where's our Prez from again?
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:30 AM
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A friend of mine retired from a state job in Texas after 35 years. He is drawing what I would consider a good but understandable and deserved pension.

He was offered a job with a county where he would work two years and then draw $65,000 in a pension from the county. He found this to be amazing so he looking into it.

It seems that his state employment can be combined with any other gov employment in Texas and he would then be credited with 37 years of service from the other gov branch.

He turned it down since he thought the whole deal sounded like a scam on the taxpayers, but he could understand why others might do it.
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Seems to me he was just being smart. Where's the argument that success should not be punished?
From the linked article-

"Gannon, former president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, was able to take a long leave from a city job to work for a union and then receive a city pension based on a high union salary. That arrangement is allowed under a state law signed by Gov. Jim Thompson on his last day in office in 1991, according to an investigation by the Tribune and WGN-TV."
Governor Thompson was a Republican.
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We need to pay more taxes.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:34 AM
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We need to pay more taxes.
Speak for yourself.
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We need to pay more taxes.
I don't believe you mean "we"; I think you mean "they"--meaning someone else who is not "Me".

You already have the freedom to send any extra money you wish to the federal government; it is not illegal to overpay.
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I don't believe you mean "we"; I think you mean "they"--meaning someone else who is not "Me".
I can't speak for him, but I believe that we, including me, need to pay more in taxes. Not very much more, but we are being undertaxed, IMHO.
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You already have the freedom to send any extra money you wish to the federal government; it is not illegal to overpay.
You do realize that your comment misses the point, I hope.
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:20 PM
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Seems to me he was just being smart. Where's the argument that success should not be punished?
From the linked article-

"Gannon, former president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, was able to take a long leave from a city job to work for a union and then receive a city pension based on a high union salary. That arrangement is allowed under a state law signed by Gov. Jim Thompson on his last day in office in 1991, according to an investigation by the Tribune and WGN-TV."
Governor Thompson was a Republican.
OOH, those wacky republicons, just like them to turn a loophole into a law and then jump up and down and point fingers when someone other then them benefits.

The Chicago Tribune is a right leaning propaganda rag.

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