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State reform agenda fails; there's lots of blame to go around

July 7, 2013

Pennsylvania has a state budget for another year. But not much else. Gov. Tom Corbett went a disheartening 0-for-3 on the three major initiatives that were supposed to accompany this budget....

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mikekerstetter

Jul-07-13 5:23 AM

"The result is a continuation of a pension system that can't be economically sustained without draining money from needed state programs in the future."

There is nothing in the Pension Reform that will eliminate the need to fund the pensions as they should be and must be by PA law.

Switching everyone to a 401, even if you could switch current employees to a 401, does not eliminate the bill for past years. Switching new employees to a 401 does nothing to pay the past bill. And if the Government decides to take a holiday from paying it's bill, as it did with the current system, you will be in the same boat with the 401 people; owing money to them when they retire that was supposed to be but never was put into their account.

The real answer for the problem is for the Government to pay the bill, and for the taxpayer to hold them responsible for their past mistakes to ensure they don't make them again.

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Premier

Jul-07-13 7:39 AM

Anyone wanting a good laugh should go to the Lock Haven Express opinion website and read the TLE from State Rep. Stephen Kinsey who is the Democratic state House representative representing the 201st Legislative District of Philadelphia County

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MrShaman

Jul-07-13 7:54 AM

I'd hate to see this sophomoric-rant lose it's momentum!

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"There was supposed to be..." WMDs!!

I guess we can see when this whole trend started!!!

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(Yeah...if I really worked at it...even I could attain T-Bagger status!!)

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