Posts Tagged ‘ pension ’

The Hypocrisy of the Public Union War

Sep 6th, 2011 | By
The Hypocrisy of the Public Union War

Robert Robb, an AZ Republic editorial writer, recently wrote an op-ed piece in favor of ending the privatization of city transportation services. That’s not exactly a shocking premise except when one considers the source, Robert Robb, a strict conservative who extols the role of smaller government. More astounding still was the fact that Mr. Robb

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Heroes or Leeches? Debating Public Safety Wages

Jun 2nd, 2011 | By
Heroes or Leeches? Debating Public Safety Wages

Over the last year, I’ve listened as certain council members and other Phoenix residents have claimed wages for our public safety workers are too high. I’ve read the letters to the editor lambasting pension benefits as well as the op-ed pieces claiming payroll is outrageously excessive. I find it all less than amusing and highly

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Thank you, Governor Brewer

Apr 19th, 2011 | By
Thank you, Governor Brewer

With all the craziness that has hallmarked Arizona’s current legislative session, there’s been little cause for celebration. But yesterday evening, smiles and cheers rang through the state, and we have Governor Brewer to thank. It’s unusual for me to praise Governor Brewer. We have differing ideas about immigration reform and education funding, among other things.

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Ending the Blame Game: The Other Side of the Pension Story

Apr 12th, 2011 | By
Ending the Blame Game: The Other Side of the Pension Story

Based on everything I’ve read or watched in the local news, I’ve gathered our state pension problems, specifically the problems with the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS) are the result of cushy retirements… greedy fat cat cops and firefighters milking the system while the rest of the workforce deals with unemployment and dwindling 401Ks.

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