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Mr McClellan has made an excellent analysis of the ASRS Defined Benefit Pension Plan. Unfortunately, this topic has become a political issue, and therefore, Facts are not allowed in the conversation. The only thing that makes the ASRS plan a Cadillac Plan is its plan health (not to be confused with health plan), and that plan health is a direct result of Paul Matson's leadership and team.
Thank you Mr McClellan for a thoughtful, accurate, FACTUAL, neutral analysis.10 months ago
So let me get this straight. I pay into the system my hard earned cash. I work 20 years. I get 42% of my pay ( less if I insure my wife). And I cannot work, even if it is the day after because it is immoral?!?!?! REALLY!?!?!?!
The whole basis of your position is based on a term that isnt even correct. You keep using Double Dipping to convey immorality, a crime and it isnt. You even question the morality of people trying to get by
Where were you when the state went to a wage freeze? Increased costs and deductions from our pay, which is far lower then the private sector. You seem awfully silent on that. Apparently those in the education field are payed too much. Well you get what you pay for sir, and we are at the bottom of the country in ranking for education.
I guess youre gonna picket Walmart because they hire retirees too. They are double dipping from the Federal programs (social security). How immoral of them to try and survive!
How dare those old people work! I question your sense of morality sir and I find its application highly convenientDec 21, 2010
So it is immoral that reitrees work at Wal Mart? I know the benefits they receive. The average benefit is 40-50% of their previous income. Wow, what criminals, how immoral of them. To think with the cost of health care these sinners are actually working! Dec 21, 2010
There is No Such Thing as double dipping. People keep throwing out this term like it is an illegal act. Both ASRS AND!!!!!! Social Security allow retirees to work after they start their pensions. The Governments recognize that Pensions are a decrease in pay, and there is a need to supplement that pay. Especially since Retiree Health Care is so expensive, or all the have is Medicare and the gaps are incredible expensive on a Pension.
People who are ill informed making statements like this dont help the situation. By your standards, people who work at Wal Mart are double dipping. Or are we going to be "selective" and pick and choose who is allowed to work after retirement now?
I wonder if many of you realize that any employer cannot even ask if they are receiving a pension, or decline employment because of it due to EEOC regulations? All those employers would get sued if they denied employment because someone was receiving a pension. Remember, that age group is a protected class under Federal Law.Dec 21, 2010