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Thursday, January 11, 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown said legal rulings may clear the way for making cuts to public pension benefits, which would go against long-standing assumptions and potentially provide financial relief to the state and its local governments.

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'Brown said he has a "hunch" the courts would "modify" the so-called California rule, which holds that benefits promised to public employees can't be rolled back. The state's Supreme Court is set to hear a case in which lower courts ruled that reductions to pensions are permissible if the payments remain "reasonable" for workers.'

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If it has to be then it has to be, start with all the retired politicians, SC Justices, etc. They are living on extravagant pensions, same with the U.S. pension system. Don't cut 1 dollar from former workers who paid in for their entire working lives and are limited in the amounts they receive by how much thay paid in. Start with the politicians, Always start the cuts with the politicians. That should be the new mantra of working class Americans. ExPresidents, Senators, Governors, Congressmen, etc. should all see their pensions cut or eliminated before $1 is taken away from any SS recipient. We paid for our pensions unlike the politicians who just gave themselves big helpings of our money.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-11 08:49 AM | Reply

Why don't you only vote in individuals who are for cutting politicians pensions? Better yet, have them pay their pension income directly back into the treasury to make up for the taxes the government decided to let individuals keep to invest as they please and not be wrapped up in the U.S. Governments poorly maintained pension system!

#2 | Posted by HeuristicGratis at 2018-01-11 08:59 AM | Reply

"Why don't you only vote in individuals who are for cutting politicians pensions?"

I could support that, too bad though that so many of our leaders are so rich that pensions are pocket change for them.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-11 09:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just raise taxes.

State taxes in CA top out at 13% or so. Lots and lots of room for an increase.

But I agree with Danno. Start with the politicians.

#4 | Posted by madbomber at 2018-01-11 11:52 AM | Reply

They need to work harder to find a solution that kicks the can down the road, so long as it can be limited to only screwing over the millennials. --Current and soon to be retirees.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-11 11:55 AM | Reply

"They need to work harder to find a solution that kicks the can down the road, so long as it can be limited to only screwing over the millennials. --Current and soon to be retirees."

Boomers pre-paid our own retirements by doubling SS taxes during Reagan's Presidency. That's where the SS Trustfund came from. Don't blame us for Republicans unwillingness to increase the amount of income subject to SS taxes which we did back when Reagan was President. We could make SS solvent for infinity by use of just that on method. So, just run along and continue your stupid efforts to change what is a class war into a generational war. You're completely predictable, straight Republican talking points just repeated over and over without thought or even understanding. Your job is to just mindlessly repeat.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-11 12:12 PM | Reply

This article was already posted, and discussions are going on in this thread.

#7 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-01-11 12:56 PM | Reply

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