By Jeb Bladine • President / Publisher • 

Pseudo-reform idea has 'Gobbler' status

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Michael Tubbs Sr

"...."fix PERS"...."

There ain't gonna be no fix'n PERS, not as long as the 800 pound vampire in the room is itself calling all the shots. The insatiable beast won't stop sucking the life-blood out of Oregon until it has collapsed every source possible.

Don Dix

The Public Entitlement Retirement Scam will eat it's young to protect the paycheck -- and out of the other side of their mouth they will pretend they care.

Michael Tubbs Sr

As far as a House Bill goes, Jeb, just which one was it that made it a Class A misdemeanor to distribute cocaine without a medical prescription in the State of Oregon?

Obviously, it should be apparent to anyone but a blinking idiot that products containing manipulated Nicotine, so as to further enhance a tobacco products addictive qualities, is, every bit as harmful as 'crack' or powder cocaine to the human body, if not, more so.

Don Dix

Just yesterday, Tina Kotek (House Speaker), who supports SB882, visited the Republican caucus to explain her version of PERS reform. When asked why she wasn't allowing hearings on any other PERS reform bills, Kotek said, 'This is the only bill (882) the House is going to produce. I'm personally not open to any changes'.

What! Oregon is in financial trouble and the speaker is injecting personal reasons to explain her stand! And this attitude from one who promised 'transparency and collaboration' if elected.

As predicted, the Oregon Demos are frightened by the prospect of losing union election support if they approve any bill that actually resembles any PERS reform. That certainly wasn't the tune back in early November, was it?

Oregon needs legislators that are not manipulated by public unions (or support union-written bills). Left to their own agenda, the unions will consume Oregon's budget until there is no more.

It's that selfish attitude that got us to this point, and the same attitude that will bankrupt the state.

To the unions -- how will you purchase those 'golden parachutes' (PERS) when the account is empty -- steal from one another?

troy prouty

in the article..

"fix PERS” in great measure by delaying $350 million in"

It reminds me of a Federal law in 1954 I believe that allow some companies to pay taxes owned without penalty over a 30 year period. Thus why someone companies pay it off over a 30 year period, the government (lack of funds) borrows money at 7% interest to cover the lost during that period. By the time it is actually paid.. We might even be losing money as a Nation from the deal. not cool..


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