Sorry, I don't think political operatives should be collecting ballots. There's just too much room for hanky panky.
Fun to watch you guys cut down Frank and the Tea Party. 6 years Obama has been in office. how's that working out for you? Poverty level has increased 30% since he was elected. Health care insurance and fears from it have left our economy in deeper ruin than it was. Any solutions or is it still just Bush's fault?"
Come on you're like a pack of lemmings.
Pre(Wick)er: Corrected, thanks.
Wow. Bob Walkups's tenure as mayor sure felt longer than just two years ("1999-2001")!!! Coulda sworn he had something to do with that dang streetcar back in what, 2008-2009? False memories I guess.
"Why are new employees' contributions being taken to pay existing retirees in the first place?" That's because that's the way defined benefit pensions work. Existing employees pay into a trust fund that throws off interest to pay retirees. Its not a problem with the system-its how they work.
"The other problem that stems from the first is horrible mismanagement. The trustees of the pension should bear some responsibility. Why aren't they being sued or prosecuted?" Since you sound so knowledgeable perhaps you could tell us some examples. Tucson Supplemental Retirement System's books are open, its CAFR's are frelly available online, and their meetings are open to the public. I'm attend many-never seen you at one. Perhaps you can tell us what TSRS's unfunded liability is. Or even explain what it means. Or maybe you're just a reactionary right wing troll.
"By cutting off new employees from paying into the existing system, the money to pay those obligations will have to come out of the general fund"
Why are new employees' contributions being taken to pay existing retirees in the first place? That's one of the problems with the system. The other problem that stems from the first is horrible mismanagement. The trustees of the pension should bear some responsibility. Why aren't they being sued or prosecuted?
Letting individual employees manage their own retirement (with auto-enrollment for the stupider ones) makes more sense. That way we don't have pensions being used as political chits by Tucson's corrupt city politicians.
Hey Mr. Sam Smith:
Where are you from?? There are many people who live here who are from somewhere else! I have been here 47 years and my wife's family since 1919. so when did you get here??
Antenori's effort failed. 'Nuff said. Adios Frankie.
Did I forget McSally?
Lot of that going on out here. Babeau, J. Kelly, McCain, et. Al.
Frank Antenori is an import from the East. He could not get support there, so he moved to AZ. This guy has continued to tear down AZ instead of providing support. He is just a "has been" tea party member. We need to send this guy back East. He is up to no good in AZ. But AZ supports all the radicals and extremist, so they move here.
I agree with the "Horrible Mistake" part. It would be a big mistake to attack Syria. It is also a horrible mistake to start believing the far right. It is simple enough to fact check all those claims. If anything, it was a brilliant move by Obama to expose the lengths that the Far Right will go to oppose any move by him, even one they would cheer if it were McCain pulling the trigger.
NamVet, I wondered the same thing. Assad has nothing to gain and everything to lose by using chemical weapons, but the 'rebels' have everything to gain. Further, who was there to TAKE those horrible videos? But, Obama knows, because he got 60% of some group to say they thought it was Assad, so we need to bomb him. Well, truth doesn't come from popular opinion, though politicians' success seems to.
Just a few words: This is a horrible mistake.
"UPS just dropped employee spouses. Pray for the husband that had heart surgery three times, because of Obamacare he now lost his health insurance."
Why do you have to lie to try to make a point? They're only dropping spouses who qualify for insurance through their employer. Nobody is dropped, everyone is still insured.
"Although Buehler-Garcia has not yet applied for matching funds, he told The Skinny earlier this week he's past the 200 contribution threshold"
His campaign bragged about having the 200 qualifying contributions after his epic Twitter-thon, yet when he filed his campaign finance report, he had not received them. So is he lying or just bad at math?
FYI, the President may be blaming Assad, but numerous International posts state very clearly it may not be Assad but one of the many rebel factions with radical Islamic ties attempting to frame the regime and elicit action to make it easier for them to remove Assad from office. I believe Assad is a criminal and the evidence is very clear he has perpetrated many atrocities on his people. But this is an internal civil war that will become a regional clash jeopardizing Israel and all our positive work in that region. Our President seems to be too focused on Assad and not the bigger picture. Maybe some of the far right is correct in the assertion this is an attempt to deflect attention from Obama's failings. They cite the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the lack of a sensible budget, the upcoming debt ceiling issue, Harry Reid, another multimillion dollar vacation for his wife, and the list goes on. Frankly, I am beginning to believe the far right.
McCain is too busy playing videos games to be paying much attention during the hearings. I wonder if he isn't displaying senility in his attachment to the rebels in Syria. Maybe it is PTSD from his time in Hanoi.
July 2013 update: The allegations against Miller have been investigated by the elections department and Miller has been cleared of any wrong doing! Hellon and McDaniel were simply bitter losers who could'nt accept that they got beaten by a better candidate.
Please. No more Republican governors. Time to entire the 21st century.
The government delaying and denying jobs is the real fraud. Too bad most Tucsonans don't care about the welfare of their fellow citizens,...unless it's simply a welfare check. This town is controlled by brain dead socialists that can not find a solution to any problem, and lack the guts to admit it.
So downward we spiral.
What evidence do you have Rosemont is a fraud?
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