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Forum Post: Libe(R)ta....er Wallstreet vs Pensions

Posted 11 months ago on Aug. 27, 2013, 10:44 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Contracts......the cornerstone of libe(R)tarianism, matter at differing rates.

Guess who's contracts get short changed?

"The debate over public pensions shows clearly the contempt that the elites have for ordinary workers. While elites routinely preach the sanctity of contract when it works to benefit the rich and powerful, they are happy to treat the contracts that provide workers with pensions as worthless scraps of paper.

We see this attitude on display currently in the Detroit bankruptcy proceedings. It is even more clearly on display in efforts by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to default on the city's pension obligations."

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18395-pinching-pensions-to-keep-wall-street-fat-and-happy

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[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

But Detroit's emergency manager, Kevin Orr, thinks a constitutional guarantee is just a joke that you tell people to trick them into working


So, that's what his major malfunction is.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 months ago

His major dysfunction, is that he's a teabagge(R)/libe(R)tarian lawyer, that doesn't care about laws. so he crushes them wherever, whenever he can.

Besides, that's just a measly State constitution, it's not legally binding like the contracts he defends.

Judges can be paid to shred it's provisions to the little people.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 months ago

the darkest of recent years in san diego government

was the sell out of city employment pensions

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 months ago

So they sold out the 99% ahead of time?

That would be an interesting story, do you have a few links to why it was done and what happened to those affected?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 months ago

Same as always

they find someone who abuses the system

then use that as an example to destroy the system

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 months ago

broke ass lobyist means only the rich will have time to loby

here's the wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego_pension_scandal?veaction=edit

note: the ballpark project was not popular

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 months ago
[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 months ago

we call them jobless recoveries

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 months ago

He calls it a paycheck.

Just be sure not to mention the philosophy behind it.

http://www.alternet.org/economy/ayn-rand-and-republicans

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 months ago

Libertopians are so damn cool. All the worlds a chew toy. Moronic jack asses.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 months ago

Tax payer paid pensions for lobbyists, whilst they gut them for people who actually busted their asses for 30 years or more.

Ain't libe(R)topia grand?

http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/item/18160-where-s-the-outrage-some-lobbyists-get-taxpayer-funded-pensions-in-20-states

[-] -2 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 11 months ago

Stop electing the rich to manage your life.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 months ago

I know that's what you've been doing in Florida all along.

We've been trying not to do that here in Michigan. A fact that you've completely ignored and still are.

Do some work in your home community.

Inform the World, as to what Mr. Scott has done and is still doing, instead if ignoring it.

Charity begins at home.

Think Global, act local.