Blame Game Rebuttal
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- With the news of the courts upholding the state pension agreement, I like the way private sector non-union, non city/state workers cry how it's unfair that a portion of their taxes are going to the pensions of current and future retirees...
Where's the outcry for your taxes going to the countless welfare mooches that Don't and refuse to find meaningful employment?? Why are workers who made a contractual agreement with the government years ago your enemy? How would you like it after 20-40 years of employment (if you could stay with one company that long in the private sector) the company just changed the rules of your beloved 401K leaving you with a fraction of what you were expecting or nothing at all? You at least can collect Social Security...I can't.
I've said it before... If anybody is jealous or hateful of careers that promise a pension, guess what? You could have applied for these jobs too... Positions of Police officer, Firefighter, Garbage worker, Streets and San have all been hiring over the years...did you submit an application? Did you prepare for the power test? No. Maybe they weren't glamorous enough, maybe you were chasing that million-dollar-a-year career, maybe you laughed at the idea because "Fuck the police" or "I'm not paying into a union"... For many I know, the ability to get high on weed and/or do other drugs took importance over the thought of cleaning up your act and staying drug-free for 20+ years.
When that promise of an exciting life-long- career as a coffee barista or warehouse worker doesn't work out as you planned, don't go attacking public service positions because of their pensions, remember, you had that choice once upon a time. Workers in these pensioned careers have ALL contributed their "fair share" to the pension system, along with paying taxes like you, it's the politicians who misused the money THEY were supposed to contribute, if they had contributed as planned this shortfall wouldn't even be an issue.... Yet our public servants are the enemy because they one day expect the meager income they signed up for and what was promised to them???
I hope you were wise and financially savvy enough to make better financial choices with your retirement money than the politicians made with mine...
That seems to cover quite a bit of it.