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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 02:01 PM

1. As a PERS retiree, I'm certainly insulted not to mention alarmed.

Paid into PERS my entire career. Took pay cuts to insure my retirement fund would be maintained. Now pay increasing health care premiums while receiving minimum COLA each year. Pay fed and state income tax on my PERS income. Lost a bunch of money in the crash of 2008. Face the possibility of deep cuts to my Social Security and Medicare. Don't mean to sound whiney, but frankly, I am. Bad enough that so many Oregon taxpayers resent me, thinking they're funding my "free ride" through my old age. Now they want to solve the state's budget problems on the backs of me and my fellow PERS retirees and present PERS employees? Gimme a break! Tim Knopp (R) is my senator. I look forward to his "open dialogue". Have never voted for him, never will.

Thanks for this post.

Peace. Oh, and Happy 158th Birthday, Oregon!!

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