Thursday, September 16, 2010

What's fair... it right for the Governor of New Jersey to not pay retirement benefits to those who already worked their 20 or 30 years under the promise to receive those benefits?

...only when the government created and run by those retirees was not set up to actually have the money to pay for it! The Governor is telling government workers that they have to contribute to their own retirement funds, and they have to pay a portion of their medical insurance. pay for it.

...that would be out of line, if the government employees took a lower salary for 20 to 30 years in exchange for that. But they didn't. They don't.

...I happen to know a federal government employee who was forced to move to New Jersey. In 2009, that employee paid $170 a paycheck for health insurance for a family, in Ohio. In 2010, the rate went up to $264 a paycheck. In New Jersey, it went to $376 a paycheck.

...that is $814 per month, $9776 per year. For insurance.

...I don't want to name names (Aetna!!!!) but the insurance company saw what was coming (Obamacare costs). Oh, and they announced that rates will have a sharp increase in 2010. So a 55% increase was not "sharp." Can't wait to find out what's next.

...let me make a prediction, though I can't take credit for it since EVERY Republican against Obamacare said this - NOBODY will "choose" to pay that insurance company (Aetna!) premium, and they will eventually be forced to take the government option.

(interesting side note: Look at the first clip - its a speech written for him, to try and allay the fears of most Americans, so doctors in white coats are behind him - and since he has to be on point, of course, HE READS FROM THE TELEPROMPTER. Look at the second clip, he's talking off the cuff - what he thinks, what he believes - "I don't think we're gonna be able to eliminate employee coverage immediately...")

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