Ah, unchallenged economic and political domination of a city by one wealthy individual?Nirvana. Funny how people of a certain political persuasion will welcome tyranny if it is imposed in the name of their personal, chosen ideology. It is an ideology often based on a combination of ignorance, meanness and bitter anger.
Bach and Co. never had any intention of complying with the process in State law for leaving PERA. The reasons are:
(1) They wanted to pay nothing to make PERA whole, and they harbor a deep ideological hatred for the very existence of PERA.
(2) They could never have gotten the required 65% majority vote of affected employees.
(3) They could not get PERA board approval without paying an exit fee. (See #1 above)
They thought that they could possibly steal the money from the sale that was specified for PERA through cynical legal maneuverings. They may yet succeed. They are powerful, ruthless and heartless, and it isn't over yet. There are wealthy national players involved who would love to win a signature victory here.
Tehon Tech - The only ones who can retire at 54 are those who were hired in a previous, bygone era. Anyone hired in a PERA job in the last 7 or more years cannot retire without severely reduced benefits before age 65. People either don't know this or choose to ignore it because it doesn't fit an agenda. Also, PERA people get no social security.
Oh good ...... the Colorado Springs crazies are coming out to feed. The funny thing is these poorly educated, right-wing losers wonder why no lucrative, high-profile businesses have any interest in relocating to this hole in the ground.
Colorado taxpayer - In what way are you paying for his retirement? Also, are you seriously wishing him an early death so that he will no longer collect a public pension? I've learned in my two years here that there are many narrow minded, sick SOBs in this little town, but you must be one of the very worst.
The arrogance is strong.
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