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Re: “Letters

The Vatican should bail out Italy.

Posted by joecitizen on 11/10/2011 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Letters


Yes, you'll have a gun....or several. But you won't have:
a job
a house
reproductive choice
unemployment compensation
workers' compensation
social securiy
privacy rights
affordable energy
clean water, air, food
freedom to pursue HAPPINESS,
....unless happiness, is a 'warm gun'

Posted by joecitizen on 03/11/2011 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Letters

Certain politicians are trying to turn average citizens against eachother, set A blaming set B for the economic woes of this country, because they receive $2000 more a year in retirement. Citizens need to look at our royal ruling families: corporations. After the citizens of this country helped to build all these corporations into multi-billion dollar institutions, they are then forsaken. The coporations blew them off in order to out source to cheaper labor. And there lies the problem: no jobs, no income, less revenue, less spending, and businesses go down the tubes. Nor do the corporations care if the citizen no longer has decent housing, or any housing, nor do they care if your pensions go down the tubes. In this global economy, we, the citizens, are now expendable. My America? My America can't survive when the top 2% income holders control 98% of the resources.

Posted by joecitizen on 02/24/2011 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Letters

I am a retired PERA member. I was grossing over $60,000 when I was working. I had 18 years in PERA when I found it necessary to go into early retirement. I only clear, after taxes and insurance, $1770 a month. ***When I was working, my PERA payment per paycheck every two weeks was $360...that's over $700 a month. Compare that to social security paments!!*** That is why I get a little more than a person on social security.

I do have Pera premedicare, but I can only afford the catastrophic plan, with a $6000 deductable. If I opted to receive the same kind of insurance I had while working, it would cost between %500 and $600 a month. I am just hoping to make it ok till I get to 65 and can go on medicare.

I have been retired since August 2009 and have not had a cost of living adjustment yet.

When I reach the age of 62, I can begin to collect some social security for the other 25 years of my life's work. But due to WEP, I will only be receiving 1/3rd of the amount due me. This is because I have income from PERA. The last I checked, that would mean I will receive about $350 a month from social security.

So what is everyone's problem with this?????

Posted by joecitizen on 02/24/2011 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Health to pay

Just to let you know, I am a PERA retiree...with 18 years in, and I had to buy 4 of those from PERA when I sold my house because of lay-off fears. Now I have no house. But I do receive a wopping $1850 a month from PERA. That is all I get after taxes (single) and insurance (only $130/month because it is catastrophic....$6000 deductible...all I can afford). So you citizens that are out there thinking you are suffering due to my wonderfule your expense...think again!!

Posted by joecitizen on 08/17/2010 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Local MMJ community grapples with HB 1284

Why is it better/safer/legaler for someone to own a gun than pot? Would you rather be approached by someone toting a gun or toking a joint? Would you rather find a gun or a pipe hidden in your kid's bedroom? If owning a gun makes you feel better, why can't I own an ounce of weed? The right to the pursuit of happiness belongs to all Americans!

Posted by joecitizen on 05/13/2010 at 10:34 AM

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