WOMAN: I’m horrified. I’m sickened by what’s going on at the Times.
MAN: They would take $350,000 between 65 and 85. $350,000 is a lot of money! $350,000 is worth fighting over.
WOMAN: This does mean a threat to what I thought my retirement era was gonna look like.
WOMAN: Even if it’s like a couple of thousand of a month or whatnot, at least it’s there for me in my old age (snickers), if I… Hopefully I won’t find myself, you know, scruffling [sic] around looking for a cardboard box to work in, for God’s sake.
WOMAN: If the pension was not frozen and I worked here 30 years, I would collect $58,000 a year until the end of my life. If the pension is frozen, I will collect $15,000 a year. I would be one of those elders covered in the Times who’s living on food stamps!
MAN: What am I gonna do? Am I gonna eat cat food and am I gonna move in with my kids? Am I gonna commit suicide? It’s a very ugly choice to stick people with.
To me this is kind of funny. I mean look at this. The New York Times, and their reporters, are now getting hit with the “CUTS” that they were so against when it came to Wisconsin and other places. Now they are getting hit with those same cuts because the paper they work for can no longer afford to pay the things that the liberals always say has to be paid. You know, work for thirty years and get a full pay pension that pays you for the rest of your life, even though your not working? For a great explanation of this, Rush put it best:
Welcome to the real world, New York Times reporters.
This is happening all over the world, and you know why? For those of you at the New York Times: It’s happening because of policies you’ve supported and people you’ve endorsed! You have brought this about with your own reporting. You’ve brought around your own future with your own reporting choices and your own votes and support of candidates and liberals who have broke the bank! It’s almost safe to say you deserve this. This is what you have advocated your entire journalistic lives.
But to me this is so instructive. Another teachable moment. Around the world and in this country, union benefit packages are unsustainable — particularly those offered to people who retire and are no longer working. You can’t pay ‘em for their health care for the rest of their lives. You can’t pay ‘em 80% of full salary the rest of their lives.
When they can retire at age 45, when they can retire at age 50, you just can’t do it with the actuarial tables. It’s what brought down General Motors. It’s going to bring down every city government and state if they don’t do something about it, which is what Scott Walker brilliantly fixed in Wisconsin. And the unions there are livid, and that’s why the recall election. But it’s happening in Greece, it’s happening in Spain, it’s gonna happen in the UK. It’s happening everywhere. It’s happening our little town here in Palm Beach. They’ve had to make all kinds of changes in the contracts with the police and firemen, ’cause it’s just not sustainable.
Especially in this economy. There just isn’t the revenue to pay people who aren’t working anymore! “But, Rush! But, Rush! The deals were made!” Yeah, they were, but what good’s the deal when there’s no money? What good’s the deal when the business bankrupt and out of the business. What good’s the deal when the city defaults? There has to be, that favorite word of people: Compromise. The unions don’t want to compromise. Now, the New York Times is in the same situation now. They have a defined benefit plan which allows people to retire and pay them health care and salary ’til they die.
That is why this to me is funny. The liberals are now starting to get a taste of the medicine that they have been endorsing and pushing for generations now on the rest of us, and when it happened to us, they loved it. Now that it is happening to them, they don’t like it one bit. Notice how one even suggested suicide? I can’t help but smile knowing that they are finally finding out what the policies of the people they endorsed and voted for have done to this nation, and for that matter, continue to do to this nation. The reason that things are getting bad for them is because circulation is down and they do not know why. Well, they need to think about what they are feeling now, and they will see why.
So you see, my friends, they are starting to learn what they have brought about, and yet, when things get better, as they will when the Conservatives take over, all this learning that they are going through now, will fall by the wayside and they will fall back into their liberal ways. That is why the liberal democrats have to be voted out of office. And the republicans left will have to do the will of the people, like they are supposed to do. The elections in our future have to set this nation on the right path. We do not oust the liberal democrats, we have no one but ourselves to blame for the demise of this great nation.
May God Bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country
God Bless America, Bless all Americans, and bless us to start using more common sense.