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Thursday, February 26, 2009
"Krieger suggested that if all those receiving PERS government retirement gave up 8-10 percent, it would almost wipe out the deficit. Oregon is the only state in the union that pays 100 percent of insurance costs for employers. He states he is not against government workers at all, but thinks most folks would be willing to give up something in the recession to help so we can make it through this difficult period. "
I don't know what planet Mr. Krieger cruises on, but he is blowing smoke out his ass (forgive my language, but this just infuriates me no end). My advice to Mr. Krieger is to chat-up former Senator Greg Macpherson to find out what happens to legislators who decide to go up against PERS retirees and PERS active members. He isn't against government workers but then basically slams them against the wall with this comment that "Krieger has noticed the government does not do a good job when they have to make cuts. They go on as though things are OK. " I say bullshit Mr. Krieger! You don't know what you're talking about. Try being a government worker for a day, or two, or a week. We've got thousands of readers here who might want to correct your lying and dissembling anti-public employee attitude. Just remember Greg Macpherson when you come up for re-election in District 1. That's around Gold Beach in southern Oregon. You folks reading from down there ought to make sure you end this guy's legislative career on the grounds of gross stupidity.
I have to remind myself that we're into the second month of "silly season". This is the second month of the Oregon Legislature. Legislators with no intelligence and nothing to recommend them for future service usually come up with these dumb-ass ideas about now to gain some headlines. Fortunately, most of these guys end up in obliquoy. Sayonara Representive Krieger.