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Is this true?

Original post made by Deanna, Bonde Ranch, on Jul 14, 2011

My husband and I just relocated to Pleasanton from Cincinnati Ohio. One of our neighbors here is a retired Livermore teacher and she was telling us that her pension is higher than the amount of money she was making when she retired 6 years ago. Additionally, she said she subs now and again and picks up even more money. Is this true or is she spinning a tale?

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Posted by Unfortunately yes
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

It could be true. It is true for many city, county and state government employees.

Welcome the the state of Dysfunction - AKA California!

Just keep this in mind when the public employee unions ask you to vote yes for raising your taxes.

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Posted by Salem Redux
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Oh boy, if this is true, we need to gear up for another witchhunt. Let's expose these bespectacled old biddy school teachers who spew Karl Marx with the one hand while picking our pockets with the other. Something needs to be done. We might begin by starting a shadow file on all posters who oppose the witchhunt. Next comes the bean counting. Then we're off to the races!

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Wow. You just moved here and your neighbor, who just happens to be a retired Pleasanton teacher, told you all about how much her pension is and how she is "scamming" the city by being a paid substitute teacher! How ironic. Give me a break. BEWARE OF FAKE POSTS MEANT ONLY TO STIR THE POT.

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Jul 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm


Yeah, I smiled too when I read the post. It has a really fake smell to it. Pretty pathetic what some people will do.

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Posted by could be true
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2011 at 5:50 pm

While it is not likely that a retired teacher would exceed a working salary in just a few years, it is absolutely a fact that retired cops and fireghters do. They can retire at age 50 with 90% of the last year's spiked earnings for life. In many cases they get a substantial pay raise at their age 50 retirement -- and they keep getting raises for the rest of their lives. Even if they take another full time job.
The 3% at 50 rules has to go. There also needs to be a change that will offset, dollar for dollar, any earnings after retirment against taxpayer funded retirement benefits.

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Posted by ardent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Fake post. But myyyyyy story is true. My neighbor confessed to me that he knows who created all the problems in the world, as well as historically from the year zero - Obama and he's in cahoots with Cantor! OMG! I didn't know what to do.

Okay, this was meant to bring levity to our daily lives. Do I hear a big OH RAH!

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Posted by Salem Revisited
a resident of California Somerset
on Jul 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Prepare to ready the stake and pyre to persecute these witches who poison our children while robbing us blind. Are we going to tolerate these tsunami-causing unfunded liabilities?

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