A reform plan to solve teachers’ pension problem once and for all | Opinion

somerset-county-director-jack-ciattarellijpg-734d8c01280cf4bbBy Jack Ciattarelli For decades, Trenton politicians from both parties have shied away from providing real long-term solutions. We can’t afford to wait any longer. Why are pension systems for municipal and county employees, as well as the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System, all solvent? Because the employer pension contributions to these systems are funded by…

Posted: August 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Opinion, Pensions | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “A reform plan to solve teachers’ pension problem once and for all | Opinion”

  1. SanchoPanza said at 10:54 pm on August 29th, 2015:

    That is some “plan.” To renege on decades of promises to thousands of dedicated public workers. Whatever this guy’s credentials are, they don’t include living up to commitments. That puts New Jersey in the basement class with Greece and Puerto Rico.

  2. Scott Neuman for Congress said at 10:15 am on August 30th, 2015:

    Typical hack attacking the poor but no mention of overpaying GOP DEM buddies for their services. Wall Street racks in state fees over and above the norm, takes what should be the pension money, and this guy blames the poor.

  3. Tom Stokes said at 4:38 pm on August 31st, 2015:

    And what happens to seniors living in these communities? How about changing the entire funding methodology of the schools – off residential property tax and onto an income based system. One or two seniors living on a fixed income, are becoming more and more an endangered species.

    There needs to be a “user” fee also, so that parents, while their children are in the public school system, have some responsibility for the funding as well.

    The entire educational system needs to be reviewed in a non-political effort to improve the entire system, not just its funding.

    What about a county-wide school system for more efficiency and economy of scale? (Fewer top administrators – superintendents and business admins)

    The length of the school “year” is too short which is putting the United States (not just NJ) at a competitive disadvantage in this global economy. Frankly, our educational system is behind other countries and our economy and employment situation is reaping what we have allowed to fester and decay.

    Parents, teachers, seniors and businesses need to come together to ensure a comprehensive and effective plan for a rebirth of our educational system throughout this country.

  4. The Bayshore Bulldog said at 11:20 pm on August 31st, 2015:

    Just another RINO hack who wants to coverup for his tax-and-spend buddies in the Legislature. He’ll be primaried, like the rest of the RINOs, by a Real Conservative in 2017 and then we won’t have to hear from him anymore.

  5. Republican in name and actions said at 9:34 am on September 1st, 2015:

    Yeah he will be primaried by a “real conservative” who will lose the general election and another democrate will sit in the legislature. You have no clue.