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Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

I am often reminded by my neighbor how adamant I was as a new neighbor about Pennsylvania being a poor choice for a permanent place to call home because of the enormous pension and health-benefit obligations stacking up for the bloated public sector's employees.

I moved to Pennsylvania in 1981. It was obvious that the private sector was quickly doing away with defined-benefit pensions and that, soon, many who lacked their own pension income would be driven to support overly generous public-sector pensions and health care.

I am neither an actuary nor an accountant, but I am able to use common sense to evaluate obvious fiscal outcomes, and clearly we do not have a state government that is able to do the same.

Michael L. Little

McCandless

 

 
 


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