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stated on February 12, 2022 in an ad
“Under Greg Abbott’s leadership, Texas is putting taxpayer dollars into Chinese companies.”
stated on February 17, 2022 in a rally.
Virginia is "one of only a handful of states that actually taxes our veterans’ retirement.”
stated on April 13, 2020 in on social media
Politicians “receive full pay retirement after serving 1 term!”
stated on March 24, 2020 in a campaign ad
Says Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus bill includes “tax credits for solar and wind energy … retirement plans for community newspaper employees … $300 million for PBS … climate change studies” and more.
stated on November 19, 2019 in an interview
Says a study projected that a pension buyout program he expanded would save "billions and billions, potentially $25 billion."
stated on August 30, 2019 in an interview
"We’ve got 600-plus police and fire pensions Downstate that are on the cusp of insolvency because they don’t have the revenues that they need to be able to keep those pensions going."
stated on March 8, 2019 in a tweet
Says Trump administration is "raiding money" from military service member pensions to pay for the border wall.
stated on December 31, 2016 in an op-ed in the (Springfield) State Journal-Register
The status quo led the General Assembly to reduce pension payments four straight years starting in 2005, costing billions of dollars as the delay in contributions essentially borrowed from pension funds at a very high interest rate.
Leslie Geissler Munger
stated on September 15, 2016 in a Chicago Sun-Times editorial board debate
"My opponent… was on both the city of Chicago payroll and the state of Illinois payroll simultaneously, taking full salary, funding her full pension benefits both as a city worker and as a state worker for 10 years."
stated on October 26, 2015 in press release
Georgia is one of the 10 most tax-friendly states for retirees.
stated on September 22, 2015 in a speech
Every general City of Milwaukee employee "pays toward his or her pension, but approximately 88 percent of our police officers and firefighters do not."
stated on July 26, 2015 in a tweet
Wisconsin's pension system is the "only one fully funded in the country."
stated on June 30, 2015 in a tweet
"Chris Christie has led New Jersey to a record-breaking 9 credit downgrades."
stated on March 31, 2015 in a talk in Austin
"Half of all Americans have less than $10,000 in their savings account."
stated on October 9, 2014 in a TV commercial
Gina Raimondo "paid 70 million in taxpayer dollars to millionaire hedge fund managers."
stated on October 19, 2014 in a television commercial
Seth Magaziner "plans to spend billions more of your money."
stated on October 5, 2014 in an interview on WLNE's "On the Record"
"I was speaking out on pension reform almost 17 years ago."
American LeadHERship PAC
stated on October 8, 2014 in a TV commercial
"As mayor, [Allan Fung] raised taxes three times."
stated on September 30, 2014 in a Providence Journal-WPRI debate
"We have a retiree that is collecting a $17,000 paycheck a month . . . tax free."
Vincent "Buddy" Cianci
stated on September 21, 2014 in an interview on WPRI-TV's "Newsmakers."
"In 2001 and '02 . . . we had the pension system funded at (the) 100% level in that year, and we did for two years at that point."
Fact-checking Fried, DeSantis claims about Florida’s investments in Russia
By Yacob Reyes • April 7, 2022