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Letter: Pensioners should let next generation work

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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 7:37 am

Elected and public safety employees get increases while double dipping. School teachers and other workers have had no cost-of-living increase. Who do you think they want to cut?

Anyone over 60 who goes to work full-time should have their pension stopped while they take a job some younger person needs.

One reason for pensions was to allow others to earn a living. Social Security was changed by those who want it to fail. The way it was in 1990 encouraged people to work part-time or not at all after they reached retirement age. Now some want judges to work to age 75. Who is going to keep them awake? They will be drawing Social Security with a $145K job.

Why do we seem to only be able to fill good paying jobs with older people? Would being in the clique of good ole boys have anything to do with not wanting to change things and give modern a chance?

Start with old-fashioned, non-lawyer-trained Justice of the Peace, with people like Russell Pearce working there part-time while he was in the Legislature.

Richard T. Tracy Sr.

Mesa

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