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I'm a Higher Ed state employee. I'm so grateful to have the PERS system. Something like PERS should be available to all citizens in Oregon and nationally.
Human dignity and respect should be shown to all people when they can't work or must retire. I also feel that decent health care is a human and civil right. We desperately need retirement systems for all, and a Medicare-for-All style health care system.
The wealthy and the largest corporations must begin paying their fair share of taxes to help the human village, the composite of all citizens of our nation to live a good quality of life with adequate health care and livable retirement income.
A great way to fund human rights such as health care and retirement income is to restore the tax cuts that people like GW Bush have given to the super wealthy.
That's why we need a YES vote in January on Measures 66 & 67. The tax fairness measures are a modest (some would say miniscule) tax increase on the largest corporations AND for the upper income individuals and couples. Everyone, inluding big corporations and their outrageously paid executives need to start paying their share and be thinking about helping the least among us to have a decent quality of life.
The same wealthy folks who don't even want to tolerate a tiny tax increase are usually the same people who are on Social Security when they don't need to be. So many of those wealthy and selfish voices are the same folks who have no use for public employees and continually trash and ridicule state workers.
The PERS system has been adequately managed and is the precious nest egg for tens of thousands. Politicians and anti-government critics must be met with firm resistance to any plans that will try to tinker with PERS benefits in the near or distant future.
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