Heavy reliance on tourists and seniors -- maybe too heavy
"Tourism and retirees are the dominant economic engines in our state."
Voluntary accounts for younger workers
Says Paul Ryan "tried to change the whole game" for Social Security
This song is badly off key
"This (Independent Payment Advisory Board) board can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments so Washington can fund more wasteful spending."
It's funded better than many other states
"Today, you can't rely on (the retirement fund for public employees), it's not funded."
Liberal think tank looks just at benefits, not taxes
"In (Sen. Marco) Rubio's state of Florida alone, Social Security lifts more than -- count it -- a million people out of poverty."
Investment return could make a difference
"A recent study revealed that, across the nation, taxes would have to be increased by an average of $1,300 a year just to support the currently unsustainable public employee pension systems. In Florida, that dollar figure translates to $813 a year."
Pension has problems, like most others, and needs change
Says Florida's pension plan faces the same long-term funding problems as Social Security.
It's rare, but 'no one' misses the mark
"No one in the private sector gets unlimited accruals of vacation and sick leave."
More and more, states are asking their employees to pay
"We are the only state in the country that state employees don't contribute [to their pensions]."
McCollum and Crist were in charge, too.
Republican Party of Florida
"Newspapers say Florida made bad investments, lost hundreds of millions of dollars, billions in pension funds lost. Who was in charge of Florida's investments? Alex Sink."
The number is wrong, and the money isn't gone
State pension fund staffers "lost billions. Then Sink gave them bonuses."
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