Statements about Retirement

"Tourism and retirees are the dominant economic engines in our state."

Says Paul Ryan "tried to change the whole game" for Social Security

"This (Independent Payment Advisory Board) board can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments so Washington can fund more wasteful spending."

"Today, you can't rely on (the retirement fund for public employees), it's not funded."

"In (Sen. Marco) Rubio's state of Florida alone, Social Security lifts more than -- count it -- a million people out of poverty."

"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."

Says Florida's pension plan faces the same long-term funding problems as Social Security.

"No one in the private sector gets unlimited accruals of vacation and sick leave."

"We are the only state in the country that state employees don't contribute [to their pensions]."

"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."

State pension fund staffers "lost billions. Then Sink gave them bonuses."

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