Statements about Retirement
"There’s 21 congressmen and senators that have been convicted of felonies that still get their retirement, even in jail. They don’t have to wait until they’re 65."
Says Chris Christie "has refused to fund pensions by billions of dollars," and got legislative approval to begin "properly funding pensions" in 2018.
Says pension contributions under Gov. Chris Christie would represent "75 percent of the total contribution made between the years 1995 and 2010. That's right, in 15 years, total state contribution was only $2.1 billion."
"The Republicans just voted last year to end Medicare."
"And by the way, when I was governor, I did make the payment into the pension fund."
"(Chris Christie) has not paid one dollar of state money into our pension system, and then states that the system is broke."
"The average state pension, including managers, is $23,000 a year; and just $14,000 for local government workers."
Says the state’s pension and health benefits reform includes "the destruction of public sector collective bargaining rights."
"The firefighter and police officer pension system is not headed for bankruptcy, far from it. That’s because New Jersey first responders -- fire fighters and police officers -- have never missed making payments to the retirement system."
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