Exceptions are treason, espionage
"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."
— New Jersey
Payments still short by billions
Says Chris Christie "has refused to fund pensions by billions of dollars," and got legislative approval to begin "properly funding pensions" in 2018.
This claim’s off by $1.3 billion
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."
Debunked yet again
"The Republicans just voted last year to end Medicare."
A payment, not ‘the payment’
"And by the way, when I was governor, I did make the payment into the pension fund."
Payment is scheduled
"(Chris Christie) has not paid one dollar of state money into our pension system, and then states that the system is broke."
New retirees, larger pensions
"The average state pension, including managers, is $23,000 a year; and just $14,000 for local government workers."
Weakened, not destroyed
Says the state’s pension and health benefits reform includes "the destruction of public sector collective bargaining rights."
Bankruptcy doesn't mean zero balance
"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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