Statements about Retirement
"Of our 98,000 teachers who are K-12, over 53,000 of those teachers today are over 50 years old."
"Not one dime gets added to the deficit because of Social Security."
Says "$1,100 of the tuition paid by every Oregon university student annually goes just to pay the costs of PERS."
Knopp says he upheld a campaign promise not to join the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
Members of Congress can "retire with the same pay after only one term" in office
"If you and I fail to defund ObamaCare now, some 16,000 new IRS agents will be begin prying into our private medical records, eyeing each and every one of our treatments and prescriptions for "violations’."
"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."
Romney’s Medicare plan was estimated to "cost the average senior about $6,000 a year."
Defends his vote to push "retirement age to 70" by saying he is for "a process" that would not be fully implemented until "around the turn of the century."
Says Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan support "massive cuts in Social Security for future generations."
Says Paul Ryan "tried to change the whole game" for Social Security
Says Barack Obama "robbed Medicare (of) $716 billion to pay for ... Obamacare."
Says Paul Ryan's budget relies on the same $700 billion in savings from Medicare that Mitt Romney and other Republicans have been attacking Democrats about.
Medicare insurance premiums will be rising to "$120.20 per month in 2013 and $247.00 per month in 2014."
Says Chris Christie "has refused to fund pensions by billions of dollars," and got legislative approval to begin "properly funding pensions" in 2018.
"In Galveston, Texas, they have allowed people to privatize part of their Social Security. And people are building wealth."
"Over the past five years the federal government has paid out $601 million in retirement and disability benefits to deceased former federal employees."
Says "I am happy to decline PERS so that the County can save over $68,000 over a four year term that would have been paid on my behalf."
"In 1950, the average American lived for 68 years and 16 workers supported one retiree. Today, the average life expectancy is 78 and three workers support one retiree."
"This (Independent Payment Advisory Board) board can ration care and deny certain Medicare treatments so Washington can fund more wasteful spending."
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