Tuesday, February 2, 2016

WDT: Paper Says Patty Plate Out of Line

      Senator Patty Ritchie voted for a bill that limits municipalities from unilaterally cutting health benefits to retirees....Call it "Sampie's Law" and it makes some sense. In their most vulnerable years, retirees don't need their social contract broken by lawyers looking to undo what was done in good faith.
      Now the argument can be made to stop offering these benefits on hiring or offering benefits with more employee cost sharing, but frankly I agree with the Senator that those who have achieved whatever they get in retirement shouldn't have to wallow in some ex post factor shaming.
      Now the Times doesn't like that the Senator took this stand. Classic example of those who are all set wanting to change the rules for those trying to get by.
Watertown Daily Times | MYOB: Ritchie tells constituents to butt out when asked about a vote

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

See you at Pete's?

Anonymous said...

B.S. Jeff.

Sutton and his cohorts knew damn well what they pulled was illegal as hell, yet they did it anyhow.
It was dirty politics from the beginning.
As a taxpayer in A Bay, I shouldn't have to bear the burden of this groups' malfeasance.

Anonymous said...

Just put them on Obama's ACA like the rest of us.

Juston LaJoie said...

See you at Pete's WTF is that suppose to mean?

Anonymous said...


If you kiss the right one anybody will help you get what you want.

Anonymous said...

Give Sampie what he deserves........................The Key to the gas pump..

Alex Bay Taxpayer said...

Double Dip B S

Was it also Sampie's law Jeffrey that allowed him to fill up his and his wife's car in the same day at the town barn at the same time he was getting a mileage check reimbursement monthly from us taxpayers. Mileage rates are set by the IRS and they include gas as well as maintenance. And I'm sure he was honest with the mileage figures he turned in just like Mrs. Peck was honest with the dump revenues she deposited that totaled $45,000.(give or take $1500 ) annually for over 10 years. Funny thing, the year after she left the dump revenues soared to $87,000. annually. A big bunch of crooks that finally can't steal any more taxpayer dollars or gas thanks to the voters !

Anonymous said...

Exactly true for any contract negotiations as in the City's case. When over the years you have acted in good faith to enter into a contract with employees, then what makes it right to later pull those mutually contractual items from them? Many things are given up during contract negotiations to have, except, or achieve something by both sides.. Isnt it right to allow those achievements and not pull them or try to pull them once they are granted? Just wondering what the difference is, but again, I see our state senators and assembly see the picture and know how to care for their employees and retirees.

Anonymous said...

Unions can not negotiate for Retirees once the employee has retired.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

Who is kidding who ??

Anonymous said...

I voted for Pattu in the past. Won't happen again. Ever.