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Is the state employees' concessions package a good deal for CT taxpayers?
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ric bee

07/31/17 AT 08:37 AM
Are you asking this with a straight face?

07/25/17 AT 08:13 AM
Public sector unions should be forbidden. The other side of the bargaining process (Taxpayers) is not truly represented by temporary politicians with incentive to buy votes using our money. The state now needs the flexibility to cut way over-generous benefit packages and to cut employees in favor of outsourcing many tasks. This lousy agreement keeps the status quo for 10 years with barely a dent made in the current deficit with concessions. Total mismanagement and cronyism.

07/25/17 AT 08:13 AM
This is a BAD DEAL for CT taxpayers and needs to be re-negotiated! This does little to solve the current crisis and extends the current misery another 10 years- totally UNACCEPTABLE!. WE need permanent solutions not band aids. The CT legislature and governor needs to finally do what's right for the state and taxpayers and not the state employee unions. And you wonder why unions from other states come to Ct and ask, "Wow...how are you able to get such generous benefits...show us how to do it."

07/25/17 AT 08:13 AM
Backdoor boon for Unions. Imaginary savings now for EXTENTION of terrible deal for the taxpayers. Do the right thing and get the entire house in order

07/25/17 AT 08:13 AM
We'll be having the same exact conversation in 10 years.

07/25/17 AT 08:13 AM
Start by treating employees in the public sector like the private. Nothing is assured like state benefits and jobs. As for retirees, if you get a pension and free healthcare AND you chose to leave the state then start taxing these benefits. They were provided assuming the employee and family would stay here and spend these dollars. You want to go elsewhere and pay nothing, then sorry, the benefits are taxed here, where they were originated. Oh, and am I worried about your backlash, I believe you don't vote here so the politicians are not worried about you.

07/25/17 AT 08:13 AM
This deal will continue to hamstring the state for another decade. Retiree health obligations need to be removed. The state simply can't afford them. Private industry removed those obligations many years ago.

07/25/17 AT 08:13 AM
Union benefits still way to generous compared to private sector in CT.

07/25/17 AT 08:13 AM
This deal should not be extended until 2027, that is crazy. We need a legislative solution. This shows us even more that the public unions on all levels need to be phased out.

07/25/17 AT 08:13 AM
NO! Who ever heard of guaranteed employment! This just breeds more inefficiencies. If there is no danger of getting fired, what's the incentive to work? Should have at least required them to work a full 40 hours like everyone else! Raises should be based on performance. Guaranteed increases forces higher taxes. Privatize more of the state functions and you'll see better performance at a lower cost.
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