Arciero bill takes aim at pension perks

Feb 5 2009

Arciero bill takes aim at pension perks

By Matt Murphy, The Lowell Sun

"There is no public purpose," said Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. "These people have earned a good pension that they will be able to collect at age 55. I don't think there's any rationale that they should be able to collect a pension in their 40s." Widmer said most of the people who take advantage of the law do not actually retire, but go on to other well-paying jobs.
 
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