Florida Supreme Court Sides With State In Pension Appeal

Florida Governor Rick Scott

Florida Governor Rick Scott

In a defeat for law enforcement offices, firefighters, teachers, and other public employees the Florida Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the State’s decision to force employees to contribute 3% of their pay to their pension fund.  This was done not to shore up the pension fund, but to fill a budget hole.  For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below:

01/17/2013 - Florida Supreme Court upholds law requiring state workers to contribute 3 percent of pay to state pension plan

01/17/2013 - Court sides with state in retirement battle against state workers

03/16/2012 – Appeal of pension law ruling going to Florida Supreme Court

6 comments

  1. Finally Scott gets SLAPPED

  2. I paid between 8% and 10% of my salary toward my municipal pension for 30 years and never complained so why the uproar over 3%? I don’t think that demanding a completely free taxpayer paid pension is reasonable in todays economy.

    • It isn’t reasonable to fail to give a state or county worker a raise for 5 years either, you narrow-headed, shallow thinking moron! Why do you think that measly 3% hurts so much? I work for the county and In the last 6 years, I have not gotten even one raise, In fact, I have lost that 3% Rick Scott took from me and my family. That’s why it’s reasonable to demand a free pension from these bastards who milk us for all we are worth!

  3. BILLY,
    I CAN’T ADD ANY MORE TO THIS COMMENT BECAUSE YOU SAID IT ALL ! OK SO LET’S SEE, TAKE, TAKE, TAKE!! NOW THEY WANT TO TAKE BACK OUR TAKE HOME CARS BECAUSE OF THE MORONS AT THE SUN SENTINAL WHO CAN ONLY FOCUS ON THE BAD THINGS COPS DO.

    RON, HOW MANY YEARS AGO DID YOU PAY THAT? LET ME GUESS, 15 YEARS AGO??? TIMES HAVE CHANGED, GET REAL. LOOKS LIKE THE DROP WAS A GREAT DEAL!

  4. Did we miss this part?…”This was done not to shore up the pension fund, but to fill a budget hole.” I’m one of the guys affected by this, and at first I didn’t mind the 3%, when I thought it was going toward my retirement. It’s not. We’re basically being taxed an additional 3% over other citizens because of the jobs we do.

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