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Old 06-25-2017, 11:35 AM   #4861
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you can also take the Charlestown ferry with the 1A.
Best four bucks you can spend on a nice day.
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:48 AM   #4862
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MBTA proposes to slash retirement benefits......

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...5kL/story.html
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:37 AM   #4863
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I don't understand why they don't just start putting future employees into the state fund following the same rules as all other state and municipal workers. It's still very generous while being far more fiscally responsible than what they do now.
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Old 06-26-2017, 09:04 AM   #4864
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I don't understand why they don't just start putting future employees into the state fund following the same rules as all other state and municipal workers. It's still very generous while being far more fiscally responsible than what they do now.
If future employees are moved to a different fund then there will be nobody paying into the current system. This would set the T up on a better financial footing decades in the future, but until we get there we'd have to come up with billions to cover the benefits of all the current employees for their lifetimes.

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“He’s taking Social Security away. Let’s call a spade a spade,” O’Brien said. “I don’t know why he preys on the most vulnerable people, which is senior citizens.”
That is some of the worst kind of rhetoric. The T's pension fund does not affect senior citizens in the general sense, it only affects senior citizens who have T pensions. And senior citizens who have T pensions are far from "the most vulnerable people".
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