For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Californians for Retirement Security
Republican Lawmakers Play Politics with Pensions Rather than Seeking Real Solutions
Following is a statement by Dave Low, Chairman of Californians for Retirement Security, on the politically motivated fist thumping by Republican lawmakers:
SACRAMENTO - "It's unfortunate but predictable that some legislative Republicans are more interested in rushing to play politics with the issue of pensions than in providing long-lasting solutions. It is particularly disappointing that conference committee member Senator Walters, who has uttered nothing but empty sound bites during the committee's deliberations, is so eager to brush aside the concerns of her Republican Assembly colleague on the conference committee about the Governor's proposal as well as experts from around the nation and throughout California who have proposed alternatives to the Governor's plan. Unlike Senate Republicans, public workers whose retirement security depends on wisely-crafted legislation believe that the bipartisan conference should improve the Governor's proposals instead of rubber stamping them."
Californians for Retirement Security is a coalition representing more than 1.5 million public employees and retirees.
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