Why does the Florida Chamber of Commerce want to lie to you about pensions?

This was on their Facebook page, Did You Know: Florida
taxpayers cut a $500 million check to cover the unfunded liability costs of
pensions for government workers. 

Detroit’s bankruptcy, helped in large part by
the city’s pension crisis, is the latest indicator that Florida MUST TAKE
ACTION or face serious consequences. Consequences DETROIT knows all too well.

First of all, traditionally many public sector workers took lower wages in
exchange for a pension. Next two years ago when Tallahassee took three percent
of teacher’s (and other public sectors workers) wages, they said it was to shore
up the pension but instead they used it to balance the books and finally
Florida’s pension funds is one of the best around and amazingly healthy.

will tell you what though, if you want to pay me the nation’s average in salary
for teachers, a 14 thousand dollar raise for me, as a 12th year
teacher, I would gladly take it and provide my own pension.

Shame on the chamber of commerce, for misleading and trying to scare people. Shame on them.  

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