More public union employees busted

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    Can we just end public employee unions already? Enough is enough!!!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/n...1-billion-lirr-disability-scheme.html?_r=1&hp

    10 Arrested in $1 Billion L.I.R.R. Disability Scheme

    "By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
    Published: October 27, 2011

    Eleven people, including two doctors and a former union president, were charged on Thursday in a “massive fraud scheme” in which hundreds of Long Island Rail Road workers made false disability pension claims that could have cost a federal pension agency about $1 billion, according to court papers.

    The disability claims made by the seven people who are accused of obtaining their pensions fraudulently were in stark contrast to their lifestyles, according to the complaint. One of the defendants, Gregory Noone, who receives $105,000 in pension and disability payments each year, plays tennis several times a week and played golf more than 100 times in less than a year despite supposedly suffering severe pain when gripping objects with his hands, bending or crouching, the complaint said.

    Another defendant, Regina Walsh, an office worker for the railroad, who collects $108,000 a year in pension and disability payments and complained of significant neck, shoulder, hand and leg pain when standing for more than five minutes, was seen under surveillance shoveling heavy snow and walking with a stroller for a long period of time, the complaint said.
     
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    You mean these all American Union members were defrauding the taxpayers.

    Color me shocked!!!
     
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    Yeap there are scum bags everywhere in society.

    Im glad these scum were caught and are going to jail.

    Im also glad unions and union workers throughout history have ended child labor, and given us things like the 40 hour workweek, vaction time, overtime pay and many of the other things that made a middle class possible in this country.


    The real question is why do the right wing nutters hate the advances unions have given us?
     
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    Because we'd all be a lot better off if we made less money.

    "Prosperity Through Lower Wages!"
     
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    Its really getting to the point where they have NO LEG to stand on in their arguments.

    The right wing base has lost its mind.
     
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    Always stealing from the rich.....
     
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    Always???????


    would you like to prove that claim you nutter?
     
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    So workers should work for free?
     
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    we dont hate the advances at all.

    But we recognize that we now have laws to ensure all of the things unions advocated years ago.

    But you are a hack so I cant figure out why I even read your childish gibberish.
     
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    Nope.

    They should work where they want to work.

    Please tell me of a NON UNION company where the employees are forced to work for free.
     

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