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Guardian Rips Press For PERSI Slant

The COEUR d’ALENE PRESS ran a Saturday story that looks to us like it was planted by someone within the Idaho state government aimed at getting government worker retirement raised–or to draw attention away from the political abuse of the system. The GUARDIAN doesn’t know where this story came from, but it is a self serving skewed look at PERSI. The state retirement system is a huge scam abused shamelessly by former legislators and elected politicos of all stripe! They “serve” for years on boards, commissions, and public offices that pay a token amount like city councils, legislature, and part time public jobs. Then they get appointed–or elected–to jobs worth $80,000 and their retirement is based on the highest 42 months/Boise Guardian. More here.

Question: What do you make of this provision in the PERSI system that allows former legislators and elected officials to retire with fat retirement checks?

HBO Poll: Textbooks Offer Propaganda

  • Tuesday Poll: 91 of 143 respondents (64%) agreed w/Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation that school textbooks in this country are intentionally slanted to reflect a political bias. 35 of 143 (24%) disagreed w/Hoffman. 17 of 143 (12%) were undecided.
  • Today’s Poll: Boise Weekly columnist Bill Cope considers Libertarians to be loony. What do you think?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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