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Locals got spoiled with low pension costs during boom Your Jan. 24 editorial states that pension costs for New York state’s local governments and school districts are “high relative to historic levels for two reasons: more-generous benefits and a decade of mixed stock market returns.” You neglected the most important reason, in my judgment: the state comptrollers of the time sharply cut pension costs for state and local entities during the 1990s’ stock market boom. ...

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January 27, 2013
6:38 a.m.

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Sure George we could do that and then maybe you can visit all the sites where people survived an assault or even death because they had a weapon. You can explain to those
people how they would still be uninjured if they simply had lived in the same fantasy world you do. If you're happy having the police stop by your house after you're either beaten or killed then that's fine. What gives you the right to force the same fate on me? That would be the first amendment right? That must be one you agree with!

January 28, 2013
3:38 p.m.

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Robert V. Pandori: how did YOU earn YOUR right to vote? I didn't need to work for mine (although I did sort of pay for it by serving 6 years USN), but instead, if was just given to me because of luck in where I happened to be born.

Granting citizenship to those who where CHILDREN and dragged here by parents - most of have grown up considering themselves Americans is only right. No so with those who were adults when they illegally crossed the borders, and I feel that we should end much of the bi-lingual nonsense. All that should be printed in non-English should be notices of a warning of something that endangers life or limb, and directions to find classes in English and citizenship.