Up for Debate: Council's health benefits

Monday, October 8, 2012 at 1:34am

The Metro Council is considering a bill that would eliminate a policy that offers former two-term council members the opportunity to continue to participate in the Metro health care plan for life. What are your thoughts on the policy and do you think if should be eliminated?

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232 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 10/8/12 at 2:22

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By: Captain Nemo on 10/8/12 at 4:22

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By: Ask01 on 10/8/12 at 5:32

I am still astounded these stooges for Mayor Dean are receiving $15,000 for rubber stamping nearly any project Mayor Dean and the Downtown Merchants Cabal sets before them.

I would like to propose they only receive minimum wage and for only the time they are actually attending to Metro business.

I don't care how seriously they gut the benefits for future members, but as much as I hate to say so, those already qualified for benefits and/or receiving those benefits should continue to receice the full amount promised. It pains me deeply, but to do otherwise is to violate a contract with those recipients.

I also propose we slash deeply the salaries of the Mayor, vice Mayor and every department head and their staff.

We could probably save enormous amounts of money, perhaps even enough to rescind the odious tax increase.

Yeah, kie that will ever happen.

By: Ask01 on 10/8/12 at 6:51

Sorry, shb like that will ever hapen.

By: parnell3rd on 10/9/12 at 5:24

Our city of Nashville is like Washington DC: they vote in priviledges for themselves. Until our elected government employees's impose "term limits" on all politicians, we will continue to have corruption at every level of government.

By: gdiafante on 10/9/12 at 5:51

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-04/the-real-story-about-romneys-tax-cut-plan

Interesting...

Romney's slacks must be fire retardent.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/9/12 at 6:24

Good morning.

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By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 6:36

Good morning, Nashville.

Same board as yesterday...I already said enough on this topic.

Hopefully, a new board will magically appear here...yesterday was a holiday, that must be the reason for the stale comment board.

By: yogiman on 10/9/12 at 6:44

How about bringing in a new subject up, Loner. I suggest we get in the eligibility phase of whose running for the President's office since we only have 29 days before election.

So I have a question: Why does Obama insist Romney should show his tax records but it's OK to refuse to show his papers.

Would it be acceptable to say even his toilet paper?

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 6:53

I went to the Bloomberg site that you provided, Gd. I could not resist posting this:

Mitt is Darth Evader...he evaded the draft in wartime; he evaded paying his fair share of taxes; he evaded hard, physical work; now, he is evading relevant questions about how he would govern the nation...like the Star Wars Darth, Mitt owes his allegiance to an evil emperor (Bibi Netanyahu). The GOP is telling America, may the farce be with you!

Bloomberg may delete that post...they originally banned me after only 4 posts...somehow, the banishment was reversed and now I can post on a Bloomberg site....I expect that they will ban me again.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/9/12 at 6:58

Good morning Loner, you are so ban’able.(sic)

By: gdiafante on 10/9/12 at 6:58

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By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 7:00

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/9/12 at 7:01

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By: yogiman on 10/9/12 at 7:08

Loner,

I'm afraid you're exposing your lack of integrity but making false accusations about someone when you don't know the facts.

The facts are: Volunteering for service isn't, and wasn't, required. That's why they call it volunteer. I believe you're about the same age as Romney; did you volunteer? Since we've been in one conflict after another, what 'war' was we in at that time?

You're accusing him of not paying his taxes. On what basis are you making that accusation?
Do you factually know it, or are you simply thinking it?

How about coming back into the world of integrity?

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 7:11

Dragged this post over from the Bloomberg board:

Paul, 24 minutes ago

Anyone who will accept someone as their president who refuses to identify himself whom they have no idea who he is deserves what they get. They are exposing their idiocy.

But we, who want to know who our president is, deserves proof he's eligible for the office.

Yogi is now on Bloomberg.....exhibiting his ignorance to the world.

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 7:12

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By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 7:12

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By: Captain Nemo on 10/9/12 at 7:14

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By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 7:15

Loner - Wonder if he will wither & blow away after Nov.6? I hope! I hope!

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 7:17

Yes, Cap'n I am very ban'able....some sites have not banned me outright, they just refuse to post what I submit....same effect.

I love the NCP...there is more freedom of speech here than on any Israeli site, that's for sure...and there is more freedom to express oneself here than on many US sites.

The NCP is a treasure to keep.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/9/12 at 7:21

They will chew him up and spit him out.

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 7:21

We can only hope, Bfra....four more years of the troll's incessant whining would be tough to deal with...maybe he'll blow a gasket when BHO wins re-election....he could snap and try to kill the POTUS; his hatred for the man is well known....hopefully, these racist nutjobs are being monitored by the Secret Service.

By: gdiafante on 10/9/12 at 7:24

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You sure it's the inbred one, Loner? It seems to me he hasn't an orginal thought in that pointy little head of his, probably just regurgitates other peoples ideas as his own.

By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 7:26

Loner - With his MO, he would only try something if he could sneak & do it. Usually they are all blow & no go.

By: yogiman on 10/9/12 at 7:29

Have you Obama admirers heard about him taking campaign money illegally from foreign sources?

Ain't he smart enough to know he can't do that? Or does he feel exempt?

Has any of you found out who he is yet? Is he Barack Obama or Barry Soetoro?

As I commented before, if the states allow him on their ballot without proof and the Electoral College votes him in office and the Senate approves their vote without proof, the USA will be a used to be nation and you'll deserve what you get.

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 7:29

The poster went by "Paul"...Yogi is Paul Wade, right? Look at the grammatical errors and the language...it's gotta be Yogi.

I just tried to access that Bloomie board...can't get the comments to appear...could be a glitch...or it could be that I am banned...again. Anyone else have trouble accessing that board? Are my posts still up?

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 7:31

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By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 7:32

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/9/12 at 7:33

Another falsehood from the idiot.

http://factcheck.org/archives/search-results/?cx=000672474746801930868%3Aa87hh_euyka&cof=FORID%3A11%3BNB%3A1&ie=UTF-8&q=obama%27s+foreign+campaign+donations&sa=Search&siteurl=http%3A%2F%2Ffactcheck.org%2F

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/9/12 at 7:34

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By: Captain Nemo on 10/9/12 at 7:38

Should we all have to apologies to the people at Bloomberg and tell them that we are not inbreeded like Paul? LOL

By: gdiafante on 10/9/12 at 7:39

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By: budlight on 10/9/12 at 7:39

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 7:53
I went to the Bloomberg site that you provided, Gd. I could not resist posting this:

Mitt is Darth Evader...he evaded the draft in wartime; he evaded paying his fair share of taxes; he evaded hard, physical work; now, he is evading relevant questions about how he would govern the nation...like the Star Wars Darth, Mitt owes his allegiance to an evil emperor (Bibi Netanyahu). The GOP is telling America, may the farce be with you!

Loner the same can be said as follows:; Obama is Darth Evader ...he evaded any type of military service in and out of wartime; he has not paid much in taxes due to never really having a JOB; he does not appear to have had to do hard, physical work unless you count basketball and golf, and now he is evading relevant questions about his birth, religion and how he would govern the nation unless you count his dictatorship type of tactics of signing more executive orders than all the presidents combined, plus he owes his allegiance to allayh! So the demos have told America for 4 years that the farce is with you. We want a real change. A real businessman and leader who loves America, the constitution and God.

And that ain't Obama.

By: gdiafante on 10/9/12 at 7:40

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By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/9/12 at 7:41

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By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 7:41

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By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 7:43

Time for d7 to tune in & give us a 10-20!

By: Captain Nemo on 10/9/12 at 7:44

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By: Captain Nemo on 10/9/12 at 7:47

Poor old bud, she is going to be so disappointed to find that she is not in the troll and chief’s will. LOL

By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 7:49

Nemo - She swallows Raspy's bull & sucks up to him/her, also. Pathetic!

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 7:50

Clicking on the female birther troll.....(click)...ah, that's better....yeah, where IS Dargent 7?

By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 7:58

Loner - What topic on Bloomberg?

By: budlight on 10/9/12 at 7:59

What a bunch of idiots who appear to still be in 7th grade or even 9th grade with their little high school cliques (aka click). Part of the "our poop don't stink" crowd that actually ending up doing nothing good in the long run in life. Just shunning and making fun of others is about as much of an accomplishment as they can master.

Hey Yogi hope you are well. And you also, Raspy. Don't need to put me in your wills. I'm covered by God. He is taking care of me.

D7 is in Florida - or on his way soon. Lucky guy!

By: gdiafante on 10/9/12 at 7:59

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By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 8:02

Bfra, Gd posted this link:

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-10-04/the-real-story-about-romneys-tax-cut-plan

I commented on that board and it appears that Yogi did too.

By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 8:03

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Don't think that 8:59 comment could be more stupid!

By: bfra on 10/9/12 at 8:13

Loner - Thanks!

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 8:15

The (click) removes the troll droppings...I never read the 8:59 post...I just hit the Troll Dropping Avoidance Mode button...the TDAM feature makes posting here tolerable...otherwise the place has gone to Hell.

By: Loner on 10/9/12 at 8:18

Any sign of a new NCP Up For Debate board...or a Burch board? This board is worn-out.