Saturday, September 23, 2006

Renier: Walberg will reap 'millions' from state pension

Nirmal, a liberal blogger at Who Got The Gravy?, has what he calls an "exclusive" interview with Democratic congressional nominee Sharon Renier.
Renier, a Munith organic farmer and paralegal, said she expected former state Rep. Tim Walberg to win since U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz won with 27 percent of the vote in the six-man GOP primary in 2004.
Walberg and Renier will face off in the Nov. 7 general election. Renier was the 2004 Democratic nominee, but lost to Schwarz.
Renier takes a shot at Rev. Walberg's staunch anti-gay marriage stance.
"As a Reverend he should realize that these people are the children of God," Renier said about gays.
Who Got The Gravy's post got a lot of play from Walberg Watch, a blog launched after the election to keep an eye on Walberg and root for Renier, the clear underdog.
Renier goes on to make claims that Walberg will reap "millions" from the state's pension system for retired/term-limited lawmakers.
"...don't tell me he doesn't spend the people's money," Renier said.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he truly is not working right now then 100% of Walberg's income is state funds. He spent 16 years consistantly ranked one of the worst legislators in the state and probably makes 40-50 thousand dollars a year of our money. Health care for life for him and his wife, too. Pretty sweet deal.

He also had a chance to vote against a pay raise for himself, which increased his own pension, but he skipped the vote. (He will probably continue to skip votes if elected to Congress. Old habits are hard to break...)

Maybe he did vote for a few tax cuts back in the 80's and 90's, but when it came to choosing between his constituents and his own pocketbook, he was not even big enough to show up for the vote. That is irresponsible and a slap in the face to the people of Lenawee who he was supposed to be representing.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Nirmal said...

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12:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what got deleted here? Anyway, is it true he has health care for life? And a $40,000 per year paycheck for 16 years of service? And, who says he was rated the worst rep? Probably some liberal activist group looking to tarnish conservatives.

11:35 AM  

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