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(Delaware County Daily Times)   Do you want to feel like you are running for the office of Governor of Pennsylvania? Play the online game of "The Waffler" and find out   (delcotimes.com) divider line 36
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2014-04-25 04:00:02 PM
Hmm, maybe I should run for Gov. I must say it's surprising how much PA residents support increased gun control.
 
2014-04-25 04:01:16 PM
I picked up enough support to win but I think I am too late to file my paperwork.
 
2014-04-25 04:03:50 PM
Couldn't be any worse than what we have now, so go for it.
 
2014-04-25 04:10:06 PM
The questions change up each time you try.  I was able to keep between a 60%-70% approval rating sticking with a strict liberal agenda (and refusing to say Rutters is better than WaWa).

I'm pleasantly surprised that gun control is such a positive force in the game.  I'm disappointed that Pennsylvanians apparently believe that new state employees shouldn't get the same pension benefits as the current ones though.
 
2014-04-25 04:12:22 PM
I got 66%. Honestly most of them are so easy you shouldn't have any problem if you are a normal politician. Unfortunately Pennsyltucky is involved in this and appealing to those hillbillies
 
2014-04-25 04:13:48 PM

wraith95: Hmm, maybe I should run for Gov. I must say it's surprising how much PA residents support increased gun control.


Add nuking the Cumberland Valley school district, and you've got my vote.
 
2014-04-25 04:20:26 PM
If I ever ran for office, I'd promise to change my opinions on things I don't consider fundamental to my ethical system to match my constituents.

Not because they're always right, but because I'm not.
 
2014-04-25 04:21:53 PM

TuteTibiImperes: The questions change up each time you try.  I was able to keep between a 60%-70% approval rating sticking with a strict liberal agenda (and refusing to say Rutters is better than WaWa).

I'm pleasantly surprised that gun control is such a positive force in the game.  I'm disappointed that Pennsylvanians apparently believe that new state employees shouldn't get the same pension benefits as the current ones though.


Maybe because of the $5 billion shortfall to fund just the current one?
 
2014-04-25 04:25:40 PM

Yellow Beard: TuteTibiImperes: The questions change up each time you try.  I was able to keep between a 60%-70% approval rating sticking with a strict liberal agenda (and refusing to say Rutters is better than WaWa).

I'm pleasantly surprised that gun control is such a positive force in the game.  I'm disappointed that Pennsylvanians apparently believe that new state employees shouldn't get the same pension benefits as the current ones though.

Maybe because of the $5 billion shortfall to fund just the current one?


It costs money so screw the new hires?  If there's a budget shortfall, raise taxes to compensate, starting with corporations and upper income brackets.
 
2014-04-25 04:34:17 PM
I did not expect that.  I've done it three times and used my own ideology (left-leaning Canadian... yes, left leaning even AMONG Canadians) and I'm always over 50%.  The worst I got was 55% and the most was 63%.
 
2014-04-25 04:36:55 PM

ikanreed: If I ever ran for office, I'd promise to change my opinions on things I don't consider fundamental to my ethical system to match my constituents.

Not because they're always right, but because I'm not.


That would be a pretty good trait for a politician.  I'm sure the GOP would try to sell that as one of your negatives (either if you're a Dem running against one, or in a primary vs. a tea-partier).

/Notice that tea party "opinions" are all central to their ethical system
 
2014-04-25 04:38:36 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Yellow Beard: TuteTibiImperes: The questions change up each time you try.  I was able to keep between a 60%-70% approval rating sticking with a strict liberal agenda (and refusing to say Rutters is better than WaWa).

I'm pleasantly surprised that gun control is such a positive force in the game.  I'm disappointed that Pennsylvanians apparently believe that new state employees shouldn't get the same pension benefits as the current ones though.

Maybe because of the $5 billion shortfall to fund just the current one?

It costs money so screw the new hires?  If there's a budget shortfall, raise taxes to compensate, starting with corporations and upper income brackets.


It isn't screwing the new hires to change the benefit package. It would be screwing the current employees if their package was now changed. The system is broken and was done so by decades of politicians rigging the system. For example, former state sen Bob Mellow was going to receive a pension of $320k due to changes he helped implement in the retirement package. of course he was convicted of a felony and they stripped his pension but he is the most glaring example.

Are you aware that for years state employees' pension was based on time of service determining the percentage of their highest 2 years annual pay. The employees being just a little more than greedy and also very smart, worked all the overtime in the world their last 2 years. Skewing their pensions higher than they ever should have been. If you ask me, they are the ones that screwed the new hires. They gamed the system and broke it.
 
2014-04-25 04:47:42 PM
Great, now I want waffles.
 
2014-04-25 04:47:45 PM
I had thought this guy was The Waffler:

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-04-25 04:50:31 PM
images.tvrage.com

Alton "The Waffler" Brown Disapproves of your shenanigans!
 
2014-04-25 04:53:50 PM
I tried the quiz, and I believe the only way to get under 50% is by answering "yes" to "Are you Tom Corbett?"

/I still doubt Corbett is even going to be the Republican nominee
 
2014-04-25 04:55:50 PM
Fark it, I'm gonna run under the GOP banner in Kentucky. I can't lose.

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-25 04:59:44 PM

Yellow Beard: TuteTibiImperes: Yellow Beard: TuteTibiImperes: The questions change up each time you try.  I was able to keep between a 60%-70% approval rating sticking with a strict liberal agenda (and refusing to say Rutters is better than WaWa).

I'm pleasantly surprised that gun control is such a positive force in the game.  I'm disappointed that Pennsylvanians apparently believe that new state employees shouldn't get the same pension benefits as the current ones though.

Maybe because of the $5 billion shortfall to fund just the current one?

It costs money so screw the new hires?  If there's a budget shortfall, raise taxes to compensate, starting with corporations and upper income brackets.

It isn't screwing the new hires to change the benefit package. It would be screwing the current employees if their package was now changed. The system is broken and was done so by decades of politicians rigging the system. For example, former state sen Bob Mellow was going to receive a pension of $320k due to changes he helped implement in the retirement package. of course he was convicted of a felony and they stripped his pension but he is the most glaring example.

Are you aware that for years state employees' pension was based on time of service determining the percentage of their highest 2 years annual pay. The employees being just a little more than greedy and also very smart, worked all the overtime in the world their last 2 years. Skewing their pensions higher than they ever should have been. If you ask me, they are the ones that screwed the new hires. They gamed the system and broke it.


That's how most pension systems work - the longer you stick with the job the higher percentage of your terminal salary you earn as your pension, usually between 60% and 80% from what I've seen.  That's a fair way to do it.

I do agree that working a ton of overtime during your final years to artificially raise the amount your pension is based on is gaming the system.   So,  instead of throwing it out, why not close that loophole and base pensions off of base salary or a standard 40 hour week, and just not let overtime factor into it?
 
2014-04-25 05:00:17 PM
So come on, I'm the Waffler
I have a base and some rubes to play
So get ready, I'm the Waffler
I was sent along on Election Day...

// any other Tull fans here?
// no? just me? I'll see my self out, then
 
2014-04-25 05:13:09 PM

Bith Set Me Up: I had thought this guy was The Waffler:

[i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]


Came for this, and despite the fact that he's played by Dane Cook, leaving satisfied.

/The Waffler!
//Gold and crispy!
///Bad guys are history!
 
2014-04-25 05:28:06 PM
I just clicked "Yes" to every question and did fairly well, depending on the questions.
 
2014-04-25 05:36:41 PM
Oh sweet Jesus, I just waffled into the single digits. NC, here I come!

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-25 05:49:45 PM
Don't run for governor. It doesn't work out well.
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-04-25 06:02:59 PM
That's how most pension systems work - the longer you stick with the job the higher percentage of your terminal salary you earn as your pension, usually between 60% and 80% from what I've seen.  That's a fair way to do it.

I do agree that working a ton of overtime during your final years to artificially raise the amount your pension is based on is gaming the system.   So,  instead ...


or why not shift to the same system as the private sector??? It is what the vast majority of us have.
 
2014-04-25 06:11:03 PM

Yellow Beard: That's how most pension systems work - the longer you stick with the job the higher percentage of your terminal salary you earn as your pension, usually between 60% and 80% from what I've seen.  That's a fair way to do it.

I do agree that working a ton of overtime during your final years to artificially raise the amount your pension is based on is gaming the system.   So,  instead ...

or why not shift to the same system as the private sector??? It is what the vast majority of us have.


Why doesn't the private sector move to the traditional government model?   I know I'd rather have a guaranteed pension than some fiddly 401K.  Privatized retirement accounts are popular because they're cheap, not because they're better for the employees.
 
2014-04-25 06:34:01 PM

TuteTibiImperes: Yellow Beard: That's how most pension systems work - the longer you stick with the job the higher percentage of your terminal salary you earn as your pension, usually between 60% and 80% from what I've seen.  That's a fair way to do it.

I do agree that working a ton of overtime during your final years to artificially raise the amount your pension is based on is gaming the system.   So,  instead ...

or why not shift to the same system as the private sector??? It is what the vast majority of us have.

Why doesn't the private sector move to the traditional government model?   I know I'd rather have a guaranteed pension than some fiddly 401K.  Privatized retirement accounts are popular because they're cheap, not because they're better for the employees.


Mainly because that system died out and was replaced for practically everybody except the small minority that are public employees. Sure I'd rather have a guaranteed pension too but am happy to have a 401k. Public pensions are despised because not only to we have to fund our own retirements we have to fund theirs too.

Pa's corporate taxes are already among the highest in the nation. I think we are ranked 46 out of 50 with 50 being the highest. so raising those isn't an option. Could we raise the personal income tax? Sure it's only 3% but the way taxes are collected, everybody pays the same rate. You sure you want to hit poor people with an increase? It would take a state constitutional amendment to change that and that just will not pass, ever.
 
2014-04-25 06:43:52 PM
i1.ytimg.com

/obscure
 
2014-04-25 06:48:36 PM
I voted yes on everything and got 63%. Take that, democracy!
 
2014-04-25 07:25:35 PM
I can recall a character called "The Waffler" (or some such) from TV commercials in the early
1970s.  He was a huge ostrich-like bird who was addicted to Aunt Jemima frozen waffles and
perpetually tried to steal them from Professor Goody, all the time squawking, "Waffle-waffle-
waffle!" (Once he got confused by French toast, but ate it anyway.)
 
2014-04-25 08:17:24 PM
So If I run on a democrat ticket does that make me a blue waffler?
 
2014-04-25 08:44:50 PM

Lorelle: [i1.ytimg.com image 320x180]

/obscure


Not so very; I caught the reference.
 
2014-04-25 10:29:49 PM

tirob: Lorelle: [i1.ytimg.com image 320x180]

/obscure

Not so very; I caught the reference.


Ah, so you're an old fart like me. :)
 
2014-04-25 10:30:56 PM

Lorelle: /obscure


Wallace obscure? Surely you jest!
 
2014-04-25 10:59:17 PM

Dr Dreidel: So come on, I'm the Waffler
I have a base and some rubes to play
So get ready, I'm the Waffler
I was sent along on Election Day...

// any other Tull fans here?
// no? just me? I'll see my self out, then


Thank you for absolutely making my night!

/my handle should give you a clue
//listened to Homo Erraticus today
///obligatory third slashie
 
2014-04-26 12:33:50 AM

Bith Set Me Up: I had thought this guy was The Waffler:

[i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]


I feel like that's just crying out for a Brazzers watermark...
 
2014-04-26 05:45:26 AM
Actual Pennsylvanian here:

img.fark.net
 
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