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Re: Iraq/ VA hospitals


Separation of funds isn't a guarantee.  Some companies set them up with
loopholes and raid them.
Othertimes the funds are mismanaged (poorly invested or excessive
'expenses') and then can't afford to supply as promised.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 4:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Iraq/ VA hospitals


> That is true for companies that do not separate their retirement funds
from
> the business funds.  When it is mixed, it is too tempting to get into it
> when business is bad or goes belly up.  But, military service could/should
> be different...especially when it is a matter of life and death and when
> you are serving so that others can enjoy a good life.  Also, think that
> those non-citizens that fight for us should receive citizenship as part of
> their benefits, especially during military action.
>
> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>
>
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 02/07/2004 7:16:32 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Iraq/ VA hospitals
> >
> > Agreed.  But how many people in our country have worked for years only
to
> > find that their pensions are either not there as promised, or
drastically
> > reduced?  Not much you can do.
> > Kitty
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 12:31 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Iraq/ VA hospitals
> >
> >
> > > But you would think this would work like a normal contract...whatever
> > > benefits you signed up under should be yours...changes could be made
for
> > > new recruits but it seems to me that benefits at the time of signing
> would
> > > be considered conditions of employment.
> > >
> > > Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > [Original Message]
> > > > From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
> > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > Date: 02/06/2004 2:18:45 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Iraq/ VA hospitals
> > > >
> > > > Of course it would, but recruiters are under exactly the same
> pressures
> > > > as salespersons who must make a quota, or professors who must
"publish
> > > > or perish".
> > > > Cathy
> > > > On Friday, February 6, 2004, at 01:55 AM, Melody wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Well I kind of think that it would help if it was explained
CLEARLY
> to
> > > > > folks who go into the military that just because certain benefits
> > exist
> > > > > at the time of their enrollment, it doesn't mean those benefits
will
> > > > > last a lifetime, and that those benefits are always, always
subject
> to
> > > > > change under new legislation...
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> > > > >
> > > > > "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> > > > > --Albert Einstein
> > > >
> > >
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