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Monday, Nov 10, 07:00 PM — United States Constitution Study Group to Meet

The CSG meets the second Monday monthly at 7:00 PM

Woburn Sportsmen's Association
155 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA

We meet in the the lounge of the main building at the Woburn Sportsmen's Association. Parking is right in front of the building and free.  Please note that the club's entrance is not well lit and so is easy to miss.  As a landmark, the very well lit Oak Park Drive business park is almost directly across the street.

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks.  Coffee, tea and cocoa are available on the honor system using a single-serving brewing machine; soda and cold water are also available.

For information on upcoming events or further info on the study group, please visit www.constitutiondecoded.com

CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS: http://www.woburnsportsmen.com/location.htm

See you all soon,
Catherine White

(Non-required) RSVP: catherinegw.patriot@gmail.com

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Monday, Dec 08, 07:00 PM — United States Constitution Study Group to Meet

The CSG meets the second Monday monthly at 7:00 PM

Woburn Sportsmen's Association
155 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA

We meet in the the lounge of the main building at the Woburn Sportsmen's Association. Parking is right in front of the building and free.  Please note that the club's entrance is not well lit and so is easy to miss.  As a landmark, the very well lit Oak Park Drive business park is almost directly across the street.

Feel free to bring snacks and drinks.  Coffee, tea and cocoa are available on the honor system using a single-serving brewing machine; soda and cold water are also available.

For information on upcoming events or further info on the study group, please visit www.constitutiondecoded.com

CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS: http://www.woburnsportsmen.com/location.htm

See you all soon,
Catherine White

(Non-required) RSVP: catherinegw.patriot@gmail.com

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Archive of Past Events

​Deb Goldberg and the state's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad pension crisis

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Date: October 16, 2014
Contact: Brendan Moss
Email: bmoss@MikeHeffernan2014.com
Cell: 617-850-2193

In Case You Missed It!
Goldberg Was Selectwoman While Brookline's Unfunded Pension Liability Doubled, Reports BBJ

Goldberg Lacks 'Coherent Strategy' to fix MA Pension System

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'Nor Does She Seem Capable of Cobbling One Together'

 
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Business Journal's Craig Douglas challenges Democrat Deb Goldberg's experience and plan to address the state's unfunded pension liability as state treasurer in a column today. Here is an excerpt from "Deb Goldberg and the State's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Pension Crisis:"

Take her comments during a Sept. 5 debate hosted by the Springfield Republican in which Goldberg and her fellow Democratic candidates for Treasurer were asked to share their plans for the state pension system. Break out the decoders.

“I am really excited about the pension fund,” Goldberg began before transitioning to her time as a pension hawk while serving on the Brookline board of selectmen.

“We (Brookline) were actively able to reduce the number of years until we were fully funded by more than, greater than anticipated revenues and then doing actuarial studies and being able to reduce (our emphasis) the rate of return, shorten the term and then have sustainable growth." Miss South Carolina couldn't have said it better.

What Goldberg also neglected to mention was that Brookline’s unfunded pension liability nearly doubled to $88.3 million during her tenure as a selectwoman from 1998 to 2004, and that the town’s plan now ranks among the worst-funded in the state.

Nonetheless, her point that she miraculously strengthened Brookline’s pension system by reducing its rate of return was not lost on fellow debater Tom Conroy. Here’s what followed.

Conroy: “Well, I’m not sure how Deb was helping address the Brookline pension fund by reducing the rate of return on investment ...”

Goldberg: “I didn’t say that. I said reducing the rate of return over time. Rate of return. I said rate of return.”

Conroy: “Reducing the rate of return ... It doesn’t really make sense.”

Goldberg: “After you do an actuarial.”

Conroy can be forgiven for wanting to check into Bridgewater State Hospital after losing to Goldberg in September’s primary, but the real sanity check will come Nov. 4 when Massachusetts voters choose their next Treasurer among candidates Goldberg, Republican Mike Heffernan and Ian Jackson of the Green-Rainbow party. The question to be answered is whether the Commonwealth wants a Treasurer with a sense of fiduciary duty to his or her constituents.

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Meeting Schedule

7:30 PM
Groton
Senior Center
163 West Main Street

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    Pot-luck Supper
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