Christians? Take note. THIS is how it works. THIS is how you live.
He is not the only one who has done this. Our's has done the same thing. The goverment has cut our budgets so deeply the don't have a choice. It is sad.
i hope you read these comments. you are ana amazing man and a true american!
Hats off to you Mr.Powell! You have set THE standard. May the Lord bless the work of your hand, may the Holy Spirit guide you in every descision of truth and may warring angels of defense go before you, your family and all of those whithin your charge (directly/indeirectly). God does not predestine our descisons, He predistines the consequences of our descisons (VICTORY).......I truly beleive that you, Mr.powell are well within His will and He will recompense (you've chose to harvest young minds....how rewarding is THAT).
The word "amazing" is so over used it no longer has any meaning.
Sorry for double post!
He took full retirement. How much is that per year? What's not obvious is that he could have drawn full retirement and full pay AT THE SAME TIME! Anyone see anything wrong with that? And, full retirement carries lifetime medical benefits as good as Congressmen get. I applaud his "selfless" act. Now let's stop the practice of retired persons returning to the payroll and collecting double incomes.
Powell will still earn a six-figure retirement, especially hefty by the standards of California's farming heartland. From the article. So, yeah, there is a problem.
the fact that he made a gesture to be decent is outstanding. you won't see more any other high-end professionals doing that.
Just briefing through here, but any negative comments on Mr. Powell.......the man, despite the negative, miserable, cynical mindset of some.....just did a positive, unselfish, superb example for others....ACT. He gave up HIS money FOR education, for a STATEMENT for education and cutting budgets that limit many necessary programs. As for "protect their goddamn pensions" ...he EARNED his pension, he obviously is set for a comfortable retirement, which MOST strive to achieve and he chose a profession that enabled him to do this (HIS rights!) and APPARENTLY is NOT greedy therefore giving up what he feels he does not need. FEW would EVER consider this and not want 'more, more, more'! While he did not seek publicity for this, the publicity he wants is to HELP the system, in any way. How the Hell do people take something like this and turn it into a bad thing!? Cynical, miserable people. And going out on a limb here (not really!)....but if I'm reading all correctly, why hasn't anyone fired back at Mr. aleckatzman and his cynical, disrespectful comments. 401k, IRA......uhhhh, isn't that what people sign up for in many careers, jobs? This is 'bad' why? HOW do you know Christine even has one, to fire that at her ? If your talking about the ridiculous amounts paid to many government employees, others then be clear in that!? AND.....Union IS what enables MANAGEMENT and many others to make high salaries, retirement plans, and so on so Big Bad Dads comment was wrong why? You interject many opinions, with no basis, no explanation, just cynical digs?! In plain words, what are the points of them!!?? Just to be negative? From the comments I would have to guess that you are not in a career job that offers IRA or 401K, therefore you 'don't need' them and would not protect it? You are against Union, so do not work for any company involved with? You do not make 6 figures and no one should? I don't get the rambling, sorry. Mr. Powell, WELL DONE SIR! And well done in your anti bully involvement! I wish you a happy retirement when/if and I'd guess even in retirement you will still be involved. I ask all the negative people .....what have you done for society lately!?
How nice to read about someone who actually cares about helping others, even at his own expense. I wish him the best.