Am I in the wrong business?
The Oregonian has obtained a list of the highest PERS recipients in the state. Topping the list is former University of Oregon football coach Mike Bellotti. He was part of a top tier system that still allows him to collect more than $41,000 per month. He's not the only big earner. Director of OHSU's Dotter Institute Frederick Keller gets more than $31,000 a month from PERS. Lesley Hallick, OHSU's first University Provost, gets almost $24,000 per month. Steven Goldschmidt (Neil Goldschmidt's brother) gets more than $21.000 a month from PERS. He used to be the director of human resources for Portland Public Schools. About 837 people get more than $100,000 a year from PERS.
A lot of state workers say they paid into the system and they deserve to get their pensions. Bellotti responded to the Oregonian story by saying: "Put in all the taxes I've paid to the state of Oregon."
Still, we have to ask: "How's YOUR 401K doing this morning?"