You may remember that a “dues plus” plan was introduced by the Board of Pensions of the PCUSA last winter and the Board received quite a bit of feedback. Now there are three options being considered with a final decision to be made this summer.
Here are of couple of my naive questions:
– How much of the issue of “The Health Care Crisis” is about greed – the greed of healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, etc.?
– Is the Board willing to consider pay cuts for their own highest paid professionals? Are they willing to shave some of their expenses? (Meeting at the Ritz Carlton is not helpful.)
– Are we in the best paid positions with the most time in the system willing to make sacrifices for the youngest pastors with the most dependents?
Your thoughts? And which option would you choose?