From RH Jones, August 8, 2007
Subject: Re: Leone to STRS Board re. Curtis letter & "the whole thing smells bad"
Dr. Dennis Leone:
As usual, you are absolutely correct in your thinking concerning this divestment matter at our STRS OH. Count me as another retired teacher in your corner on this. I, having seen this bill 151, and I agree that it will take tons of time away from the STRS employees to fulfill the legal obligations of this hurtful bill.
Personally, I would like for all concerned retired teachers to confront these terrible politicians and STRS board members that are putting our STRS at risk. The sponsors and co-sponsors of this awful bill definitely need to make a provision in it that new state taxes be imposed on the public to make up for the loss bill 151 will cause, not only to STRS OH but to all the public pension funds of the State of Ohio. Most certainly, all the Ohio public pensions systems will be severely impacted by this investment take-away.
If they are so adamant about making foreign policy for the Executive Branch of the U.S. Federal Government, may I suggest that all of these so-called "super patriots" join the U.S. Marine Corps, or the U.S. Army? That's my opinion.
RHJones, U.S. Army vet, and STRS OH retiree