… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
There he goes again...
“It’s a lot of money every year out of our budget that we’d be able to either put into the pockets of the residents themselves or save,” Rotenberg said.
“We believe that our case is highly meritorious,” Rotenberg said. “We’re very pleased that the Supreme Court justices will give this case a very close look now.”
From the Daily:
The United States Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will hear a University of Minnesota case determining if Social Security taxes apply to medical residency programs. Oral arguments could begin in six to nine months.
"We believe that the case is highly meritorious" ???
The judgment of our General Counsel has not exactly been in the best interest of the university for many recent cases such as the Jimmy Williams matter and the losing attempt to evade the open meeting law. Nor do his actions/inactions put the university in good odor:
And it is really hilarious to hear the GC suggest: “It’s a lot of money every year out of our budget that we’d be able to either put into the pockets of the residents themselves or save,” Rotenberg said.
Ah, Mr. Rotenberg, that money RIGHT NOW goes into the pockets of the residents in the form of a contribution to their retirement funds. This action is in conflict with your statement. And to suggest that the saved money will go to the residents? I n y o u r d r e a m s.
As a doc put it the last time this can was kicked down the road:
Make no mistake about this...this decision is not about hurting the residents...Basically, the U of M and most academic medical centers have been screwing residents and fellows out of their retirement benefits in order to save money.
Former U of M Resident
at 8:04 AM