The paragraph of the week (month? year?) from Neil Boortz:
The facts are there to back this up:
* A retired Northern California fire chief whose $185,000 salary morphed into a $241,000 annual pension
* A county administrator whose $240,000 starting pension was 98 percent of final salary
* A sanitary district manager who qualified for a $217,000 pension on a salary of $234,000.
When the cash is flowing freely, this kind of stuff is easily overlooked. But in financially tough times, it is completely unacceptable.
The union’s appetite for goodies never seems to be satisfied and elected officials will never declare that what they have is sufficient. Not as long as your taxes buys them constituents. In a sane world, government workers should receive no more than the private sector workers that pay them. Where is the common sense that says you’re health benefits should match the prevailing standard; that you should contribute 20-30% into that plan? Or that you can retire at 65?
(s/t Director Blue)