Registered: Aug 2010
03-11-12 07:07 AM
Quote from TheAngryHermit:
Never agreed more with a post on ET.
I mentioned the retired cop a few doors down before: 39 and retired! If he lives an average lifespan, he (or his do-nothing wife) will make more through his pension than he did through working! Outrageous.
Yep, both of you guys are spot on. Realistically, how many people are we paying for the same job? At some point, it might be 3-4 guys on the pension plus the active duty officer. Multiply that across the country and it becomes crystal clear that every other service has to be cut to the bone just to make the "payroll" each month.
Even though the day of reckoning for the public sector might be a way's off, in the interim all I see is the ratcheting up off various taxes (property and many others), plus cutbacks in services. This should also be factored into the "inflation debate". Namely, all the idiots who continue to claim there is no inflation.