TheTruther Wrote:
Feb 18, 2013 8:54 AM
Abeldred is right- public sector union pensions (not to mention pay) is also something that needs to be addressed. Too many people retiring after 25 years of work at 70% or so of last three years of pay is outrageous. It's immoral that private sector employees have to work 15 or so years more before they can retire while at the same time footing the bill for the federal or state retiree AND when they do retire the private sector employee makes considerably less money than the government employee....I heard a figure a couple years ago that there if state employee retirement benefits were brought in line with the private sector that 39 states that are currently running deficits would be running surpluses....