reply to post by jrod
Dont get me wrong, they're entitled to whatever they paid in but that should be it.
After 20 or 25 years of work, government employees are able to retire with a % of their salary for the rest of their lives.
Who pays for it? The tax payer.
I wonder who thought this was a good idea? No doubt, it was the government. Why? Because it benefits them.
Forget about the fact that this bankrupting the nation.
Because Republicans refuse to require millionaires and billionaires to pay a single additional penny towards the common good, federal
employees -- a group that has already sacrificed more to deficit reduction than any other group -- will reportedly be forced to sacrifice even more.
I hate this lady.
Why? Because like most statists, she will never suggest spending cuts, not even overseas.
Why would she? There are plenty of billionaires who could support retired government employees forever and ever and ever.
I'm not a billionaire but way too much of my income is confiscated in taxes.
But like Social Security, federal and other employer-sponsored pensions are earned benefits, not gifts or handouts. They are part of a
compensation package, often explicitly negotiated for in exchange for reduced current pay.
How is it "earned" lady? Because they worked? Who doesnt work? Not to mention the fact that its on the tax payer's dime.
Reduced pay? Have you seen how much politicians "earn" for destroying our nation?
We find that while the average U.S. federal government employee makes $14,632 more in direct cash income than their private sector
counterpart, at $74,436 versus $59,804, the extremely generous benefits with which they are also compensated boosts their real income margin by
$26,632 over the average private sector income earner, putting their total compensation at $114,436 versus $87,804.
Whats wrong with this broad? Guess you can just write any old garbage and present it as fact?
Global military empire, Police State Industrial Complex, Obamacare, lifelong tax payer funded retirement... where does it end?
Whos going to take care of me when I retire? No one. Because I dont work for the government.
Man, I'm stupid. Let me go get a government job so I too can get on the gravy train.
edit on 9-12-2013 by gladtobehere because: wording