Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 25, 2011, 7:48 p.m. EST by JonFromSLC
from West Valley City, UT
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I'm asking this because I've been hearing/seeing a lot of problems the states are having in regards to paying their public employee pensions. In Alabama a town had roughly 125 people getting a pension check, and they ran out of money so they stopped paying them. Other states are running HUGE deficits due to not being able to pay the bills due to the pensions they're obligated by law to pay.
Is it really fair for the people of the community to pay other peoples pensions years after they've stopped benefiting the community? I understand Police and Firefighters and HAZMAT employees but gutter sweepers? Sewer pipe maintenance men? I find this sort of analogous to public sector jobs being unionized then demanding bargaining rights. Who exactly are they bargaining with? The public. So it's the Unions vs. the public? That's not really fair for the public.