Do we have an “Assault” on Unionized Civil Servants or are they just Parasites?
New York City’s 87,000 teachers work 6 ¾ hours per day, 180 days per year and can earn $108,000 per year. They retire in their early 50’s on a pension of $85,000 that goes up each year with free, Golden medical care.
While working, they can put up to 20% of their salary into a 401K plan with a GUARANTEED minimum 8.5% return, subsidized by the private sector taxpayer. Over 40% of teachers never even see a classroom. Those that teach, do so only 3 ½ hours per day. The rest is considered “personal time.” Oh yes… it’s almost impossible to fire them.
Civil Servants whose only job is to sweep the subway floors, start at over $50,000 per year and retire after 20 years. They then receive a hefty pension that the private sector worker who pays for all this can only dream of. Retired NYPD police get an annual taxpayer funded Christmas present of $12,000 on top of their lavish pensions.
This is typical of civil servants in the more urban areas of the United States. They are bankrupting cities and states, but seem to feel that it is their right, regardless of performance. My own Postman is under the impression that private sector workers all begin at a minimum of $250,000 per year with a big pension and he is therefore, under paid and under pensioned.
In Wisconsin, civil service union thugs are protesting a request that they pay a portion of their pension. Barack Obama has called this “An Assault on Unions.”
What do you think? Do civil servants have the right to retire early on virtual millionaire pensions while the private sector employee must work until he drops dead to support them?
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