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Beartown News

NOVEMBER 2009

LETTERS

Can you believe this is how they are spending your hard-earned tax dollars?

The average federal employee compensation and benefits is $119,982 a year while the private sector worker averages $59,909. The difference, taken from the private sector and paid to federal workers, is $100 Billion a year! And on 1-1-09, they got $4 Billion in raises!
The average federal worker can retire 10 years earlier than you can, at 30% of pay (which is already 60% higher than yours), PLUS Social Security, paid earlier.
In Illinois, there are many teachers earning more than $100,000 a year; the highest paid driver's training teacher is paid $170,000!
In Florida, there are 27,063 public employees who pay ZERO for their health care benefits which costs more than $1,000 a month for family coverage; and nearly 2,000 of them make more than $100,000 per year.
In New York, an MTA train car repairman, with a base salary of $62,976, managed to earn an extra $220,397 from overtime. Another city worker added 2,455 extra hours in one year, nearly tripling her base salary from $38,500 to $110,841.
In the U.S., thousands of government and public education workers have retired at over $100,000 a year. Many at much more. The highest paid retiree we could find was from the California state pension plan, receiving $500,000 a year!
In Vallejo, California, More than 40% of city employees had salaries greater than $100,000 in 2008. when Vallejo filed for bankruptcy.
A Texas city allows their workers to save unused sick time and vacation time and cash it in when they leave. Five key employees who left in 2007 and 2008 were paid and average of $173,000 each.

AND IT JUST GOES ON & ON.......

 


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