Friday, May 21, 2010

Even the New York Times is reporting on lavish government pensions

You know the whistle has been blown on a liberal government abuse when even the New York Times reports on it. There have been dozens, if not hundreds, of articles on this practice in the past several years, so I guess the Times couldn't avoid it any more.

"Hugo Tassone, retired at 44 with a base pay of about $74,000 a year. His pension is now $101,333 a year. It’s what the system promised, said Mr. Tassone, now 47, adding that he did nothing wrong by adding lots of overtime to his base pay shortly before retiring...

According to pension data collected by The New York Times from the city and state, about 3,700 retired public workers in New York are now getting pensions of more than $100,000 a year, exempt from state and local taxes...Thirteen New York City police officers recently retired at age 40 with pensions above $100,000 a year; nine did so in their 30s."

And the left wants to increase your taxes to pay for this.

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