[QUOTE=chiefst2000;4472290]You have never seen me post anything about the salaries of firefighters or police. I feel that people that put their lives on the line deserve a special place in our system alongside soldiers. It is the salaries of teachers and government beurocrats that bother me.[/QUOTE]
Agreed...the salary is not the big issue. It is moreover the tremendous pension plan and how those plans work. Cuomo and Bloomberg have both cited these plans as unsustainable.
we have thousands of police and fireman and sanitation workers whose pensions are over 100K tens of thousands whose pensions are over 75K.
these men and women are entitled to retire in comfort no question but to retire at 50 and under with a 75K plus pension puts a strain on the system.