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  •  As a 57 year old victim of the Recession (5+ / 0-)

    60 K plus overtime sounds like paradise to me.

    How much does a school teacher earn?  

    I predict that within the next 20 years everyone who can leave the city will leave the city (any city) because so much of the city budget will be consumed by retiree benefits that it will no longer be able to provide basic services, without jacking up local tax rates.

    This is going to happen.  All across the country.

    Cause he gets up in the morning, And he goes to work at nine, And he comes back home at five-thirty, Gets the same train every time.

    by Keith930 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 07:30:10 PM PDT

    •  BIG issue... (0+ / 0-)

      "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

      by Mogolori on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 09:38:05 PM PDT

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      •  Private sector retirement crisis is also looming (1+ / 0-)
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        Cities (and taxpayers) will be able to afford to pay decent wages and retirement benefits when we stop Wall Street from siphoning the nation's wealth off into the pockets of the One Percent.

        “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing
        he was never reasoned into” - Jonathan Swift

        by jjohnjj on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 07:55:13 AM PDT

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