Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thank you, Rae, from Clayton!

From John Curry, January 31, 2010
Consider the whole picture before getting angry about public pensions
Dayton Daily News, January 25, 2010
I see that “police, fire, teachers seeking pension increases” is front-page news (“Pension fight has makings of a war,” Jan. 3). Yes, the state’s public pension systems are having financial issues and taxpayers may be asked to help with the solution, but rest assured that the retirees are facing drastic changes and decreases in many benefits.
While this news is certainly cause for concern, I hope citizens are more concerned by the news on the front page of the business section, “Hospital CEOs face pay freezes amid recession.” Please consider the fairness of skyrocketing health-care costs, coupled with hospital CEOs earning million-dollar salaries and still taking bonuses, and a Congress that keeps voting themselves pay raises before directing your ire at people who have spent their lives protecting you, rescuing you and teaching your children.
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