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Cop out: New York City now pays more police in retirement than to patrol our streets
New York Post ^ | 05/04/2013 | Nicole Gelinas

Posted on 05/07/2013 6:44:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 05/07/2013 6:44:50 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg scolded the NYPD’s critics, from The New York Times to the Democratic mayoral candidates. The mayor said that “the attacks most often come from those who play no constructive role in keeping our city safe.”

The mayor is right — but there’s another threat to the NYPD’s crime-fighting success, too. We now have more retired cops than active police officers, and the multibillion-dollar bill for their pension and health benefits harms our ability to hire new ones.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: newyork; nypd; pension; police

1 posted on 05/07/2013 6:44:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Welcome to the club! Pittsburgh bus drivers have been waiting here for you for....oh, about twenty years.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 6:44:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Coming soon to a municipality near you. A lot of local governments are going to get to the point where their primary function is to pay retired government workers. And any citizen who can will flee those jurisdictions and the remaining taxpayers will get horrible roads and services and a huge tax burden. And if anyone tries to reduce benefits, the courts will stop it. The future of American municipalities is not a pretty picture.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 6:46:52 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Abuse of disability is the single biggest albatross around the neck of NYC.

Cops, firemen, sanitation, railroad employees etc,. have done tremendous damage here with phony disability claims. Even after they get caught nothing changes.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 6:49:05 AM PDT by sakic
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

But seriously, who could have anticipated this? How many people actually live past 50 these days?


5 posted on 05/07/2013 6:52:01 AM PDT by wideawake
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6 posted on 05/07/2013 6:52:24 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: SeekAndFind
And it gets worse.

I have a relative who was a LEO in Buffalo. Made about $40,000 a year. In his last year, he worked so much overtime he made over $100,000. He retired after 20 years with an annual pension of $87,000.

Another way unions and democrats are bankrupting this country.

7 posted on 05/07/2013 6:55:39 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicate)
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To: SeekAndFind

Federal funding for more police for a few years really works! /s


8 posted on 05/07/2013 6:56:19 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Buy stocks that go up. If they don't go up, don't buy them.)
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To: FatherofFive

How dare you criticize public servants? Don’t you know that since they protect us and keep us safe (out of the goodness of their hearts) we must always tell them how much we love them and will pay for a lavish retirement when they’re 52?


9 posted on 05/07/2013 7:03:59 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: stocksthatgoup

They are knew it was coming — hang ‘em in the streets.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 7:07:16 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s become obvious to me that even the Democrats are getting tired of the unions, and are now trying to kick them off the liberal plantation


11 posted on 05/07/2013 7:20:19 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: stocksthatgoup

They all knew it was coming — hang ‘em in the streets.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 7:23:59 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

I have a question. If health insurance costs for retirees are “wiping out” state and local gov’ts, why don’t the politicians stop bending over for the insurance lobby and bring costs down through free market methods? Why is this question always about the retirees? If it wasn’t for unnecessary skyrocketing costs, it wouldn’t be an issue. Go after the CAUSE, not the effect.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 7:28:16 AM PDT by cumbo78
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To: FatherofFive

I have a friend who retired from teaching after 30 years. The last few years of her career she took on additional jobs in the school district to up her salary. Her husband is a former NYC detective who retired after 20 years, in his 40’s, and is also collecting a tidy sum. Let me tell you they live the good life.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 7:35:40 AM PDT by surrey
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To: TexasFreeper2009
even the Democrats are getting tired of the unions, and are now trying to kick them off the liberal plantation

Which is why I predict that soon they'll split and form the American Labo(u)r Party. With violent Euro-style street demonstrations to follow.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 7:46:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Insanity!


16 posted on 05/07/2013 8:45:12 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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