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Let The Revolt Begin

www.sunsentinel.com

front page today….

Cities health insurance expected to soar….

it will cost taxpayer 11 million for new hires and officials this year….

towns that are cutting budgets… are increasing benefits for city employees and elected officials…

see…LBTS we are not alone…

my neighbors who are disgusted with the recent additional perks to the new commission…cell phone allowance…health insurance and the attempt to include compensation in lieu of insurance that failed at the dais …whether intentionally or not…. have lots of company in each surrounding city….

There will be a revolt….no doubt….

who is going to continue to pay these retirement packages…etc….?

how can they be maintained….

they can not!

Just as Medicare and Social Security will assuredly become…. MEANS TESTED…. to survive…..

so too….. should government workers and elected officials….. for health and retirement plans..

Government workers and elected officials are now making an equal or much better salary than those in the private sector…who must save their own money for the same retired future needs….

Government workers and elected officials will need to save for their own retirement futures from their salaries also….it must become the norm….like it or not at some point in time….

or there will be a pension revolt from those very taxpayers….

Those who quote the all too familiar scare tactic that is will lessen the desire of many to work in government positions or run for office…it is a tired old excuse…with no merit…especially when private sector jobs have dried up and government positions have expanded…. despite budget cuts…..

as stated in previous posts….something’s gotta give….

NOTE: interesting a look at the article offers a look at the costs for retirement in Broward….

click on that option….

No data!….what you do see….

data varies because some cities have info under new accounting rule …others have not yet compiled!

another click…no info from LBTS!…under cities still offering retirement benefits….

one more time…just Lighthouse point….and Hollywood….

lame data…to include….to say the least….

Note: important letter this week in the BTSTimes…from Bob Eckblad.. who had intended to be a candidate for LBTS Commission……(he dropped out before making it official)…..on implementing an advisory board of LBTS citizens addressing the budget …

an idea previously posted….and re-introduced in Pompano Beach….recently…with their new commission

one that should be put on the agenda by the LBTS commission…. ASAP….

Let your Commissioners know…..

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