The workers who took the jobs that included pensions quite often took government jobs that were passed upon by others seeking higher pay and better working conditions.
Think of the first responders on 9/11 or the skilled teachers and mechanics who keep our city a viable place to live. Think of the sanitation workers who work shifts around the clock in rain, snow and sleet to keep our city safe and clean.
When one considers the fact that some of our representatives labor to preserve tax breaks for our wealthiest U.S. citizens, who earned in excess of $350 million in one year, a call for back-door pension cuts falls on deaf ears.
Civil service jobs are filled by good citizens who take and score well on exams. Appointments are based upon merit. Complainers should definitely sign up.
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