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Does Prop B's Pension Reform Save San Diego Money?

Wait a minute... If I'm paying federal taxes so that military personnel can retire comfortably with a pension and health benefits, who's paying for my retirement? Where's my bailout?!

Oh. That's right. Citizens who join the military accept lower paying jobs than they would get in the private sector, and receive a more secure retirement in return as part of their compensation for their service. A good example of this is private contractors in the Iraq war making more money than US soldiers.

It's not a bailout, it's part of their salary. And yes, taxpayers pay for General Fund salaries while rate payers pay for Enterprise Fund salaries. Everybody wants the services, but they never seem to want to pay for them.

June 6, 2012 at 7:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )