Friday, August 27, 2010

Cops And Firefighters Live Longest

Interesting snippet from a Cal Watchdog piece on the pending public pension tsunami. Interesting to me, anyway. Looks like police and firefighters tend to be the longest living public sector employees:

"Public safety and firefighter unions argue that they deserve their “3 percent at 50” (3 percent of their final year’s pay times the number of years worked, available at age 50) pensions because they die shortly after retirement — some claim that the typical cop or firefighter only lives five to eight years after retiring. CalPERS has debunked this myth (as has the Oregon retirement system) and finds that the longest living categories of public sector employees are police, followed by firefighters. They live on average into the low- to mid-80s. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, neither police nor firefighting are in the top-10 most-dangerous jobs....



At 12:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If what you say is true, wouldn't that mean that our police officers are a pack of liars? How could we ever trust their word against an accused person in a court of law ever again?

At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Ms. White said...

The trades unions will be one of the agencies that will bring upon this earth a time of trouble such as has not been since the world began. {Mar 182.1}

In all our great cities there will be a binding up in bundles by the confederacies and unions formed. Men will rule other men and demand much of them. The lives of those who refuse to unite with these unions, will be in peril. {Mar 182.2}

The work of the people of God is to prepare for the events of the future, which will soon come upon them with blinding force. In the world gigantic monopolies will be formed. Men will bind themselves together in unions that will wrap them in the folds of the enemy. A few men will combine to grasp all the means to be obtained in certain lines of business. Trades unions will be formed, and those who refuse to join these unions will be marked men. . . . {Mar 182.3}

These unions are one of the signs of the last days. Men are binding up in bundles ready to be burned. They may be church members, but while they belong to these unions, they cannot possibly keep the commandments of God; for to belong to these unions means to disregard the entire Decalogue. {Mar 182.4}

At 5:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred? Don't you have any reply for the commenter (12:20) above?

At 7:42 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

To that I'd say it's not that big of a deal. All the talk about how much police officers are suffering comes from their union reps.

That's to be expected. It's been that way for decades.


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