Comments on: Did the police and fire departments sink Stockton? http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2012/07/11/did-the-police-and-fire-departments-sink-stockton/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: killerasteroid http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2012/07/11/did-the-police-and-fire-departments-sink-stockton/comment-page-1/#comment-1561 Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:52:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=11135#comment-1561 This article is proof that unions have been abusing the public coffers for decades. Most of these firemen and police officers do not even have 4-yr college degrees and yet they’re making over $132K…..?????? I know engineers with Masters degrees who slaved away at tough engineering schools for 6 years who don’t make anywhere near that kind of money. How has our system of reward gotten so out of wack where a fireman with a High School degree can make that kind of money? Answer: unions browbeat spineless city administrators who, rather than be good stewards of the public coffers, instead “cave” to union thug tactics and sell-out the taxpayer. And this has been going on for decades and now it’s all falling apart because we have reached that point that Margaret Thatcher (former PM of England) spoke about when she said that Socialism ends when you run out of other peoples money to spend……

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