There were a few letters and commentaries posted in the Orange County Register over the weekend related to Moorlach’s raid on Deputy Sheriff pensions.Ã‚Â My apologies for getting them to you so late.
OCRegister.com – Do cops make too much money?
Local columnist Gordon Dillow wonders if pensions are too high for police officers and deputies.
OCRegister.com – Reader rebuttals: The ‘pension tsunami’
By MARK C. BERGQUIST
I wonder if a few other facts might be added to senior editorial writer Steven Greenhut’s “Pension tsunami” column [Commentary, Aug. 5].
The “10 Most Dangerous Jobs” list he refers to is calculated by injuries or death per 100,000 workers. Guess who is in the over-100,000 category (many times!) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ cops and firefighters. Some of those professions in the Top 10 do not even break the 100,000 mark. Even mentioning this was a bit cowardly, in that most cops are killed by acts of a violent human being versus acts of God or nature.Ã‚Â Read More
By KEN RAMSEY
In his column, “Rolling back the pension tsunami” [Commentary, Aug. 5], Register opinion columnist Steven Greenhut paints a mythical picture of the retired law enforcement officer, able to “luxuriate” at the golf course pondering a second career, while private-sector employees must work into their 60s or 70s. Nowhere in the column, however, does Greenhut address the fact that many of those retired officers may not be around long enough after retirement to collect much of their pensions, let alone “luxuriate” anywhere. Read More