While most people have likely been mesmerized by the headlines citing rising pension costs, a less visible campaign has been waged locally by self-described “pension reformers” to needlessly raise the cost of public pensions for the taxpayer, and their public employees to astronomical levels
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It was ten-years ago that I contacted the Compliance Officer for the Orange County Health Care Agency to report improper conduct on the part of the agency related to the management of Federal HIV/AIDS funds. I was a Program Supervisor in the HIV Planning and Coordination unit that managed federal and state HIV/AIDS funding coming…
Pensions are not “paid by the taxpayer.” Pensions are paid by the employer, in this case public agencies, and the employees. The only interest the public has is in what compensation, including benefits, an active employee is being paid.