Somehow all of the bloviating about pension reform rings shallow when you hear the story on YNN this morning that newly relected Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh has submitted retirement papers and will take the office anew on January 1st....Pension plus salary !
It's all probably legal and I know that's the system we play under.....I think people should be able to retire with some degree of security, but really....Is this right ? Can we afford to keep doing this?
The answer is no....Enjoy your retirement Sheriff....along with Pedro Espada who also filed his retirement papers this week.
Time for a defined contribution system for new hires.....
The Sheriff tells YNN's Bill Carey, "this is common practice in law enforcment."
Indeed it is....Our new lieutenant governor is drawing a large pension from being a Rochester city cop and has another retirement in the offing as mayor and LG.
No wonder so many retirees love New York.