Boost for retirees makes blood boil
August 19, 2013 09:46 PM | 796 views | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

If it were actually possible for one’s blood to boil, mine would have after reading in the MDJ that the county finance director is asking for a $5 million dollar “pad” to the $32 million dollars being paid out to Cobb government retirees, and on top of a $500 million unfunded liability. It’s no small wonder that states, counties and cities across this country are having to go bankrupt.

Dan Hill

Marietta

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dustoff
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August 21, 2013
I have been retired from Cobb County since the end of 2005. I have not seen any cost of living increase since retiring. But yet the price of everything including my medical coverage ha steadily increased.

And if you don't appreciate what the local government has done for you in terms of quality of life, then pack up and move.
Retired Cobb LE
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August 20, 2013
Dear Dan... I spent over 20 years in law enforcement here in Cobb County. I contributing to my health care plan and retirement fund each and every paycheck, so yes your better believe I expect my retirement check each month. And if this means the county has to pad the retirement fund to make sure it's retirees are covered so be it. I spent many a day and night working in all kinds of weather, dealing with the worst kinds of people while you sir slept peacefully in your home. My life was on the line each time I put on that badge and yes I loved the job. So what if your blood boils over the possibility of a little padding. The county made a promise to it's retired employees, a guarantee of continued coverage until death. Just try living in a county that offers no or little retirement coverage for it's employees and see what you get Dan. You won't get the quality of life that the people of Cobb have come to enjoy. That Dan IS a guarantee!
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