PBA #314 President Joe Tuohy has jumped into the fray over the PBA charges against Assemblyman Dave Rible over at Jim Hogan’s blog.
Tuohy disputes some of the figures Jim used in his post and says he supports the PBA action against Rible.
Police unions complaining like this is really unseemly. Even with the recent reforms, New Jersey police officers have an extremely enviable deal.
I admit…I’m envious! A high school buddy of mine retired from a NJ police force a little over a year ago. His take home pay from his pension is $20 per month less than he was taking home when he was going to work every day! I wish I had a deal like that at 52 years old. If my friend lives to be 82 he’ll collect over $2.5 million. That doesn’t count the cost of his health care.
Even with the recent reforms, I’m concerned about the economic sustainability of such a system.
Worse, we’re laying off police officers in high crime areas while we are paying able bodied men and women not to “protect and serve.” That is why, “people are going to die,” as Senate President Steve Sweeney said. They’re not going to die because of Governor Christie’s budget cuts.