I wish BCM was here to kick his fraudulent butt.
I need ajob like that
This runs rampant here in NY, this probably not even the worst case. Public employees and their over generous pensions are breaking NY. My village real estate taxes are going up $600 this year because our village has to contribute extra money to the state employees pension fund because the fund had losses in their inestments due to the financial crisis. They are guaranteed an 8% return annuallyinvestments
The disability system in this Country is beyond broken. But it’s our fault. We know it...we choose not to do anything about it.
Any FReepers who joined after 9/11 and want to know about a real hero of the FDNY read THIS!
The guy is only doing what he is permitted to do. He may not deserve the disability pay but the people that set the system bear the blame for allowing it to continue just as much as he does.
...the 55-year-old "Iron Man" triathlete is collecting an $86,000 disability pension from taxpayers... Since retiring in 2001, McLaughlin has run numerous marathons and other races, often finishing near the top -- and first or second in his age group. He's "an incredibly fast runner," a fellow athlete says. "He runs like the wind." ...an asthma victim with reduced lung capacity, qualifying him for an $86,000-a-year disability pension. For life. Free of state and local taxes.
The unions BRAG about scoring such deals for their members. They blame the municipalities for being so stupid to agree to these ridiculous rules.
And the Obama administration is behind the unions doing this 100%.
This is happening throughout our Country.
There are countless people who have never paid into social security ... yet they are receiving benefits ... usually after they have hired a lawyer. I’ve seen these people be very active mentally and physically functioning very well.
There’s no reason these people can’t work ... they are what I consider “line breakers” ... they are jumping ahead of all us good “boomers” who’ve worked and paid into social security for decades. Nobody addresses Social Security Disability fraud when they talk about Soc. Sec. going bankrupt.
I personally know of a “retired” NYPD cop who blew his knee out in a Sunday morning softball game. Went to work on Monday and claimed he fell down the stairs of his precinct. He retired on 3/4’s. White-Irish-American. His wife, also a cop, but a minority, sued the NYPD for discrimination, and for her troubles was assigned to the shooting range at Rodmens Neck. Cush job.
I personally know of a “retired” cop who caught his finger on his front door, went to work, and claimed he hurt his finger in a filing cabinet mishap. Since it was his “trigger” finger he was retired on 3/4”s. You ALL saw him on the national nightly news as an “expert on terrorism” in September 2001. Total dumb phoney who now chairs our CIVIC association.
I personally know of a “retired” fireman, who claimed he was injured in the line of duty, and now is able to fully focus on his primary, private business as construction contractor, a mucho lucrative concern. He was able to buy out his neighbors million dollar waterfront property, and level it, so he'd have a bigger yard. ON A RETIRED FIREMANS SALARY? (His father-in-law was a big shot in the Bronx Democrat Party).
Now, I'm just an insignificant nobody, with no proof of nuthin. But I know what I know. One more case:
A highly decorated, well respected, cop. He belonged to an elite unit of the NYPD. His claim was that he was assaulted and injured in the line of duty. Result: Out on 3/4’s plus Social Security disability, for life.
The reality was that he was injured when his VW Beetle was in a head-on collision, causing his injuries. How do I know? I was married to the bum. BUT, I did not find out the truth till after I divorced him. How did I find out? My brother was his best friend, but kept his secret. (Still haunts my brother till this day).
What in the hell is wrong with OUR Society????? These 4 guys were not minorities. These 4 guys collected, and are collecting 10’s of thousands of OUR dollars!
Beck has cited some interesting stats regarding the number of currently active FDNY employees and those that are not working but still compensated (retirement, etc.).
Anyone have the figures?
Was it 17K active and like three times that number inactive?
Giuliani tried to keep the clean up force to a minimum citing safety concerns. He was greeted with howls of protest from the IAFF, the fireman’s union. He relented due to the pressure.
Now they are suing.
I worked 42 yrs in industry, finishing at a much higher level of responsibility than this guy and get about half of what he does for pension.
Because the FDNY and NYPD are run, and have been run, like rackets for as far back as anyone can remember.