October 17, 2014
We Must Solve Marin's Pension Crisis Now!
Marin Taxpayers may be obligated to pay under-funded retirement pension benefits that are estimated between $700 million and $1.2 billion.
The impacts of this pension disaster will be felt soon as Marin County struggles to meet its generous and unsustainable retirement promises amid declining property tax revenue, unrealistic investment projections, and more.
Public Sector retirement benefits have grown dramatically over the years thanks in large part to the political influence of labor unions. State workers routinely retire at 55 years old with pensions higher than their base pay for most of their working lives.
Pensions are at the center of what will be an intensifying fight for diminishing resources from which government can pay for schools, police and fire services
Sweeping Reforms Are Needed - Join CSPP
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