Why Our Water Rates Are Rising
By: Nicholas A. Dunlap, CPM
It's good to know that we can count on public organizations such as the Water District to raise our rates in order to line their pockets with fat benefits and pension increases. After all, most of us in the private sector share these same benefits, right? WRONG. In looking at some of the out of whack budgets prepared by the various water districts across Orange County, one can't help but gripe over the extraordinary benefits afforded to these civil servants.
It used to be that the benefits of public and private sectors shared similarities. Now, the public sector has unions, a monopoly on the industry or service it provides and benefits that far exceed those of most private sector workers.
Check out the OC Register report here: http://taxdollars.ocregister.com/2011/09/13/water-workers-get-pensions-and-401k/97178/
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