Public servants

02/12/2014 6:02 PM

02/12/2014 6:03 PM

“Government service” may have existed 50 years ago, but now it’s just a myth.

“Public servants” are now paid more than their counterparts in the private sector, enjoy better benefits and plush retirement. Long gone are the days of sacrifice to serve in anything other than our military.

Police, firefighters and other “civil service” employees have declared war on the private sector by demanding higher wages, insurance and much earlier retirement. Their unions care only about how much they can extract from members to elect politicians who ensure their next raise. And when that doesn’t work, legal action is next.

Look no further than the recent lawsuit filed by Fort Worth firefighters union. The police association filed its own lawsuit in 2012. Their sole purpose is to extort as much as possible from taxpayers while fleeing the very tax structure they created.

These city, county, state and government employees have made it clear that they serve no one other than themselves while driving the nation into bankruptcy. They need to look no further than their own mirror to see who they “protect and serve.”

— David Johnson, Weatherford

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