How does that discredit my point of view? There are architects and engineers in the public sector who get taxpayer funded pensions too. What about them? I'm not sure what point you think you're making. If you want to compare then, compare how much private sector practitioners in each of these professions contribute to their retirement versus what their public sector counterparts contribute. What the eventual benefit will be will vary but if you take the ratio of what is contributed versus the total return, public sector employees are far ahead.<quoted text>
Look at lawyers, some work for the District Attorneys office who later draw a public pension! How about Public Defenders or Legal Aid , they receive a public pension!! So I guess this pokes holes in your theory and argument?
All public sector pensions need to be examined and brought in line with the real economy in the real world. The bankruptcy case for the city of Detroit starts Tuesday. Pay close attention to the facts in that case paying special attention to the similarities with New York.