CEDAR RAPIDS—A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals salaries and top pension estimates for the government employees of the cities of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Linn and Johnson Counties, and area government teachers. These government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but as retirees, many will become pension millionaires. Iowa bureaucrats refuse to release pension figures, so total pension payouts were estimated* for this report.
“One really has to question why Iowa lawmakers keep individual pension information in a shroud of secrecy. Prohibiting public review of this information sends a message to taxpayers that lawmakers are more concerned with protecting abusers and double-dippers than imposing adequate reforms on a system that holds taxpayers hostage,” said Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.
- Cedar Rapids IA City Government Employees Top 25 Estimated Pensions
- Iowa City IA City Government Top 25 Estimated Pensions
- Linn County IA Government Employees Top 25 Estimated Pensions
- Linn County IA Government Teacher Top 25 Estimated Pensions
- Johnson County IA Government Employees Top 25 Estimated Pensions
- Johnson County IA Government Teachers Top 25 Estimated Pensions
“Cedar Rapids and Iowa City taxpayers struggle through this recession with average wages of $30,000 to $43,000, while government employees really rake it in for as many as 30 years of retirement.” (Click here to read the entire article…) →