LANSING–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that retired Ingham and Eaton County, and Michigan state government employees are not only receiving lavish, gold-plated pensions, but that their pension payments, in many cases, are larger than some salaries in the private sector. Furthermore, over a normal lifetime, many of these government employees, when they retire, become pension millionaires.
“While Ingham and Eaton Counties stagnate with 10.4% and 9.0% unemployment; median home values of $140,000 and $155,000; and average annual wages of $49,000and $42,000, respectively, retired area government employees are enjoying lavish, gold-plated pensions that have made some of them pension millionaires,” said Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.
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- Eaton County MI Top 25 Pensions
- Ingham County MI Top 25 Pensions
- Michigan Top 25 State Police Pensions
- Michigan Teachers Top 100 Pensions
“The city of Lansing responded to our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with invoices totaling more than $23,000 to retrieve the data. Assistant City Attorney and FOIA Coordinator, Donald J. Kulhanek’s outrageous bill is tantamount to a refusal to release the pensions for Lansing?”
“Eaton and Inghan County retired government employees are doing much better than the average area worker in the private sector. Retired Eaton county government employee James Stewart receives an annual pension of $81,841. (Read more…) →