Rich, retired Illinois state cops

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Here is an eye-opening comparison of the salaries and retirement benefits granted to Illinois state police, compared with private sector retirees who "get" to live off their "generous" social security retirement benefits. The study was done by National Taxpayers of Illinois United.

Yes, we should reward the police who put their lives on the line for us. But wait until you read these figures.

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  • The solution for all retired public employees is obvious: Soylent Green. That would also help relieve world hunger and reduce the number of deadbeats in our society.

    (Soylent Green was a movie starring Charlton Heston - look it up in IMDB.com)

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