When will the politicians take up the issue of their own benefits? You never hear them talk about requiring themselves to reach a retirement age before collecting a pension. Some collect pensions from serving local, state and federal elected offices long before any recognized retirement age. Maryland's ex-governors are a good example. Beside pensions ex-politicians often get subsidized medical insurance. How many really need the pension, from ex-presidents to local county executives/city mayors? Let the cuts begin in their own house.
Bob Woolley, Timonium