Asked often enough about government: "Is this even legal? "
One might question the way in which money can be transferred to ‘cover’ other expenses.
We know that pensions are untouchable, but in times of financial distress, some governmental entities are finding out that health care is NOT off the table. However, others are developing more abusive ways to maintain the ‘status-quo.’ From Bloomfield TWP:
Bloomfield Township taxpayers have been receiving higher and higher bills for water and sewer each year. Yet in a controversial 5-2 vote in late 2015, Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees transferred $2.76 million of the fees collected from the citizens water/sewer bills and deposited those millions into a Retired Employees Health Care Trust.
Can you say “turning a fee into a tax?”
Is there any wonder why some might say that creativity in government can be a bad thing?
...when things get a little worse we will (quickly) find out whose pensions are untouchable according to those being 'touched' by pensions.
It's as if we're all in Peter Pan I-hate-math denial land.