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Double-dipping public employees [Letter]

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Regarding your article "Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan" (July 8), why do these two groups of public service employees think they are better than the tax payers of Maryland?

What other employer lets it's employees retire after 20 years of service and pays for their pensions and health care for the rest of their lives?

I know several retired policemen who receive their pensions and now work for the Department of Homeland Security, from which they will collect another pension paid for by taxpayers.

If policemen and fire fighters do not want a hybrid retirement plan, let's pass a bill to stop their double dipping.

J. Heming, Baltimore

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