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Police Officers Abuse Disability

Original post made by taxpayer, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jul 24, 2012

Tim Hunt comments that about the large number of PPD officers out on temporary disability.

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Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2012 at 9:05 am

Legit injuries or not - I never understood why public safety (police and fire( was exempt from paying taxes on short term disability - aka "4850 time". With bigger paychecks while off the job, there is even less incentive to get back to work.

Also, as in any job sector people start to miss work when they aren't happy. I wouldn't be surprised if morale is low.

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Posted by steven
a resident of Stoneridge
on Jul 24, 2012 at 9:11 am

Two many fakers. We dont need most of them. 20% reduction? Who cares? Glorafied meeter maids is all they are. Unless they get shot, I say let them wither away in the hospital in all there fakery. This is typical ploy by liberal diseased public employs and there supporters.

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Posted by taxpayer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

Pro-law, you made a point that I left out. It is not just the PPD doing this. It is every "public safety officer" in the state of CA. Cops, firefighters, CHP, prison guards.
CA law overrules Federal law regarding making the pensions tax free. Grey Davis crammed 3% at 50 on us without public comment or votes. We need to pass an initiative to make it 2% at 65 with the employee making 100% of the pension contributions. Tax free pensions need to be stopped, it only contributes to this abuse. Tax free 4850 time needs to stop. In the private sector, only the amount of income from SDI (currently about $1,000 per week, maximum) is tax free and that is because the employee pays for the insurance policy via SDI tax deductions on the paycheck. Public safety officers get full salaries, full benefits accruals (including pensions) and they collect it all tax free.
What incentive could they possibly have to return to work? Full salary, no taxes, sit at home -- full salary, pay taxes, do your job. It would be interesting to know how long these guys have been on their taxpayer funded vacations.

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Posted by franco
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Jul 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm

franco is a registered user.

another serious discussion beginning where Steven jumps in and exercises his right to "free palaver", designed to ruin the thread. Then the PW tries to restrict him by going to registered users only.... geesh!. Steven wins. He shuts down discussion.