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Want to know why government -- so much.
Well start with the employees New York State for example has about 274000.
And that doesn't include local cities towns counties or school districts or -- New York City.
Paying them costs a lot over thirteen billion dollars in 2009.
OK maybe that's worth it for the services you get they don't forget.
Many of those employees will ultimately work long enough to retire with the state pension which means you continue to pay them long after they've left the job.
Again in New York State -- 340000.
People in the state employees' retirement system.
Now that it doesn't include many police or fire fired -- retirees are again New York City employees.
It does however include many local and county employees and retired teachers.
Whose pensions are part of that system.
Those retirees cost about seven billion dollars a year.
So it's good to remember if you live in Yonkers for example you're paying for the retirements at 63 members of -- housing authority.
Or that they're over a thousand retirees from the New York State workers pay compensation board.
Or the more than 200 retirees from the western region off track betting corporation let's just -- ongoing.
There's the 400 or 55 that is retirees from the division of military affairs.
Let's consider the people are people from the Brooklyn public library.
And more than 12100 from the buffalo public schools a 114 from the new York state bill drafting commission.
And ironically 65 retirees from the office of -- Now giving credit where credit's due New York is one of the very few states -- the pension fund is fully funded.
Despite the fact estate historically -- a tough time balancing its budget.
And look I'm not saying that any of those three and 40000 retirees didn't deserve their pensions.
Well when you think about the cost of your government you have to consider all the costs and you have to remember where that money comes from right.
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