Oct 7, 2014

Firemen Pensions

My friends the Firemen in Illinois were quite pleased a few years ago when they won a substantial benefit from the Illinois Legislature.  Their pensions were changed so that their surviving spouse received 100 Per cent of their pension regardless of the cause of death.

"What were you thinking", I said.  "Not only will you not get any more money over the course of your life, but you will have to hire a food taster!"

I enjoyed watching their expressions as this concept sunk in.

Lessons Learned:

Never make yourself more valuable dead than alive to the person who prepares your food.