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Tom McBride: Scaling back benefits necessary sign of times

To the editor:

It’s about time somebody like Mayor David Narkewicz took a look at the benefits that employees of municipalities receive. These benefits have long been out of step with the private sector and they are bankrupting the municipalities. I have a friend who works for Mass Mutual Insurance and the health benefits of employees there have been scaled back.

We want to continue to give people these things, but we can’t continue to live in a fantasy land. In terms of intentions and fairness (giving people benefits), we want to do it, but in reality, we can’t, and actually, it’s not fair to those who work in the private sector.

Tom McBride


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