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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Orange County Firefighters

Somebody help me here.

I don't know how to make this claim by Mish and Greenhut of absurdly high average compensation for Orange Co., CA firefighters* jibe with this actual information about their salaries.

Is it some kind of fuzzy math, do their benefits total >>$100,000 per year, or are Mish and Greenhut simply union-busting liars?

Is there another possibility I overlooked?

Really.  What is the truth here?
* Image from -http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26185269


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