City to pay out $93M to retirees | Cincinnati.com | cincinnati.com I urge you to read the entire article; your head may explode, though. Be forewarned. O really? Do you squirel away sick and comp time at your job so you can get paid an additional year's worth of salary when you retire? Do you expect the sick leave you earn at $10 an hour to be paid in 20 or 30 years at $60 an hour? Or that you can "fluff up" your pension benefit payout by manipulating the "highest three years" calculation? Almost $100 Million is now owed by the city of Cinncinnati to its retiring employees....and it had $50 Million + shortfalls in each of the past two years. I may not be a math whiz, but aren't we saying that if these abuses did not occur, Cincinnati could balance its budget? What say you?