-OPERs, Ohio Public Employee Retirement, basically I have a 401K. My employer puts in a certain percentage, and I also am required to put in a percentage. I don't have a say in it. Its not like a private sector match, were the employer will match what you put in, only if you put something in. A certain percentage is taken out of my paycheck no matter what, then my employer puts in their own percentage as well. It is a high percentage, on both parts. So I am paying my share. Plus I put in an extra percentage in another 457 account, basically a public 401K offered through my employer. So you could say I am personally putting in above and beyond what most people do. I am also loosing a certain percentage to a health retirement account I wont have access to because I am not in the Pension option for OPERS. But having mobility of my own money is more important than that piece of the pie. I'm not sticking around for 30+ years.
Yes my salary comes from the tax payers, but so does everyone's salary when they buy a product.
Umm Government created Medicare, it is in their hands already