Why don't politicians pay taxes

Why don't civil servants pay into the pension system?

Design guru
Why don't politicians and civil servants pay into the pension system? If politicians and civil servants receive high pensions, this will only burden future generations. Couldn't you just pay them a little more and then pay them into the pension system as normal? Then the argument that they only get pensions because they earn so little would be invalidated.
Sock puppet
And what's that supposed to do?
Then the state stuffs money from the left into the right pocket (with huge frictional losses through administration, etc.)
The bottom line is the same:
The few young have to pay for the many old ones!
guest
because they should be kept happy as CDU voters. and I doubt that they earn little.
bh_roth
Why? A civil servant has a contract with the state: he sells his working life to the state and receives a fixed pension in return without having to pay extra for it. Both sides are bound by this contract.
In order to change something, one would have to change the contract for "newcomers". Nothing can be changed in the contracts for the army of the "old" officials.
Anyone could take this route, but again and again you get scornful looks when you say that you are a civil servant. What is the reason? Earning more in the free economy comes at the price of an insecure job and an individual pension. The reasons are certainly complex, and you can use it to incite a lively or emotional discussion at any time, but it is not serious to question this civil service system as it is.
Design guru
... so with my question I did not want to question the civil service system. But why shouldn't the civil servants also pay into the pension system? I want more transparency and comparability. Many decision-makers in politics and administration do not understand the needs of retirees ... simply because they do not have to worry about retirement benefits. The pensions, which are very high compared to the pensions, are later paid by our children. Pension insurance must be as compulsory for me as health insurance. From a financial point of view, one can calculate by how much the current salary would have to be increased in order to compensate for the later lower pension payments. In my opinion, that would be politically enforceable, since nobody is worse off. It would also be less of an administrative burden as there is only one pension system. A nice side effect would be that ordinary people would better compare their salary with that of politicians and civil servants.
Seal knocker
Soldiers are not civil servants, they are only treated as civil servants.
SabineBiene
of course you could. Then why do civil servants pay taxes?
Then you can also pay into the pension system.
Deho
Why do officials pay taxes? I ask myself that too, they are paid from tax revenues, they don't generate anything. They could get a net salary with the possibility of depreciation. But that would reduce the bureaucracy in this country, and that is not possible at all.
HWil
Because the state cannot afford it. So easy. If the civil servants pay into the pension fund, the state must also pay the employer's contributions, plus the pensions of the existing pensioners. No politician wants to afford that. The same problem is with grants and general health insurance. Many civil servants would like to join the AOK, but then the Stat does not pay the employer's share. Private insurance is definitely more expensive for civil servants. So it's not up to the officials.