Here are the records through 2005, courtesy of the comptroller's office:
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The short answer is that through 2005 the city collectively put about $64 million into the general city, police and fire retirement funds while the unions put about $26 million into them.
In that time, the funds have paid out about $112 million while growing to more than $500 million in all.
The whole thing is a lesson in the value of investing money. Now if only I had some money to invest....
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