March 10 (Bloomberg) — Every time he eats out in his hometown, billionaire investor Warren Buffett helps pay for police and firefighters to retire.

Like everyone else who dines at a restaurant in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett is charged a 2.5 percent tax that’s used in part to defray $850 million in unfunded retirement expenses for city workers. The levy, in effect for more than three years, hasn’t closed the gap. So the mayor is trying to persuade employees to accept lower retirement payments.

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