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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Government Employee Pensions Are on the Table


“Conventional wisdom and the laws and constitutions of many states have long held that the pensions being earned by current government workers are untouchable. But as the fiscal crisis has lingered, officials in strapped states from California to Illinois have begun to take a second look, to see whether there might be loopholes allowing them to cut the pension benefits of current employees.” (New York Times)

Reality catches up with the budget writers.

FEE Timely Classic
“Government Workers Are America’s New Elite” by Steven Greenhut