We need a Scott Walker in Connecticut, to give us relief from an out of control public sector.

I can not tell who is right and who is wrong in Wisconsin. I invite the NYT and its commenters to help me. Through out the 20th century, unions were desperately needed. We read John Stenbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath is school, hammering in the desperate need. But today, in Hamden CT, you hear constantly about fire and policemen who earn 6 figure salaries with overtime, and retire after 20 years, with 6 figure pensions, and then take another job, because they are 40 years old. The town is drowning in pension liabilities it can’t afford. Our taxes keep going up to pay pensions for extremely well paid town workers, when most of us scrubs outside of local government never had a defined benefit pension. We are lucky if some years we could put money into an IRA. Is this what it is like in Wisconsin? We need a Scott Walker in Connecticut, to give us relief from an out of control public sector.

Republicans’ support for anti-union legislation is at odds with their professed commitments to helping the middle class.
nytimes.com|By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
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About David Lindsay Jr

David Lindsay is the author of "The Tay Son Rebellion, Historical Fiction of Eighteenth- Century Vietnam," that covers a bloody civil war from 1770 to 1802. Find more about it at TheTaySonRebellion.com, also known as, DavidLindsayJr.com. David Lindsay is currently writing about Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction., as well as singing and performing a "folk concert" on Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction. He can be reached at daljr37(at)gmail.com.
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