For years and years, state and local governments have promised generous benefits to their workers without real regard for where the money would come from in the future to fulfill those promises. If these governments pay all that they've committed to pay for retired workers, they soon will be in the position that they will be spending all their money on workers who aren't working and have nothing left over for schools or prisons or roads or any of the other functions for which people look to their state and local governments.
When I hear public sector union leaders state they will block any reform, I am led to question, why in the heck do our elected leaders give them such power? Union leaders are elected officials.
So elected officials, you need to grow a spine and realize that no matter where you got your campaign money from, you have a duty to act in the best interests of the state.
Ohhhh, wait...............that is not what elected leaders believe any more. The concept of statesmanship has taken a back seat to getting and keeping power.
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