In the news: Schwarzenegger eyes revamp of California’s pension programs
[Gov.] Schwarzenegger wants legislation creating a two-tier system that would
deliver lower benefits to newly hired public employees — not only state
workers but firefighters, police officers, teachers, and other
Along with proposed cutbacks in retiree health benefits, Schwarzenegger
says, the plan would save $90 billion over the next 30 years.
California’s conservatives complain that our public employees
are paid too well and have really good health care and pension benefits.
Progressives say that the POINT of progressive policies is for people to get
better pay, health care, benefits, and pensions.
Conclusion: If you don’t want to have good pay, good health care and a good
retirement plan then go ahead and vote for conservatives.