you are correct- Pete Peterson has been forthright but not on this
Reader comment on: Byron Wien and the Public Employees
Submitted by art (United States), May 27, 2010 11:34
It is easy to attack Social Security or Medicare, It is hard to attach Mary the Teacher, Joe the Cop or Brian the Fireman. They are what is killing the states and cities but the fact that they provide a "free" service makes it tough to say anything. I had kids in parochial school, but when I wrote letters on the teachers pension people said (privately) - "nice job, I wish I did not have kids in public school or I would be on your side". Ditto fireman- my mothers is in senior housing-would I want my name to be known as a questioner of fire pensions if she called 911?
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