The New American Civil War

A great article in the Washington Examiner about public sector employees… a few extracts:

The real divide today is, on one side, the 20 million people who work for state and local governments and the additional 3 million who’ve retired with fat pensions. On the other, the rest of us, about 280 million Americans. In short, there’s a gulf between the bureaucrats and the people.

The pension explosion has created a fiscal crisis in many states, cities and towns across the country, California being the worst off. Not only are pensions for government workers a perilously unfunded liability for many states, their soaring cost is causing sharp cuts in other programs.

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