Last week California's public safety workers were in the legislature pushing for benefits and pension increases.
Never mind that cities and counties already face budget-breaking
retirement costs. Voting along straight party lines - Democrats for
and Republicans against - members of the Assembly Public Sector
Committee approved a series of new measures to fatten already bloated
police and fire pensions. These bills are fiscal time bombs. They
fleece taxpayers, while pushing state and local governments ever
closer to insolvency.