Commentary

Nothing’s too outrageous for gov workers

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.

Adrian Moore

Adrian Moore, Ph.D., is vice president of policy at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.