Anger brews over government workers’ benefits

AP Newswire, March 8th, 2011

Pension Envy!  The Next Big Fight/Debate!?

You have probably read about the brouhaha in Wisconsin over
pensions.  More and more state and local governments find that they are not able
to pay for benefits that public employees have been promised.

A recent article from the Associated Press, “Anger brews over
government workers’ benefits,” summarizes the debate.  “At its heart, the issue
is this:  Some public workers get a sweet deal compared to other workers.  And
it’s taxpayers who pay for it.”

And there is mounting evidence that citizens are taking sides
in this debate.  A USA Today/Gallup poll last month found show that Americans
largely side with the employees, though about two in five that want government
pay and benefits reined in.

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