San Jose "pension reform"

I don't disagree per se, but I don't want to ignore the culpability of "the powers that be". Government management (including both elected and appointed officials) is no less guilty than government employee unions of feeding at the trough. Indeed their salaries/benefits tend to be even more outrageous (see e.g. the case of former BART general manager Dorothy Dugger -- ). The numbers of management personnel are simply smaller, and so they pose less of a burden in the aggregate. This does not mean they are less at fault as individuals. In fact I believe they are *more* at fault, because they have more authority to set pay and benefits, and more of a responsibility to represent taxpayers -- a responsibility at which they are obviously failing miserably.

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P.S. - I again moved this thread to the LPSF-discuss list, since it's more discussion than activism.