December 12, 2006

California public employees gain generous benefits while public sleeps

The special interests usually have their way when the public doesn't pay attention to policy decisions on issues that seem arcane to most taxpayers. Quite simply, the ones paying the bills get ripped off because government bores them.

Then they wake up one day to find they've been funding political giveaways for years, and that's threatening their favorite programs. Elementary school music is being cut; a fire station is being closed; a program for seniors is being eliminated. Now they're mad, but often it's too late.

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