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Politicians’ pensions next

I’m sure it pained the elected officials of both San Diego and San Jose to restructure and cut the pensions for public employees, but not for the reason you may think. When the voters approved the measure, they sent a clear signal to all municipalities to follow them, and they will if it withstands a legal challenge.

Then I hope the eye of the people will refocus on the elected officials, both state and federal, and their lucrative salaries, health care plans and pension plans.

If we the people are made to live on less and retire on less, then why not the politicians who “feel our pain” but can’t quite reach out and join us unless we force them to!

James Youngman


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