Voters in the United States are in revolt against above-average public union worker benefits. Last week, Wisconsin voters voted to retain Gov. Scott Walker by a greater margin than when he was first elected. They realized that Walker was able to retain services, avoid layoffs and not increase taxes by bringing public worker benefits closer to that of the private sector. Even 37 percent of union households voted for Walker.
In other elections, voters in San Diego and San Jose voted by 66 percent and 70 percent to decrease public worker pensions. During the last decade, increased pension costs resulted in services being cut so the voters reacted in a rational manner.
Here in New York, Gov. Cuomo has come out in favor of reducing retirement benefits for new state employees. It is a start but more reform is needed. The far left is claiming that all this is an attack on the middle class. However, they have not justified why public workers deserve greater compensation packages than those in the private sector.
We are not in the 20th century anymore. Welcome to the new millennium.