Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Public Support Is Low For A California Initiative To Cut Government Employee Pensions

That's too bad.  They really need to give the power back to the local communities.
The poll found that 24% of voters said they were opposed to a constitutional amendment that allowed government agencies to reduce employees’ retirement benefits, 20% said they were not sure how they’d vote, and 14% said they would vote against it. The remainder said they were “still considering” the issue.

“The fact that this initiative calls for the modification of retirement benefits only for years of services not yet performed makes little difference to voters,” pollster Fred Yang said in a statement. “Moreover, even with a neutral reading of the ballot, this measure fails to garner over 36% of the vote in the initial trial heat.”

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