Pensions and retirement funding are the core of this nation's looming financial difficulties.
stands tall and faces the problem. Rhode Island
In spite of most expert opinion, national politicians have not yet deemed
finances as worth the effort to fix. Washington
Two key points:
* Dems pulled a Nixon-in-China and "disrespected" their union base to get the job done.
* Younger state workers broke with their unions and supported the plan. They'd rather have some state pension than none.