Public Pension McCarthyism

We find ourselves facing another version of McCarthyism. This time the targets are public employee retirement systems, public employee unions and anyone who speaks up in defense of either.

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He was a master of fear mongering and intimidation, skills that enabled him to silence those who knew him to be wrong but who were afraid of ending up on the wrong side of the infamous Joe McCarthy. Finally, at a publicly televised hearing in 1954, a soft spoken attorney by the name of Joseph Welch.