Author David Sirota points out the stunning hypocrisy in cutting retirement benefits for Detroit’s firefighters, police officers, and thousands of other public employees.
“Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich., and his appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr are pleading poverty to justify cuts to the average Detroit municipal worker’s $19,000-a-year pension. Yet, they are also saying they have plenty of money available to continue a planned $285 million taxpayer subsidy for the construction of a new hockey stadium for the Red Wings.”
Why are municipal employees being blamed when data prove they had little to do with the city’s fiscal problems?