Fiscal Sanity Is Contagious: California Cities Pass Pension Reform

Fiscal Sanity Is Contagious: California Cities Pass Pension Reform

As Wisconsin voters stood by Governor Scott Walker and his collective bargaining reforms, voters in California–of all places–passed pension reforms by voter initiative in both San Diego and San Jose. It is yet another sign that Americans–even in traditionally liberal states–are rejecting the high-spending, big government, big labor policies of Barack Obama and his labor-dominated Democrats.

In a statement, California GOP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro noted:

The Election results tonight in both California and Wisconsin prove that voters have an appetite for government reform.  In two of California’s largest cities, voters passed substantial pension reform. Perhaps most interesting is that this wasn’t a partisan cry for reform; even in a large city such as San Jose which has heavy Democrat registration, taxpayers stood up against union bosses and big government. Governor Brown and the Democrats in California would be wise to listen to the voters.

Whether Brown–or Obama–will pay attention remains to be seen. But the rest of the country is on the same wavelength.


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