So apparently today is Be Extra Stupid today.Glad I found out about that before I went into the office:
Act 10 came up in the first question of the night. Asked whether it had been good for the state, and whether he would do it again, Fitzgerald replied that it had been necessary to “claw back” from a place where unions held too much power and public employees had been insulated from the economic downturn.
Right. Because it’s only fair that people who have not been cheated out of the kind of middle-class life that used to be the norm for everyone get hosed completely so that everyone who’s not a squillionaire suffers terribly. You know, I’ve heard this from acquaintances I don’t consider unintelligent, in the past year or so since the protests began, like how dare teachers feel “entitled” to things like pensions and health insurance, as if these are insane things like free foot massages and bring-a-kitten-to-work days.