In a good natured way, one of my three teacher friends chided me at Pete's last night about supporting the Governor's pension reform plan...
Her contention is it takes away from working stiffs stuggling to earn both a living and a future. Why do I want to pick on future generations I was asked....Well, I responded that leaving in place a system that we cannot afford isn't doing anyone a favor in the present or the future.
She conceded there is gaming of the system and that some people have cashed in unduly.....I said its about changing things and the end result will be a compromise anyway.
By the time she left, we were still friends and the congenial atmosphere at Pete's prevailed.
We will see what comes of the Governor's efforts, which I think are laudable as changes have to happen if local governments are really going to live within a tax cap.
Watertown Daily Times Mayors Graham, Nelson support Cuomo’s pension plan