'Am I hearing that right?'
You heard it right, Barbara: Lawmakers get a larger pension for losing.
... And you wonder why lawmakers always find a way to avoid reforming the state's pension system. ... Here’s another example
of a ‘troubling culture of coziness.'Update
-- Outraged Liberal
: "Mark the date of this historic moment: Barbara Anderson and I agree on something." ... It's taken this long to agree with Barbara on something? But I get his point.Update II
: "Reform in Massachusetts has to start with the pension system." ... It does start with pensions. It's the prime motivator for most of the recent abuses we've seen. But it's probably going to take application of the RICO Act to force change. Lawmakers ain't going to do it. ... Now watch the governor's reform task-force come back with grand recommendations for lobbying and campaign-finance reforms etc. They'll miss the mark by a mile.