Refuting much of what I wrote in the previous item, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s courageous and necessary pension reform initiative appears dead for now, thanks in no small part to pro-labor state Attorney General Kamala Harris.
As I predicted, Harris wrote the ballot language of Reed’s proposed reform measure in such a stilted way that it made reasonable pension reform sound like drowning kittens.
“It’s likely that potential donors have concluded that the ballot language is to toxic to support the intitiative,” the State Worker columnist wrote in the Sacramento Bee.
Harris is supposed to be fair and objective. Instead she’s carrying union water, probably in exchange for supporting her political ambitions. Look to her to run for the U.S. Senate when Nancy Pelosi or Dianne Feinstein poop out. Or –why not? — governor. The unions will be only too glad to fund her campaign.