[One cannot imagine a more cruel and unjust move by our current Republican dominated political/economic system that the cutting of pensions and support systems for those who have labored long and hard in the service of the public.  Perhaps the Iraq veterans’ will be the next to go?  I am particularly distressed, as I have had students whose lives have been shattered by serious injuries in the line of duty and who are barely hanging on with such disability pensions.  Ed Kent]

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Once Safe, Public Pensions Are Now Facing Cuts
By MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
A number of state and local governments are quietly
challenging the guarantees of public sector pensions.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/06/business/06pension.html?th&emc=th

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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