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letters | THE WISCONSIN RECALL ATTEMPT

Inequities must be addressed to curb a Mass. revolt

For the past 40 years, state public-sector unions have showered thousands of dollars on their state elected officials and, in return, have reaped the benefits of legislation that bestowed unrealistic retirement benefits.

This has fostered retired police, firefighters, teachers, and administrators with pensions that in many cases exceed the base salaries at which these people worked during their careers. In many cases, career durations were years short of a normal retirement age of 65.

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