Monday, June 22, 2009
State workers' sense of entitlement
Just watched a segment on local LA news (ABC7 I think) featuring a demonstration in LA against any cuts in the state budget, with the usual "children will die" slogans. The newscast noted that almost all the demonstrators were state employees and some other union members. Didn't seem to note the sheer effrontery of workers demanding no cuts when the state faces a $24 billion budget deficit and gridlock in Sacramento. I think we may well be in something close to a terminal phase for the Empire. Government on the current scale is simply not sustainable, but the privileged classes (government employees are that these days) want no changes at all.