I agree. The “dishonor Obama” comment, if true, is ridiculous beyond belief and indicative of a stupid judge. Nevertheless, the provision in the State Constitution does present an interesting legal issue. It seems to me a State should have the right to protect pensions like this, regardless of the sanity of the provision. It’s a State and its political subdivisions and they should have the right to determine such matters, but I do think it will be overturned via Federal pre emption.
So the State has a right to enslave the few tax paying citizens left to pay for the bloated pensions of public employees because the political officials that agreed to the pensions were bought and paid for by the public employee unions?
It sounded like a big, sloppy, juicy Obama butt-kiss to me.