These commie half wits make me think of someone trying to fill a bath tub without putting in the plug. Cut your costs it is the only way out.
“Public” employers should be held to the same rule as “private” employers: Fund TODAY any promise you make TODAY that requires spending on pensions and benefits TOMORROW.
Failure to fund today is inter-generational theft.
Do you remember when the “Balanced Budget” clause in every Constitution or Carter actually did protect future generations?
When (if ever) where those clauses repealed?
A great compare and contrast to Scranton is Allentown, home of our other Senator, Pat Toomey and a mere 75 miles away on I-476. Despite very similar demographics, populations and economies, Allentown is well-run and is not facing a fiscal Armageddon. While it definitely leans GOP in voting behavior, it is certainly not a one party town like Scranton.
I wonder what excuses the librards can make for two mid sized cities with similar resources and challenges but one is clearly successful and the other is not.