So, here you go.
This New York Times article says that there is a class war coming between the haves and the have-nots.
Let's hear it:
There’s a class war coming to the world of government pensions.
The haves are retirees who were once state or municipal workers. Their seemingly guaranteed and ever-escalating monthly pension benefits are breaking budgets nationwide.
The have-nots are taxpayers who don’t have generous pensions. Their 401(k)s or individual retirement accounts have taken a real beating in recent years and are not guaranteed. And soon, many of those people will be paying higher taxes or getting fewer state services as their states put more money aside to cover those pension checks.
The class divide is not between workers who have government pensions and those who don't.
The class divide is between those who make their money renting money to other people -- and the people who have to work for a living.
This Ron Lieber article is a despicable attempt to recast the class war as worker against worker, rather than worker against owner/landlord/rentier.
The article ends with a call for "give-backs," where existing retirees and plan members who hope to retire have to surrender benefits, sometimes after decades of contributing to the plans.
My guess is that "Ron" from the New York Times and his friends on Fox News and the Rush Limbaugh Show will be successful in stoking animosity between different types of workers ...
Knowing full well that the real struggle is between those who clock in forty, fifty and sixty hours a day -- and that new global class of elite in their shiny towers in New York, London, Singapore and Dubai, looking down at the rest of us and laughing.
Until we understand where the struggle is, we're not going to get anywhere.