We have already commented on the crackpot idea of the mayor's to go after a pension benefits of both police and firefighters-and now the NY post chimes in with more abuse of the tone deaf Bloomberg: "If Mayor Bloomberg hopes to wrest from Albany the pension-reform goals he seeks and the city sorely needs, he should stop trying to pick the pockets of retired firefighters and cops. As has been amply documented in The Post for months now, New York's public-pension liabilities have brought the city to the brink of bankruptcy. Change is mandatory. But targeting retired firefighters and cops is no way to go."
Of course it isn't, but the mayor remains clueless to the need to treat public safety differently then less vital areas of government service. And what could be more dastardly then going after current retirees who served with the expectation that their benefits would be in place for their retirement: "But he swiftly trained his sights on current retirees -- folks who served the city honorably, in the full expectation that the cash would be there when they retired."