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Pete Sepp

2011 saw a focus on public sector unions. These unions have secured defined benefit pensions, and top-of-the-line health care benefits that are completely out of whack with private sector benefits, and what taxpayers can afford. Furthermore, the debt and future liabilities that states have accumulated due to these deals is making the economic outlook bleak for many states. Clearly the benefits that have been negotiated are unsustainable, and we saw this in Wisconsin in 2011 where a battle was waged over sensible reductions to public sector union pensions.

Vice President of the National Taxpayers Union, Pete Sepp