Re "Did Prop. 13 help produce the pension mess?" (Viewpoints, July 12): Based on Peter Schrag's analysis of the unfunded pension liabilities, I believe he would blame the 97-pound weakling when the proverbial beach bully kicks sand in his face.
The relative strength of the Republican Party does not excuse the abuse of power by the Democrats and unions to award "scandalously generous" benefits. Larger and stronger individuals and organizations should be held accountable for their behavior, and using an opponent's size or influence as an excuse is ridiculous and immoral.
-- Dennis Clear, Sacramento