CalPERS and unions can now raise taxes

08/22/2014 11:08 AM

08/27/2014 11:46 AM

Re "CalPERS sweeps away Brown's reform" (Editorial, Aug. 22): So CalPERS has the ability to raise taxes? With their recent decision to add numerous questionable pay sweeteners to their member's pension pay calculations, isn't CalPERS effectively raising taxes on those ultimately responsible for paying for these pensions? I'm talking about California taxpayers.

With the public unions' influence over CalPERS, the unions are basically raising their own pensions at taxpayer expense. Who is looking out for us, and how did we get so out of whack that librarians now get extra pension benefits for helping the people who go to the library?

-- Chris Plaat, Carmichael

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