As I touched on in a recent comment, If you made these 4 things against the law, we would not have any pension issues today.
– States borrowing pension money to balance budgets then never paying it back
– Pay-to-Play issues, most recent example is where Christie donators got billions in pension monies that they then put into high risk/high fee funds in order to line their own pockets, while making little, if any, money gain to put back into the pension fund
If laws were made to stop these 4 issues from occurring, and the pension was still in need of money, it would then be fair to ask for more money from the workers. They worked hard, put their time in, and always paid their share of pension payments on time, yet they are always the ones who have to pay out more to make up for monies others stole from them.
I am sure workers and unions would support putting more money towards their pensions if their money was not being used to replace money that had originally been stolen from them.
But of course, (not all, but a good amount of) politicians would never make these laws because they are the ones who benefit from the stealing. And unfortunately, while the California law capping pension amounts at $110,000 could be my #5 thing on my list to make law, I do not see CC considering such a cap being that his crowd would be most likely the ones to lose money by a new pension cap law, and not the average public workers whose majority has salaries no where near $110,000.