After reading the article (twice) I'm stunned at how you bent the content to further your continuing rant about public sectors pensions. The piece didn't even mention pensions. Or DC, or VA, except on a chart with all 50 states. I agree with you that some of the pensions in the past were bloated, but from what I've heard, specifically from my sister, a budget analyst of a local school system, they've been being reined in for years. She's retiring in 2 years after 30 years in with a generous pension, but recent hires pensions are half, or less, of what they used to be.