Alternate headline: here come the layoffs and the tax hikes!
Watch how many public employees, including lots of firefighters and police officers, are laid off in the not too distant future.
Kevin OBrien from the Plain Dealer said it well:
Advice to low-on-the-totem-pole union members: Don’t bother celebrating. Do get your resumes in order.
While voters may have supported you on this issue, I’m betting in the vast majority of cases that they will NOT support you by voting for higher taxes to pay your increasingly expensive and generous benefits.
Voters had three choices: reform, higher taxes or layoffs. Since I see most school levies are failing, it looks like they chose “layoffs”. It didn’t have to be like this.