World Turns Upside Down

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports “New Jersey’s public employee labor unions, long seen as a potent political force and often depicted as an 800-pound gorilla looming over the Statehouse, are running short of friends in Trenton…Democratic labor leaders in the Legislature have been among the most vocal supporters of cuts to government benefits, saying taxpayers can no longer afford the perks.”

Of course, the union bosses aren’t taking the turn toward financial responsibility lightly, raising the possibility of a slate of big labor candidates running for office in next year’s elections. As Clint Eastwood once said, “go ahead. Make my day.”