Every conservative is smiling about last night's results in Wisconsin.
But -- hard as it is to believe -- there's reason to hope that the message about how government employees are driving fiscal crisis has sunk in even in California.
There, citizens of San Jose passed some serious pension reform
, which among other improvements requires city workers either to contribute up to 16% more of their salary to continue with their current pension plan or else choose a more affordable plan; requires voter approval for future pension increases; and limits disability retirement to those who disabilities actually prevent them from working.
Predictably, the government union -- subsidized by our tax money and supposedly created to "serve us" -- threatens to sue the city.
The best news? These results signal that voters have absorbed the message that small government advocates have been trying to spread: There is no reason that government workers should have the "right" to a lifestyle that completely insulates them from the impact of government overspending and imprudence -- an impact that affects all other Americans. Enough with the calls for "sacrifice" from everyone else in order to subsidize an entitled class.