“Let’s call it what it is: it’s a Public Sector Protection Act.”

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Feb 09, 2010 2:47 PM
Yesterday, it was in the Washington Examiner; today, it's in the New York Times. I'm talking about the outcry over the number of government jobs saved by the stimulus, versus the number of private jobs saved. Today, the Times talks about a "funding cliff" in education. After the stimulus money goes away, there's nothing left to pay the teachers. In other words: it's great in the short-term, but totally unfeasible in the long-term.

The Times' might focus on education, but that's only one of the many industries that are affected. Here's Jim Stergios, executive director of Boston’s Pioneer Institute, commenting to the Boston Herald:
Let’s call it what it is: it’s a Public Sector Protection Act.