Cops vs Teachers: Who's Worth More in Tight Times?

Are some public-sector workers more equal than others? Are cops and firemen more deserving of public money, say, than file clerks? Than prison guards? Than librarians or hospital orderlies? With an ever-smaller pie of money available for public salaries and pensions, shouldn't first responders get first dibs? The general public, some elected officials—and more than a few cops and firefighters—seem to think so. As the war over public sector workers' rights and perquisites spreads from...Full Story
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