AirTalk for November 25, 2009

Are public employee unions bankrupting the nation?

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The Forum Press

Plunder: How Public Employee Unions Are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation

In his new book “Plunder,” Sacramento based investigative journalist Steven Greenhut argues that public workers earn more than other Americans and receive vastly superior benefits. Greenhut claims that outsized retirement pensions and benefits packages place a huge burden on state and federal treasuries, resulting in higher taxes and massive debt. Steven Greenhut goes toe-to-toe on public employee unions with Nick Barardino, general manager of the Orange County Employees Association.

Guests:

Steve Greenhut, author of “Plunder: How Public Employee Unions Are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation” (The Forum Press)

Nick Berardino, General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association


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