Far-left California Governor Jerry Brown said upcoming legal rulings will pave the way for his administration to make cuts to public pension benefits.
By taking funds away from public pensions, which belong to hard-working Americans, Brown said has a “hunch” that when the courts “modify” the longstanding California rule, he will use the financial relief for “other projects.”
The current California rule states that pension benefits promised to public employees cannot be touched or taken back, but the state’s Supreme Court is set to hear a case in which lower courts already ruled that reductions to pensions are permissible so long as said payments remain “reasonable” for workers.
“There is more flexibility than there is currently assumed by those who discuss the California rule,” Brown said. He said that in the next recession, the governor “will have the option of considering pension cutbacks for the first time.”
“In the next downturn, when things look pretty dire, that would be one of the items on the chopping block,” Brown said.
Brown is working toward taking money from hard-working Californians and instead allocating that to other projects, which many believe means more benefits for the roughly 2.3 million illegal immigrants California is protecting now that its a Sanctuary State.
Under Brown’s leadership, the state has already dramatically raised taxes on residents and pulled money from financial reserves as the state is slipping into major debt.
Rather than deport the millions of illegal immigrants, which would dramatically reduce costs, Brown is working toward pulling money from public pensions and using to fund his other projects.
He’s stealing from Americans and looking to give it to other groups, which many believe will be illegal immigrants.
He cannot get away with this.