Space: The Final Metaphor


Unveiling his “Twelve Point Pension Reform Plan,” Gov. Jerry Brown was asked at an Oct. 27 press conference if less generous retirement benefits necessitate larger salaries for employees. The Democratic governor acknowledged that such was the case but notrd that the salary of an employee can always be reduced in a subsequent year or that employee can be sacked.

Not so with benefits confered through a person’s pension:

“Once you’re in that rocketship, you’re in orbit and you’re not coming back,” the man once known as “Governor Moonbeam” said. (Ground Control to Major Tom.)

(Editor’s Note: Brown’s 12 point plan comes a little over seven months after he unveiled a seven point pension plan, which included five adidtional points to be fleshed out later.)




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