The More Things Change…


“California voters are notoriously fickle and cross party lines at the drop of a good pension plan.”

      —TIME, November 19, 1945

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  1. The reference in the quote is to the various pensionite movements in California in the 1930s and 1940s including the Townsend plan and the Ham and Eggs plan. See




    Daniel J.B. Mitchell. (2000). Pensions, Politics, and the Elderly: Historic Social Movements and Their Lessons for Our Aging Society. M.E. Sharpe.

    Comment by Daniel J.B. Mitchell — 3.19.2012 @ 8:47 pm

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