Democrats and Public Unions: A Rift between Friends?

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167x120 image for tp120611democrats_and_publicLast week's national election story was the failed recall of Republican Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin, a state where Republicans and Democrats are sharply divided.  There's another division — within the Democratic Party. Consider California, one of the bluest states in the nation. In the Republican stronghold San Diego, 67 percent of voters approved limitations on the pensions of public workers, but in San Jose, the margin was 70 percent -- for reductions in pensions and benefits for public employees, including police and firefighters.  We hear more about what happened in California and whether it's likely to spread.

Credits

Guests:
Sam Liccardo - Mayor of San Jose - @sliccardo, Barbara Maynard - Californians for Retirement Security, Harold Meyerson - Editor, The American Prospect; and Columnist - @haroldmeyerson, Mickey Kaus - Political Commentator and Author - @kausmickey

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Lata Pandya, Frances Anderton