Cincinnati Voters React to Pension Assault: Not 'No,' but 'Hell No'

November 6, 2013

In one of the biggest working family victories in Tuesday's elections, Cincinnati voters overwhelmingly defeated a city charter amendment that would've eliminated defined-benefit pensions for city workers and replaced them with defined-contribution plans. How overwhelming were the voters in rejecting the assault on public pensions? By a margin of 78%–22%. Yes, only 22% of the electorate in Cincinnati, not exactly a liberal bastion, supported cutting public pensions. Maybe those who are pushing the anti-pension agenda across the country should take notice.

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