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COLUMNIST DAVID BROOKS: Public-sector wages and the paralysis of the state

Published 10/12/2010

This situation, if you’ll forgive me for saying so, has been the Democratic Party’s epic failure. The party believes in the positive uses of government. But if you want the country to share that belief, you have to provide a government that is nimble, tough-minded and effective. That means occasionally standing up to the excessive demands of public employee unions.

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