Monday, March 23, 2009

No good deed

When I first heard someone say, "No good deed goes unpunished," I was sure that I would never be so cynical. By now, I'm a good deal less naive.

When Deval Patrick came forward with a package of pension reforms for Massachusetts public sector employees, I didn't expect the gripers, begrudgers, and bitter dittohead wingnuts to be happy. They'll never be satisfied. Ever. Give them what they ask for, and they'll find a reason to stay angry.

Policy shouldn't be made to try to satisfy them. But Patrick's proposal is a good step for those of us who sincerely want good government.

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