As Bob Brinker often says, when the public employee unions go to the negotiating table, "noone" is on the other side representing the taxpayers that have to pay the bills into infinity. Yes. It is a level of corruption similar to CEOs giving themselves obscene salaries and perks while pointing to their boards of directors for blame. These are boards filled with other "entitled" CEOs who all agree they deserve this obscene transfer of wealth from shareholders to the privileged few.
The people who agree to their demands are long gone when the "chickens come home to roost," and collecting fat public pensions themselves.
The Tea Party points to the former and the Occupiers point to the latter and fight each other rather than stop BOTH obscene practices for the betterment of the country.