Who is looking out for the tax payers? Yes, I realize our representative are "supposed" to be looking out for tax payers more than union employees, but I doubt they are. After all, public unions represent a very large and powerful voter group that can mobilize voters for support of their "chosen" candidate. Do you honestly believe they have tax payers' interests in mind? The process is wrong and needs to change. Case in point: Providence RI Mayor: Providence is facing bankruptcy http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_...vidence-mayor-angel-taveras-budget-crisis-nek "Taveras's office released a list showing that the city's highest-paid pensioner, former Fire Chief Gilbert McLaughlin, now receives an annual pension of $196,813 a year. He retired with an annual salary of $63,510. At the current rate of growth, McLaughlin's pension will total roughly $796,871 if he lives to the age of 100." How can a firefighter who made $63K have a pension of $197K with a built-in annual raise of 5%? Answer: Unions "negotiated" the deal and old corrupt loser Buddy Cianci signed, sealed and delivered it!