Scott Walker is causing chaos with his apparent policy overcorrection, which is really not an overcorrection but a well-aimed dagger at the heart of public employee unions. One of his weakening arguments is that not only are state finances in deficit, but that public employee pension funds have huge obligations that will come due sooner or later unless employees pay more toward their retirement.
That may have been true in Milwaukee County, where Walker rose to power as county executive after a public scandal over generous pension benefits. And it may be true in many states across the country, where governors and legislatures for years have shorted their respective pension funds on payments owed by government.
But it's not true in Wisconsin, either at state government or in some local units of government.