I wonder if Captain "Sully" Sullenberger's colleagues' pensions are secure. Somehow, I doubt it.
Although airlines were the companies we used to loved to hate, airline employees are part of the family, too.
Right-wing critics of public employee pensions will use any angle to convince folks that these plans are bankrupting states, cities and towns. However, they are an essential part of the capital market.
Unlike Wall Street executives, American families don't have a golden parachute to fall back on.
It's clear that their retirement security may be one of the greatest casualties of this financial crisis.