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It is a cesspool. Also, Democratic leaders Madigan and Cullerton, and Republican leaders, Radognoa and Durkin along with their supporters(including Quincy's own Senator Jil Tracy, by voting for this so-call "pension reform" have thrown the US and Illinois Constitutions down the toilet. Also, retirees have been thrown down the toilet.
I'm torn on this. How can an employer hire you and promise that if you stick around retire you get a pension of a certain amount and then as you approach retirement or have been retired for awhile, the employer changes his mind? I understand math, I understand making ends meet, but what happened to keeping one's word? It needs to be fixed but I think one cannot lose sight of the fact that…
Has Mike Madigan had a stroke?? Speaking out against his union thug buddies? Me thinks he'll soon be waking up with something that looks like a horse head in bed with him and it won't be that of Debbie Wasserman Schultz...... I wonder if he'll forgo his pension as a show of good faith? What, have I just had a stroke?
I can't disagree the 3% annual raise has got to go for all government retirees, state and local. Again a reduced pension is better than no pension and besides our kids and grandkids can't afford these lavish government pensions.