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    Re: This is My Illinois
    Posted by: Elaine on 12/01/12
    (22) Comments

    Below is a great letter to the editor on Ill pension mess. Cut off the
    author's name...Ron Kruger wrote it.
    http://www.sj-r.com/opinions/x35745936/Letter-Programs-stole-pension-
    money

    The politicians ran on “no new taxes” for years and years while
    spending went ever onward and upward. Roads and bridges kept being
    repaired and maintained and pet projects of various political entities
    funded.

    Where did that money come from? It was borrowed or stolen (depending
    on where you stand on the issue) from those pension funds under the
    guise of discretionary spending.

    All that means is that politicians took concessions from employees for
    decades with the promise of an adequate pension, and then year after
    year after year they found reasons to put off keeping their end of the
    bargain while their workers performed their jobs and made their
    contributions to their pensions.

    Now when it’s time to pay off their debts and all that money that was
    diverted is due, those same duplicitous politicians are scrambling to
    blame the victims for the consequences of their actions.

    Their solutions all seem to revolve around letting the victims pay
    again. That’s the golden goose that they are peddling, except they
    need the public’s complicity to get around the Illinois Constitution.
    They need the public to help them dump their incompetence onto the
    backs of the victim, so they lie to them, too.


    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • This is My Illinois, 11/20/12, by Elaine.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/21/12, by Merrill.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/21/12, by twiceshynow.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/24/12, by therealsped.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/27/12, by Merrill.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/29/12, by therealsped.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/29/12, by Merrill.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/29/12, by anon.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/29/12, by anon.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/29/12, by Elaine.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/29/12, by Merrill.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/29/12, by Elaine.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/29/12, by therealsped.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/30/12, by Elaine.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/30/12, by anon.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/30/12, by anon.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 11/30/12, by Merrillv2.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 12/01/12, by Elaine.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 12/01/12, by therealsped.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 12/03/12, by Merrillv2.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 12/04/12, by therealsped.
  • Re: This is My Illinois, 12/05/12, by Merrillv2.