Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:07 AM
HiPointDem (20,729 posts)
Stupid, corrupt media pundits & politicians lie about 60 years of pension theft in Illinois
We are tired of incompetent, skewed coverage regarding the Illinois public pensions’ unfunded liability... We are tired of the media’s omission of the most significant facts about public pension debt and anyone who talks or writes about cuts to services and the siphoning of the state’s money from education, public safety and human services because of “failed pension reform.” You, so-called pundits, are idiots!
And we are tired of those members of the Illinois General Assembly who lack ethical responsibility and moral courage and who are willing to challenge the State and U.S. Constitutions. You, so-called representatives and senators, are incompetent cowards and thieves!
Every article, every interview, and every legislative session about Illinois public pension reform should begin with these statements: The public pension systems were not and are still not the cause of the state’s budget deficits. The state’s budget deficits were triggered by past policymakers’ corruption, arrogance and irresponsibility...
Who is unequivocally reporting or discussing (besides the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and a few bloggers) that the state’s public services had been paid primarily by money that was stolen from the state’s public pension funds for decades...?
Who is truthfully reporting or discussing (besides a few bloggers) that these payments, meant for the public pension systems, were embezzled from the public employees’ pension plan and that public employees financed health care programs, public safety, park districts, and street repairs… for practically 60 years...?
Who is closely reporting or discussing (besides a few bloggers and small number of online newspapers) that current policymakers have provided extortive tax breaks for the wealthiest corporations in Illinois, such as Boeing; Caterpillar; Sears Holdings Corporation; and CME Group Inc., parent company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, and they will do it again to entice more conglomerates...?
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