Let’s Make Being An Illinois Lawmaker As Attractive As Flipping Burgers At McDonalds

Illinois Republican Senator Chris Lauzen has introduced SB0030 which would “stop benefits for future legislators who become part of the General Assembly after July 2011”.

His rationale:

“I think that place that all that reform needs to start is with the people passing the laws, the members of the General Assembly . . . [and pensions for lawmakers] incentivize people to stay here forever.”

I’m more inclined to approve of this bill because of the possibility of more turnover rather than helping the pension problem—which is massive.

“Most states, on average, have to devote only about 4 percent of their budgets to pensions for government retirees. But Illinois, in the upcoming fiscal year, will devote what amounts to 15 percent of its budget toward the pensions of its retirees.”

So even though Democrats always proclaim they are for the chilllldren and the downtrodden, when push comes to shove, the chillllldren get thrown under the bus in order to reward their Big Labor paymasters who in turn will use that tax money to keep electing Democrats.

The kicker is the Illinois Constitution gives Big Labor the right to rob the taxpayers of as much of our moolah as they want.

What a scam!

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Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

7 thoughts on “Let’s Make Being An Illinois Lawmaker As Attractive As Flipping Burgers At McDonalds”

  1. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Where’s OUR Chris Christie? We need him more than NJ does.

    From all accounts this pension mess will drag down the entire state with public employees sucking all the $$$$ out of our pockets with little left over for programs that benefit all (infrastructure) or the truly downtrodden—to say nothing of the chilllldren. Most of the new tax $$$$ will go into these pension funds which Democrats like Blago and Mike Jacobs gleefully looted for years.

    The press is making a big deal over the fact that Madigan is “thinking” about reining in this massive cash drain, but the time for just “thinking” has come and gone. If there isn’t some serious action, PRONTO, Illinois will be yet another failed state—kinda like Libya. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. yeah, Gaddafi was passing out money to his friends as his regime was falling apart … looks like Illinois Dem’s are doing the same.

    Even Christie doesn’t come close to addressing the radical actions that would be necessary to “fix” our problems.

    But the Democrat solution is simple … the crooks will use government power to confiscate wealth from those that earned it … until the “little people” fight back.

  3. If the November election is any indication, I’m not optimistic about the “little people” of Illinois fighting back.

    There was a massive and historic turnover in the country from Dem to GOP—except here, where it seems the darkys (of all colors) are happy to be on Massa Dem’s plantation.

    Jeez!

  4. Except for Cook county and a couple “yankee” strongholds down south, Quinn got whooped up on bad. When push comes to shove … the “south” shall rise again. ๐Ÿ™‚

    โ€œPreserving debt affordability at levels consistent with Aaa ratings will invariably require fiscal adjustments of a magnitude that, in some cases, will test social cohesion.โ€

    http://www.kpcb.com/usainc/ page 419

    That’s from Moody’s about US bonds … IL debt is already as bad as Iceland’s. It could get ugly.

  5. Obama and Schilling need to raise taxes to the 50% rate that made this country great. That would take care of the budget problems. In 1981 the tax rate was 70% in 1982 it dropped to 50%. In 1986 the tax rate dropped to 38.5% and the rest is a financial disaster for America.

  6. Jesse, try to stay on topic; we’re talking about Illinois here.

    Quinn, Verschoore and Jacobs just jacked up everyone’s taxes 66% in a 2 a.m. backroom deal—let’s see how that works out first.

    If your theory is correct, Illinois will be rolling in clover next year, flush with all that new taxpayer $$$$ that will make Illinois GREAT again and all our budget problems will be solved—presto! change-o!
    ๐Ÿ™‚

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