A Modest Proposal

Marvelous Mike’s crony Rich Miller has a post up about the recent Pew study that showed Illinois dead last on funding for government pensions.

Shocking, I know.

One of Miller’s commenters whined that “working people shouldn’t be punished for the recklessness of politicians”, and I couldn’t agree more, even though this commenter was a government employee.

I agree that those who were promised lavish retirement shouldn’t be “punished” but neither should non-government employed taxpayers who had no seat at the table when all these juicy pensions were approved.

So this is my modest proposal: Government workers should go after the assets of all those who made these empty promises, their heirs, assignees and estates.

Mike Jacobs just bought a million dollar property—seize it. Pat Verschoore has a plumber’s pension—seize it. Mike Boland and his wife have multiple government pensions—seize them.

We did not get a vote in awarding these perks/pensions and we taxpayers should NOT have to fund them.

Go after those who made promises they knew they couldn’t keep.

Politicians need to be held accountable for their decisions and they need some skin in the game—as it is, it’s way to easy for them to spend other people’s money.

If they knew their assets would be seized, they would think twice before rewarding their special interests.

Maybe.

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Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

16 thoughts on “A Modest Proposal”

  1. Wow, you are really crazy. These good folks are going to get their good pensions. It is just to bad that the next generation will not get these good pensions because the older generation living longer and spend money on their age enhancing medications and surgeries.

  2. Oh yeah—the Democrats will make sure their Big Labor paymasters are “going to get their good pensions”…bank on it.

    Democrats will get re-elected and Illinois taxpayers will take it in the shorts.

    Thanks Mike!

  3. Yes I do.

    When Denny and Mike Jacobs, Brunsvold, Verschoore, Boland make promises they can’t keep with taxpayer money—when we had NO seat at the table, they should be made to pay the price.

    Don’t you think if Jacobs-Verschoore-Boland-Brunsvold, etc. knew their PERSONAL assets were on the line, they would vote differently?

    Of course they would—but voting to squander OUR money is okey-dokey for these hacks.

    MAKE THEM PAY!

  4. amen … take the money, make them accountable. It’s not like our rep’s are shy about funding their campaigns by making promises to unions or various mobsters. Better they pay for their willful breaking of the law, which required they fund the pensions .. than force poorer taxpayers to give up assets.

    I’m jungle bill now, since some other bill usurped my nick here … but I can see why he’d want people to think he was me … I get that a lot, being so awesome and all. ๐Ÿ™‚

    My nieces were climbing on me like a jungle jim, so jungle bill fits. Plus .. it’s a jungle out there … so I’m “going native” … be very afraid.

  5. Ya, the last thing we want is to tax all the people making $25 million a year. Fact is, the Republican candidate for state senate worked for 20 years to earn that fat juicy Federal pension and we owe him every dime. Every Federal pensioner should give up 25% of their pension in a show of unity (including Bill Albrecht).

  6. Gee, I’m so shocked that faux bill doesn’t want to address the reckless spending of Jacobs-Verschoore, etc. and instead changes the subject to Dim fairyland where nobody wants to tax “people making $25 million a year.” Or something.

    Jacobs is our senator and a Jacobs has been our senator for a quarter century—hold THEM accountable.

    Oh, wait, they’re DEMOCRATS—it’s NEVER their fault!

    Step up your game faux bill or go to Spam Hell—you are absurd and ridiculous. What the hell does Albracht have to do with Marvelous Mike looting the public pensions?

  7. Oh thanks jungle bill—now I can’t get this out of my head:

    I met you on somebody’s island
    You thought you had known me before
    I brought you a crate of papaya
    They waited all night by your door
    You probably wouldn’t remember
    I probably couldn’t forget
    Jungle love in the surf in the pouring rain
    Everything’s better when wet

    Jungle love it’s drivin’ me mad
    It’s makin’ me crazy
    Jungle love it’s drivin’ me mad
    It’s makin’ me crazy
    etc. etc. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Albrect’s 20-year and out pension is part of what is wrong in America and the PONZI SCHEME that has become public pensions!

  9. Well faux bill, since we’re talking about state government here, I think a better example would be Denny Jacobs’ 20 year pension for being state senator. He was also mayor of East Moline for quite a while—does he get a pension with that?

    Also Marvelous Mike worked for the SoS for 12 years, plus whatever pension he’ll get for being state senator, which should be around 20 years combined.

    I don’t mind financing modest government pensions, but double-triple-quadruple dipping is bad and the custom of jacking up a person’s salary right before they retire so they can get even more unearned $$$$ needs to stop. Taxpayer funded pensions should NOT be more generous than the private sector pensions—which they are. These are my main beefs.

    It is our Illinois politicians who voted to defund and loot the government pensions and if I was a government worker, I would take them personally to court to make sure they gave me the money they promised.

  10. I agree Albracht and Mike Boland are a better match. Both have bloated government pensions and like Boland, Albracht is trying to add extra pensions on top.
    It is a good thing Albracht won’t make it past Rep Pat Verschoore.

  11. I’d say Albracht deserved his pension a helluva lot more than Jacobs/Boland, etc.

    It’s a tougher assignment to be in the Secret Service than the part time job of being a state senator/rep.

    Verschoore? Are you talking about Pat “My Wife Made Me Vote To Abolish The Death Penalty” Verschoore?

    Yeah, that Verschoore sure will be a tough challenge. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. The deal is done!
    Jacobs against Schock
    Boland against Albrite
    Schwiebert gets the States Attorneys office
    Verschoore stays put
    McNeil takes on Morthland.

  13. Duhhh, McNeil isn’t even in Morthland’s new district! Fact is, Dems cut a deal with the newly minted Rep. Morthland get’s a cushy District and in return Richy endorses Jacobs and Boland. Bam. Checkmate!

  14. Yeah and in return Jacobs and Boland endorse Schilling—Bam. Checkmate! A Win-Win! ๐Ÿ™‚

    You Dim Phreaks crack me up!

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