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.