Madigan’s Pension Constitutional Amendment Ploy

-By Lennie Jarratt

In addition to the many pension reform proposals being discussed in Springfield currently, Speaker Michael Madigan is proposing a Constitutional Amendment to supposedly stop the legislature from easily passing increased pension benefits in the future. There are several problems with this approach.

1. In essence, Speaker Madigan is admitting the Legislature can’t control themselves in Springfield. The only way they can be saved from themselves is to have a Constitutional Amendment to keep them under control.

2. The State Constitution already requires a balanced budget. We all know how easy it is for the Legislature to get around that requirement. This amendment will most likely be circumvented whenever the Legislature wants to as well…

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About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's and,,,,, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. Warner is also the editor of the Midwest Editor for He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson
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