The Illinois Democratic Machine would like to congratulate Governor Pat Quinn on his 2014 re-election!
And a special thanks goes to Illinois Republicans for making it possible! Their support of our pension plan helped the Governor seem like a reformer instead of just kicking the can.
You know, it’s a funny story… Democrats control Illinois, so we were getting hammered for not fixing the pension crisis.
To avoid getting blamed, we hatched a plan: repackage old ideas, call them “reform”, and the Republicans do the rest. They took the bait and let us off the hook. (No joke, it was really that easy.)
So here’s a toast to Illinois Republicans–for passing a a pension bill that does nothing but give us another four years.
Video courtesy of Da Machine.