Category Archives: Pensions

Four More Years: Pat Quinn Wins 2014 Illinois Governor Race

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 … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two States: Illinois vs. Wisconsin in the Public Pension Debate

-By Benjamin Yount and M.D. Kittle, cross posted from Watchdog.org SPRINGFIELD – The dividing line in the national debate over the future of public-sector unions can be found between the Land of Lincoln and its neighbor to the north. The … Continue reading

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Reminder: Teachers Unions Responsible for Illinois Pension Mess

-By Warner Todd Huston Over at his excellent McHenry County Blog, Cal Skinner has a good reminder of just who is in large part responsible for the pension mess in the State of Illinois. The teachers unions was one of … Continue reading

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Bambenek Pledges to Refuse General Assembly Pension

From the campaign of John Bambenek for State Senate (52nd District)… Bamenek Calls on Sen. Frerichs and Legislators to Take Initiative on Reform CHAMPAIGN, IL (September 20, 2012) — John Bambenek, the 52nd District State Senate Republican Candidate, today pledged … Continue reading

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Corey Singer on Illinois’ Pension Debacle

-By Warner Todd Huston Corey Singer is a Republican running for Will County Executive. Recently he took to Youtube to discuss the pension mess Illinois is in. He says that the pension mess “will sink” Will County and the state. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin, Illinois: Opposite Sides of a Coin

-By Warner Todd Huston It is big news that the public employee unions experienced not just a loss in Wisconsin but a rout. Wisconsin has higher employment since Walker took office, lower debt, and even budget surpluses not to mention … Continue reading

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Rage in the Illinois House

-By Warner Todd Huston Illinois House Rep Mike Bost (R, Murphysboro) came to his wits end over the last second introduction of a pension reform bill by House Speaker Michael Madigan (D). The bill was introduced only minutes before Madigan … Continue reading

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Too Many Illinois Republican Congressmen Giving Unions Free Tax Dollars

-By Warner Todd Huston >For such a blue state, Illinois has some rather good Republicans in Congress, but on one issue many of them consistently fail. That is in their unfortunate support for Big Labor. The issue of Project Labor … Continue reading

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Put Illinois Taxpayers First: Pass Pension Reform

From Americans For Prosperity-Illinois… Illinois politicians raised taxes last year by 67%, yet we still have the worst-funded pension system in the nation, with over $85 billion in unfunded liabilities. This problem exists because politicians in Springfield skipped pension payments, … Continue reading

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Dear Ill. Teachers Unions: You Can’t HANDLE The Truth

-By Warner Todd Huston The teachers unions in Illinois are mad. They are unhappy that their scheme of having their personal, employee contributions to their own pensions paid by the taxpayer has been exposed. Echoing the Tom Cruise flick A … Continue reading

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