Maybe somebody can help me understand the continued focus on pension reform. I understand it is a big part of the budget. I understand that there may be a slight chance that the “consideration” aspect of contract law could allow a workaround if workers voluntarily agree to forego their current pension. But how does this save money? Just how many state employees are going to forego their constitutionally protected pension to take something of lessor value, that will also save the state significant amounts of money? Or is this just all for show? Any enlightenment would be appreciated.
“Maybe 44 points in my TAA was a bit of an overreach so I will just continue to be hypocritical and continue my campaigning on only 5 points. But don’t ever expect me to give detailed reasons, or ever prepared a budget. Campaigning is too much fun to bother with governing.”
Bruce ponders why he can’t get his agenda passed, approved more hammering and shaking of those that he disagrees with through the holidays. Diana plans holiday parties for work, decides inviting people laid off from social service organizations might not be good form. Diana’s State Employee continued to track state funding to endangered social service groups. Lance tweets pictures of marijuana plants decorated for the holidays, “ck” sends out an email touting the backlog of bills is still below $11 billion, Goldberg writes a letter to Fenwick Football. Comedy, 67 minutes.
- NeverPoliticallyCorrect - Wednesday, Nov 23, 16 @ 12:15 pm:
“4 more reps, that’s it?” Time for me to go, obviously Illinois voters don’t give a damn about changing.
“Hey how come Nikki Haley gets a sweet job in NY and I get nothin’ ? I never P* on the guy like she did and we got all our “insiders” helpin’.
It just isn’t fair. Boo Hoo Better get Durkie over here so I can boss him around.
“Governor, I suggest when the polls close we issue a press release saying the 1 seat win is what we expect and how huge that is against Madigan. That way we won’t look foolish, like we have no idea what’s happening… “
- Leave it to BVR - Wednesday, Nov 23, 16 @ 1:44 pm:
“Alright, I’ve got my Labor Board ready to put out their little memo around 4:45. Then I’ve got my superstar lawyers ready to drop the hammer with my contract at 4:55. And the best part is, I don’t even have to leave my chair! Happy Thanksgiving, suckers!”
“What’s that, Diana? Why am I on The Owl’s laptop and not wearing my wedding ring? I’m glad you asked that question, because…. look over there! What’s that behind the TV? It’s that big check I wrote for The Ounce and forgot about!”
“And that, my friends, is how The Turnaround Agenda ™ works!”