Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cullerton to Civic Committee: Turn your sights on GOP lawmakers opposed to pension 'cost shift' - Sun-Times Politics

A bit too coy of Cullerton: shift the costs to local districts on deals they neither made, or have much control over.  Just shift ‘em the costs and I bet the plan is let them going belly-up.  Much easier for a local district to go bankrupt than the whole State.  The poor suffer the most here.  It’s their communities that will pay the price.  Leave this mess to the Democrats and their now veto proof majorities in both chambers.  They made this mess.  Voters made Madigan and Cullerton the two most powerful men in Illinois Politics.  They should man up and figure it out.  It’s all theirs now.

Via the Sun Times…..

"Democratic leaders were poised to pass Civic Committee-approved pension fixes in May," Cullerton said. "In fact, the Senate passed significant reforms to the State Employees' Retirement System and their own pensions. And while the Civic Committee endorsed reforms that included asking local school districts and universities to pay their fair share of pension costs, Republican leaders still haven't offered their support.

"The Civic Committee's post-election condemnation on political courage would be more appropriate if it were directed to those leaders," he said.

Cullerton to Civic Committee: Turn your sights on GOP lawmakers opposed to pension 'cost shift' - Sun-Times Politics

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