Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas from Gov. 'Squeezy' and the Civic Committee

Retiree, living on fixed income, Thea Halvorson, uneasily envisions the possibility of losing here home. (Sim-Times)
Sun-Times headline: Retired state workers in cross-hairs of Illinois’ pension crisis 

Cross-hairs is right. Who would have imagined that a gaggle of "progressive" Democrats, along with a Democratic governor who has a Dem majority in both houses, would be stuffing rocks in the Christmas stockings of the state's elderly, retired public employees?

The great pension theft will impact some 700,000 retirees and family members -- who vote. Bye bye Gov. Squeezy. The Civic Committee's liar-in-chief, Ty Fahner blames the crisis on “too many [retirees] taking out and not enough paying in.” But brother Fred demolishes Fahner's arguments and lays bare the duplicity of the so-called "progressives" in his appearance on Live From the Heartland.

He also offers the pathway out of the crisis. Go ahead, Fred!
It's not so difficult, says Fred. Just takes some Democrats with spine. Oh well.

Remembering Christmas 2008

That's when workers at Republic Windows & Doors on Chicago's north side, took over the plant and are demanded to be paid for their labor. Republic had shut its doors with little notice, leaving its workers high and dry for Christmas. They refused to pay the workers their due severance pay and had begun sneaking assets and equipment out of the plant for weeks. The takeover stopped all that. President-elect Obama even sent a message of support to Republic workers. Ah, those were the days.

U of I profs join pension fight

Here is the text of a letter sent to University of Illinois email accounts on Tuesday evening from Cary Nelson, an emeritus professor at the UI and the president of the American Association of University Professors.

Pension side bar

Illinois State Board of Investment Executive Director William Atwood says that agency's $12 billion portfolio includes about 84,000 shares worth $1.7 million in three gun-makers — Olin, Sturm Ruger and Smith & Wesson. Spokesman Dave Urbanek says the teachers' system is reviewing its $37 billion portfolio for connections to other gun-makers as information for its trustees. -- News Gazette

Oh, almost forgot. Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Even when you are a pensioner, you still pay taxes. Nobody can deny, nor be angry with the fact that somebody uses the privilages earned throughout life.


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