UPDATE 2-Illinois lawmakers pass long-awaited pension reform

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ejhickey wrote:

after looking at the provisions of this bill , i would say the influence of the Tea Party is stronger than ever. it would not surprise me to find out that some democratic legislators are closet Tea Party members

Dec 03, 2013 4:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
peanut61 wrote:

this is the thing, the state employees were and are not asking for extra things. they willingly gave up step raises to help the state with their budget crisis and now they are trying not to pay them back as they said they would. Just give the workers back what you owe them. This is just theft and it is unconstitutional. Shame on the people who voted for it. The state is just unwilling to quit spending like drunken sailors and is looking for someone else to pay for it. no one is going to retire wealthy working for the state and it is sad when they gave up at least 2 raises to help the state government and now they are not living up to their end of the deal. Well, we will all stand before a righteous and holy God and have to explain how we lived our lives and why we did the things we did.

Dec 03, 2013 10:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Deanoj wrote:

Illinois is completely owned by Democrats, and the Tea Party has nothing to do with what happened today. Nice try at deflecting. The responsibility and blame is completely on them. Period.

Dec 04, 2013 12:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
Deanoj wrote:

Illinois is completely owned by Democrats, and the Tea Party has nothing to do with what happened today. Nice try at deflecting. The responsibility and blame is completely on them. Period.

Dec 04, 2013 12:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
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