What have I told you over and over again? Illinois Lawmakers make laws to enrich themselves! And the sad thing about it is that Illinois Voters continue to turn a blind eye by voting these same thieves back into office - time and time again. Talk about perversions centering on pain! But hey, I have said it many times before - If you buy the lies, then you get exactly what you deserve!
If the latest Chicago Tribune Investigation into pension manipulation doesn't infuriate you then I can only assume you are deader than dead. How in the hell does a union fat-cat like Dennis Gannon even get a pension that is 5 times higher than that of a typical retired city worker for one days work - if the State Law that permits that sort of thing isn't anything less than a blatant attempt to defraud its' taxpayers?
According to the Tribune - even at the time of Dennis Gannon's ONE DAY hiring - the people who hired him knew well enough to file Special IRS Paperwork because they knew his pension exceeded federal limits.
Gee - do you think maybe that these pension thieves don't understand all the loopholes when it comes to raping unsuspecting taxpayers? Well, you bet they do! People better wake up and start flooding the phone banks of their legislators and demand an "end to these unethical special legislation's if they have any desire to protect their own financial well-being. Let's face it, we have already reached the tipping point in Illinois when it comes to taxation. But guess what? They keep coming back for more and that is due in large part to continue funding their political pension shenanigans.
Look, I don't know how many times Pension Abuse and Fraud needs to be written about - but it shouldn't be near as much as it has. People must stop this insanity of constantly ignoring the blatant corruption and hoping it will go away. Goddammit we are not the three monkeys nor are we mammals that bury their heads in the sand every time a difficult situation confronts us. It is just plain wrong for Illinoisans to continue ignoring the Machine / Combine Politics that have bankrupted this state!
As I said about the 54 double-dipping cops -
that was just the TIP OF THE ICEBERG!
Once you add up all the obscure boards and the political appointments that oblivious (or are they) Governors make, and then factor in the 900 plus government entities that operate in Illinois - you can see how the system gets gamed by these slick politicians.
NOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE STATE PENSION SYSTEM IS BROKEN BEYOND REPAIR AND UNDERFUNDED?
And please remember this - the pension system isn't broke due to the scores of honest state workers who toil daily to ensure that our vital services keep going. It is all about the BIG BOYS who manipulate the system that they themselves have helped create. It has been State Lawmakers like Michael Madigan and John Cullerton who have allowed this fraud to be perpetrated upon us. And let us not forget about some of the other political mopes like former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley who conveniently turned a blind eye as scores of cronies and family further raped the taxpayer with lucrative contracts - and if you questioned them about these irregularities - they point to the fact it is all legal under state law.
Right. State Laws created by thieves to enrich other thieves!
And guess who gets to pay for it?
Where are you Lisa Madigan? What are you doing about this Lisa Madigan? Matter of fact - is it Lisa Madigan's job to protect the interests of the People of Illinois? Or is it to protect Daddy Maddie and His Cohorts?
Betcha I know the answer to that....
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