Posts tagged "John Cullerton"

Naperville Chief of Police Not A Cop, Gets To Double Dip Police Pension Fund

Naperville Chief of Police Not A Cop, Gets To Double Dip Police Pension Fund
Naperville Chief of Police Not A Cop, Gets To Double Dip Police Pension Fund! So, when is a cop not a cop? When the Naperville Police Pension Board and Associate Judge Paul M. Fullerton says so! And so it goes, another reason for taxpayers to suspect that the system is totally rigged. And remember folks,... Read more »

Illinois Campaign Fund Piggies Gallery

Illinois Campaign Fund Piggies Gallery
Politicians Using Campaign Funds isn’t illegal so long as taxes are paid on them, but even after a campaign fund reform bill (as riddled as Swiss cheese) was passed abuse is rife. So rife in fact that you should see some of the worst offenders in picture gallery. This Illinois Campaign Fund Piggies Gallery shows... Read more »

Madigan Cullerton Pension Reform Conspiracy Theory Spot On

Madigan Cullerton Pension Reform Conspiracy Theory Spot On
Illinois House of Representative Minority Leader Tom Cross has said that he believes the Illinois Pension Reform dust-up between Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton is nothing more than a ruse to diminish the chances of a Governor Quinn re-election while affording Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan a leg up... Read more »
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Illinois: So Much More Than Just A Deadbeat State

Illinois: So Much More Than Just A Deadbeat State
So what’s new in Illinois Politics? Absolutely nothing as Illinois Senate President John Cullerton was able to easily defeat the only logical and sensible proposal that could have put a sizable dent in a State Pension System that is putting the state on a sure path to bankruptcy. Oh well, Cullerton would rather placate the... Read more »

Illinois Democrats: Sticking It To The People Emblematic

Illinois Democrats: Sticking It To The People Emblematic
Illinois, like other states, have welcome signs at their borders to give visitors hope they have entered a friendly environment. However, to those who would like to relocate there and call it home or to those business entrepreneurs who would like to tap into a top-notch labor force, well, that friendly environment would be hard... Read more »

Illinois Pension Fund Reform: System Gaming Rife

Illinois Pension Fund Reform: System Gaming Rife
After decades of under-funding and inaction by the Michael Madigan controlled Legislature, the Illinois Speaker of the House has finally decided that the right time had come to propose Reform of the Illinois Public Pension System. And while that is absolutely imperative, years of inaction coupled with a legislative body that was all too willing... Read more »
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If Illinois Legislature Can Make Pension Laws Then They Can Repeal Them Too

If Illinois Legislature Can Make Pension Laws Then They Can Repeal Them Too
I am so damn tired of hearing this crap about the pension and it’s “meeting the state Constitution’s requirement that pensions are a contractual benefit that cannot be “diminished or impaired.” Well here’s a little message to the Illinois Legislature and please pardon the French – B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T! If you can make pension laws than you... Read more »

2012 Illinois Political Hall of Shame: A Bakers Dozen

#1 Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. gets #1 for being (at least in my mind) one of the classic sleazeball politicians of Illinois and his total disregard for constituents while failing to fess up like a real man.
This Bakers Dozen are my picks for the 2012 Illinois Political Hall of Shame even though there were many, many more candidates available. But hey, we can do this as an annual event and like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can add those missed as lifetime achievement winners if necessary. Naturally these selections... Read more »

Politician's Are Just Creeping Me Out More and More!

Politician's Are Just Creeping Me Out More and More!
The 2012 General Election is nearly here and like many others I find it difficult to get excited over the choices being given me. I am sure that in real life the majority of these men and women running for political office are decent folk. Yet, I still can’t help get the feeling that these... Read more »
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Michael Madigan: Much More Than An Ethically Challenged Leprechaun

Michael Madigan: Much More Than An Ethically Challenged Leprechaun
Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady has been quoted as saying “We are under the thumb of a controlling, vindictive, ethically challenged, self-serving leprechaun, and I mean no disrespect to leprechauns, Speaker Mike Madigan.”  Brady also said “He has spent the last 40 years in Springfield, making himself rich, trading on his position of trust” and... Read more »