Betrayal: Teachers’ Pensions…Constitutional Amendment #49

Michael Madigan and the democratic machine, which includes Lou Lang, Madigan’s right hand man, introduced constitutional amendment #49 to be placed on the November ballot.

 

The amendment is vehemently opposed by the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) and the Illinois Education Association (IEA).

“The current public pension crisis is the result of the failure of politicians over the years to pay their share, not the employees.  But this amendment doesn’t address the behavior of politicians.  At best, it’s a distraction to attempt ...

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The Current Situation is Unsustainable

The current situation is unsustainable.

 

People, we have to do something to save our homes and educators pensions. It is inevitable something has to give. The current situation is unsustainable. Look what happened to the educators in Rhode Island. A very sad out come.

Rhode Island Situation

The only other way out of this situation is for the states to pass down this liability to the municipalities and then let them go bankrupt. These are the only foreseeable alternatives, both hurting the ...

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Illinois’ Massive Problem

The following research paper is an honest attempt to identify and address the Illinois Pension Crisis as being put forth by the various components.Foremost are: 1) the preservation of the promise made to retire and soon be retired educators; and 2) Protection of the rights of taxpayers and students.

Andrew Massot

In collaboration with the World Trade Council

Illinois pensions have reached a breaking point. The sky is falling and it is falling now. Taxpayers knew they were in ...

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The Economic Impact of the Resolution of the Chicago Teachers’ Strike

The Economic Impact of the Resolution of the Chicago Teachers’ Strike

by Andrew Massot

In collaboration with the World Trade Council

The long and contentious teachers’ strike has ended in Chicago, but the question remains if the Illinois’ taxpayers can afford more of the same. As was talked about in a previous World Trade Council article (hyperlink to article) the Illinois pension system is facing a massive increase in payouts in 2014 and many people saw the negotiation with teachers’ ...

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6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

From: THE STRATEGIC DECISION
Mar 20, 2012

You’re the boss, but you still spend too much time on the day-to-day. Here’s how to become the strategic leader your company needs.

In the beginning, there was just you and your partners. You did every job. You coded, you met with investors, you emptied the trash and phoned in the midnight pizza. Now you have others to do all that and it’s time for you to “be strategic.”

Whatever that means.

If you find ...

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