Forum: No fan of Madigan plan
May 6, 2013 5:44PM
Updated: June 8, 2013 6:30AM
I find it unconscionable that a person who considers himself a shrewd politician has been as inept as House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) has been for decades regarding Illinois’ public pension systems.
Now, Madigan has come up with a reform plan to save all and cure a pension crisis largely of his making, a plan that would punish retirees to make up for his and state Legislature’s shortcomings on properly financing the pension systems.
He directs his political lackeys and minions and rams through a pension reform bill that illegally takes granted funds from those who are now retired. I’m sure he’s proud of a job well done. I’m sure all retirees hope Madigan enjoys his huge pension when the time comes, which we hope is soon.
James L. McKee