Throwing more dirt into an open grave will not resurrect the dead. Neither will asking retirees to pay more and get less resolve the massive debt that your negligence has created.
As a retired educator who worked as a public employee and paid my share into the public pension system for 34 years, I demand that you not reduce my retirement benefits that were promised to me in any way, shape, or form! Please VOTE NO on Amendment 15 to SB1673. Failure to do so will not only throw more dirt on the reputation of the government of this state and its legislators, but it will also represent the end all hope of young people entrusting themselves and their talents to the future of education, law and fire enforcement and any form of public service in Illinois where pension payments are deducted from their paychecks for future compensation.
Why should our retirees and the future benefactors of education and union pensions be denied their Constitutional right to a safe and secure retirement due to the shortsighted greed of those in whom we entrusted our future?