Jakobsson weighs in on pension reform prospects

Jakobsson weighs in on pension reform prospects

A local state lawmaker said she's talking to those in charge of fixing the state's pension problem about what should be included in the solution.

Democratic Representative from Urbana Naomi Jakobsson said she plans to make at least one phone call to a member of the committee who's looking at the pension issue.  She said everyone has to have a seat at the table.

Jakobsson also said that the committee will put forward an actual bill and not just a plan, but she's not sure if that bill will be ready by the Governor's deadline of July 9th.  A reason for that, she said, is that once a bill is created, it'll take some time to figure out how much money it saves.

Jakobsson made the comments Monday on the NewsTalk 1400 WDWS Morning Show.

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Sid Saltfork wrote on June 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Will Naomi vote on the bill that results in the theft of her constituents pensions?  Will she take "sick leave" again?  Will she vote the way Mike Madigan tells her to vote; or will she vote her conscience for the legal, and moral thing to do?

Madigan, Quinn, and Cross have stacked the deck against the retired public service employeees.  The university, and state employees along with the teachers have been demonized as the culprits while the legislature, governor, and media have stated that the state employer's lack of payments caused the problem.  The solution now is just to steal the earned pensions according to the legislature, governor, media, and corporate bigwigs.  The way to do it is by "exempting" the judges from "pension reform"; pleading the need for a "police action" before the Illinois Supreme Court to get around the State of Illinois Constitution; and passing a law that violates the state constitution, and contract law.

How will our local representatives, and senators vote with their party's financial support hanging like a ripe apple?  The FIX is on.  It's Illinois corruption at it's worse. Money is pouring out of the the legislature for tax rebates to corporations, contracts to big vendors in return for "campaign donations", and pork barrel spending for votes.  Yet, it is deemed necessary for the earned pensions of the retirees to be stolen.  Once it is stolen, the legislature will come back for more.  They will keep coming back for more until the entire debt is erased; and the money that the retirees paid into their own pensions is "borrowed" for more spending.

Illinois will still financially fail.  The emphasis is on spending for "campaign donations"; not the working, and retired people.   

David Illinois wrote on June 24, 2013 at 3:06 pm

"Naomi Jakobsson said she plans to make at least one phone call"...wow, she is working hard for us!

Sid Saltfork wrote on June 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm

"Yes, Mike; I understand.  You hand out the party money.  Sure Mike, you want me to vote for the pension reform.  Okay, I understand."  

One phone call will be made. 

Why should one man, Mike Madigan, rule as a tyrant over democratically elected "public servants"?

Senator Mike Fredrichs announced his campaign for State Treasurer last Friday according to the Springfield State Journal.  Did I miss the news in the News Gazette?