Illinois lawmakers propose new pension fix, but unions vow suit. “Illinois has an eye-watering $96B in unfunded liabilities, which is threatening the state’s A2 rating and hurting its ability to finance its services.” “Eat the rich” didn’t work, time for plan B: “The proposals including limiting pensionable salaries and raising retirement ages, although unions have vowed to fight the measures.” Of course. For the children. And the middle class.

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PsychoDad January 7, 2013 at 10:14 am

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Just what we need, another union suit.

flashingscotsman January 7, 2013 at 10:58 am

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Here’s an idea. Don’t spend more than you take in, so you don’t have to borrow. Then it doesn’t matter what your credit rating is.

mojo January 7, 2013 at 11:51 am

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How about this: Any Union members who are over 250 lbs. don’t get a pension. Because “fuck you, ya fat fucks.”

Jim Stewart January 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm

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Imagine life if the states could print their own money like the feds.

jcrowley1985 January 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm

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Kip Hooker January 7, 2013 at 2:06 pm

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“Imagine if the dollar was still backed by gold and silver.”

Yes, let us imagine that. Hmm suddenly without fiat currency there wouldn’t be enough money to pay for you to sit at home on your ass all day and you’d have to get a job. That is a good deal!

BTW Ron Paul is tired of supporting you.

http://www.ihatethemedia.com/we-are-already-over-the-cliff-were-just-wondering-how-were-going-to-land

flashingscotsman January 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

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I’d love it if our money was still backed by something of value.

Then we would all be working hard for it, instead of half of us having it handed to us, as if we had done something to earn it.

jcrowley1985 January 7, 2013 at 5:56 pm

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Kip Hooker January 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm

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@John

“Not too mention that Corporate Greed couldn’t artificially inflate it to keep the rest of us poor and powerless”

Considering the money supply is inflated to give you freebees you should probably come up with a different argument. One that doesn’t implicate your lethargy and avarice in what is wrong with our economy.

BTW Ron Paul is tired of supporting you.

http://www.ihatethemedia.com/we-are-already-over-the-cliff-were-just-wondering-how-were-going-to-land

Alien January 7, 2013 at 8:45 pm

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I see that the trillion dollar coin meme is spreading fast lately.. I’m not even sure why they bother suggesting it be cut from platinum. Make it plastic, and wrap in magnetic strip. Would be fitting

drb January 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm
sa_rose January 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm

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In the article they state this is not “economically problematic.” Really? Can someone explain to me how this is NOT problematic?

poppajoe49 January 8, 2013 at 9:24 pm

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Obama said so.

sa_rose January 8, 2013 at 11:24 am

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You wouldn’t be poor and powerless if you got off you ass, got an education and/or training and went to work. Then you would have money, you could use it as you desired after the Dems stole most of it, and you would have power as far as where and how you spend that money. Of course, spening it all on video games and cheetos won’t do nuch to improve your situation. (And if you are really 27 isn’t it tijme to get rifd of the teenage avatar? I mean, really!)

flashingscotsman January 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm

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Not until after he gets rid of the toddler mindset.

Navyvet2 January 7, 2013 at 1:07 pm

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Ahh. The joys of political corruption. Lessee. The Unions bribe the politicians with big bucks confiscated from their members. The politicians kick back to the Unions with way bigger bucks confiscated from the idiot taxpayers. The idiot taxpayers re-elect and re-elect the same corrupt politicians. Not that I believe very many elections (none in Illinois) are on the level, but if the voters made it overwhelming, elections would be harder to rig.

Progressive Hemrrhoid January 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm

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And when Hellinois goes balls up just like California it will be back to plan A, raise taxes on anybody who dares stay there.

poppajoe49 January 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm

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You underestimate their ability to find things to tax.