Illinois also seems to be a good place to retire if you are a “public servant.”  Here is the beginning of a list of MONTHLY pension payments.

Not bad, eh?  I mean not bad for the folks collecting on your money because various unions have  the politicians in their pockets.

I hope that Open the Books will become more widely known.  There is a trove of information there about the expenditures of every state, many localities, and the federal government. It is partly sobering, partly infuriating.  Perhaps Mr. Andrzejewski will take up my idea and start a new not-for-profit called Throw The Bums Out.org.

Also read:  

Government Advertises for Nearly 2,600 New Jobs Since Sequestration

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