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Stephen Kruiser

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May 14, 2014 - 7:34 pm

It’s. The. Law.

An Illinois judge on Wednesday suspended the state’s new pension reform law until lawsuits brought by unions, retirees and others challenging the constitutionality of the overhaul of the retirement system are resolved.

“This law is going no place until there is a final resolution on the merits (of the lawsuits),” said Don Craven, an attorney who filed a lawsuit against the law on behalf of the Illinois State Employees Association Retirees.

Like so many left-leaning states where Big Labor has dominated for decades, the public pension system in Illinois is making it go bankrupt. It is nigh on impossible to get unions to give anything until disaster hits. Even then, they complain. As long as they get theirs, they don’t care. They can’t, however, figure out the math involved in destroying the very tax bases that support their often embarrassingly egregious retirement plans.

The attorney quoted above makes the essence of the problem clear-the unions don’t even think the law is necessary.

They just don’t get it.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Illinois will follow the tried and true method of cutting current services so that they can continue to send checks to retirees.
Works out great - just ask the bankrupt cities of Detroit and Stockton Ca.
Illinois will declare bankruptcy down the road, unless the US Treasury bails them out. Yeah, that's the ticket: pile Illinois' bad choices on top of the Federal debt.
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States can't declare bankruptcy.
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"They just don’t get it. "

And if they keep going the way they are, they won't get it or anything else (okay, maybe 10 cents on the dollar) when the well runs dry.

No SYMPATHY for the GREEDY!
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Let's not forget that the unions should win these cases, as the Illinois State Constitution is quite clear on the matter. Insane, but clear, and the unions are (legally) correct.
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They are, in fact, legal. Legal even when the money runs out...
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So who's going to "win" when reality meets the "law"? When checks start bouncing it will be a lot of fun watching the unions "dance"!
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A Pyhrric victory in the making!
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