In a recent letter to the editor, Todd Maisch, executive vice president of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, extolled the virtues of state legislators Dan Duffy, Matt Murphy, Carol Sente, David Harris and Ed Sullivan for voting for ‘real’ pension reform.
However, missing anywhere in the letter is an explanation of why said legislators, as well as others, didn’t fund the billions of dollars that were due to the pension funds for many years. If these funds had been allocated at the appropriate times, the state wouldn’t be in the shape it is in now. State legislators shorted the pension funds of billions of dollars, while those workers in the funds contributed every last penny they were supposed to.
Legislators are now blaming everyone else except themselves for the repercussions. Whatever happened to accountability? It seems government figures nowadays think, “It’s only for you, but not for me.”