Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mayor takes "Screw the people on pensions" reform case to rank-and-file workers


One day after infuriating union leaders, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday took his case for pension reform directly to rank-and-file members whose contributions he wants to raise and whose retirement benefits he’s proposing to cut.

The mayor sent a letter to city employees to soften the blow of the bitter pill he’s asking them to swallow: a 10-year freeze in cost-of-living increases for retirees; a five-year increase in the retirement age; a five-percent increase in employee contributions and a two-tiered pension system for new and old employees.

“If we follow along the current path, we will confront two stark choices: either the city’s pension payments will squeeze its ability to offer the essential services that you provide or each of our pension funds will go bankrupt, leaving you and your families without retirement security,” the mayor wrote.

“I do not want to underestimate the difficulty of these changes, but I do know that Chicago and our public employees will face far greater difficulties if we fail to take action. ... Not everyone will support what I have put forth, but I believe there are enough people who know that the moment of truth has arrived.”

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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Take and take some more from the working man/woman. But keep giving the link card bums more and more. Keep giving the illegals more and more. Remember the phrase "let them eat cake".

Anonymous said...

lift the residency requirement if pensions are changed for current employees.i dont mind paying more but not 14%!!!

I Voted For Obama said...

Perfect. You penalize the people who have played by the rules and do nothing to the ones that caused the problem. It is the Obama way.

Anonymous said...

how many of you dumb fucks still vote for ILLINOIS DEMOCRAT WHILE THEY STEAL YOUR taxpaying ASS BLIND ?????????????????????????

Anonymous said...

So what's not to like? seems fair in a liberal,Democrat,Commie kinda Way

Anonymous said...

Hey Jew, we will consider giving back benefits when you stop giving money and benefits to the "poor people", the illegals, the scum who do nothing but suck the system bone dry. NEVER vote for another democrat, they only pander to the jag offs who rob and steal just like they do. Fuck you, rahmbo.

Anonymous said...

He made his millions on a hedge fund deal. Screw the working man!

Anonymous said...

Keep voting for Democrats Only They can rescue Us from the mess left by the Republicans..

Anonymous said...

Fuck that Jew bastard! There's no money for the pensions, but he's got $10 million for a politically connected bicycle rental company. There's millions for daycare programs for the ghetto rats. Rahm can kiss my white ass. While he's kissing it, I'll be more than happy to shit on his face. Thieving Jew prick.

Anonymous said...

Be a mayor in Israel Emanuel.

Anonymous said...

TWO TIERED PENSION FUCK YOU WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR ANOTHER GUYS BETTER PENSION WHEN I WON'T GET THE SAME BENEFITS!!

Anonymous said...

TAKE AWAY DALEY'S PENSIONS!!

Anonymous said...

Lets bring back child labor work until you die and if you get hurt on the job the Independent Medical Examiner will say you are fine GO BACK TO WORK even though social security says you are disabled. I feel sorry for the children no retirement for them.

Anonymous said...

How about we picket Wrigley Field on 9-7 when Bruce Springsteen, supporter of Mumia-Abu Jamal , the killer of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner of Philly PD , who shot Faulkner to death, comes to town to perform? Philly PD and all other LEO's are welcome to picket too. Lets all of us picket, then party down their, in protest of Springstein. Fuck this rich, arrogant prick, Son of a Bitch. Show these commies like Springstein that we don't appreciate their types here, or Anywhere. How about it Coppers ???


www.danielfaulkner.com/

Anonymous said...

We have money for planter medians and water meters. We have money for trees we don't need and illegals to feed them, but we cant feed our retires. We have money for fake brick crosswalks installed by scab out of town crooks, but we don't have money for our old age. They brought this shmata here to screw us, and that's what he's gonna do. If your already retired remember, no one is representing you. As much smoke as your OLD union blows up your ass, they have NO obligation to represent you. They represent the currently employed people. You are FUCKED!

Anonymous said...

Here's a moment of truth
city failed to pay in their share of pension , city has 33 to many aldercreatures , 3 men changing alley light bulbs while Chicago's Finest patrol alleys 10-99 (that's a 1 man car) you can verify with uncle lester , most xo's , captains and commanders are political appointment , gold braid bill should be canceelled
suburbs owe city of chicago millions for unpaid water bills , to many politicians have city cars , body guards driving them
cut bus service , lunch programs at CPS , let parents pack a lunch for honor students , start to repay cpd pension fund money owed
and city pensions will be fine

Anonymous said...

Raise my property taxes! I'll forclose on my house and just rent.

Anonymous said...

How about cutting all of these bullshit free programs. Hey Rahm, if you get rid of the programs, the freeloaders will go away. Just look at CHA. Tore down the jets and the freeloaders moved to the suburbs.
Get the picture?
Instead of doing what's politically correct do the right thing.....

Anonymous said...

why cant they be voted out of office?...anyone

Anonymous said...

i beleive with a great effort on our part he can be recalled,but we all have to be on board to do this,the taxes paid to support his pet projects and the welfare system has gone beyond what could be considered reasonable.

Wake up Columbus, we gotta go! said...

Foreclose the pension board, they owe us not them!

Sell City hall the JOO boy can work out of his front seat of a SMART CAR.

SELL NATO!
SELL WETBACKS !
SELL NIGGERS!

PAY THOSE WHO HAVE GONE ON THE SUICIDE MISSIONS TO SAVE THE City and it's taxpayers from the parasites and traitors or get ready for some good pay-per-view!

If I have to sell my horse (car) to eat they are horse thieves and horse thieves used to be hung; we have a Picasso and lots of red tape Hmmmmmmmm?

Anonymous said...

go to the readers website the city is paying $9,600 per bike with this contract they just signed,WTF where is the mainstream media?nevermind!

Anonymous said...

well i dont here any reforms for the former mayor and alderman. when they led by example i will follow until then i paid my share now pay your share mayor!

Anonymous said...

Why don't SLC publize the financial statements from the Pension board. You should see how much money they pay staff and their medical benefits are 100 times better than o urs. Look at how much that pay the fucking attorney and doctors to fight injured officers from disability income. POST THE STATEMENTS ON LINE. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO COPIES. Half a million a year on office space. Its not Trump Towers. The pension board does not need all that space to fill up with food. Widows get more money than retirees even after they remarry. How can that be? Widows who get married again should not be paid annuity. It's done!

I Voted For Obama said...

You can get a great bike for $9,600. I got mine for fifty bucks in a thrift store.

I Voted For Obama said...

Forty bucks. Got a discount.