Thursday, May 31, 2012

Michael "Irish Cruse" Madigan reverses course, paves way for pension reform and cuts

SPRINGFIELD — As lawmakers head toward adjournment Thursday night, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan paved the way for a comprehensive government worker pension reform plan by dropping his demand that suburban and Downstate school districts pay more toward teacher retirement. The announcement late Wednesday night capped a contentious day at the Capitol that included a faceoff between the powerful Democratic speaker from Chicago and House Republican Leader Tom Cross of Oswego. The two exchanged verbal jabs over controversial issue of shifting pension costs from the state to local taxpayers. Tensions over Madigan’s insistence on the shift and Cross’ opposition bled over to other issues, including the state budget. Madigan said he still believes that the shift in costs, estimated at more than $20 billion over three decades, should occur so that local school boards would bear more responsibility for increasing educators’ pensions. But Madigan said that Gov. Pat Quinn wanted Democratic leaders to back away from the provision if it stood in the way of major pension reform this spring. “I was surprised that the governor disagreed with me on the issue. He agrees with you. He agrees with the Republicans. He thinks that we ought to remove the issue of the shift of normal cost out of the bill,” Madigan told the House. “I disagree with the governor, but he is the governor. This is his request.” Click here for the full news story

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

NO MEDICAL! NO PENSION NO CONTRACT?

PLEASE pay when served!

Anonymous said...

Rule number one, ACT ALONE tell NOBODY, EVER. Don't say cutesie innuendos at the bar. Plan. Make it quick and decisive. Know the risks. Do it. Shut your mouth. Repeat keep your mouth SHUT. Conscience may bother you on occasion and give you doubt about your actions. Ignore it, it'll pass. Remember you did civilization a solid.

Anonymous said...

No Service fuck them!

Anonymous said...

Put a limit on free babies. One free baby per person. Then you can get your tubes tied. That would save a lot of money, not just on the free food and medical costs, but each "single mom" ( the guy is usually around) would get a 2 bedroom free apartment instead if say, a 6 room apartment to accommodate her and 5 kids.

Anonymous said...

What exactly is an Irish "Cruse"?

Is that a ship full of Mt. Plywood 29th Ward Narrowbacks heading to their homeland for vacation?

Aldo Raine

Anonymous said...

tick tock tick tock......

Anonymous said...

Fuck that! NO Freebies! You want kids, be able to afford 'em! Can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em!

Anonymous said...

Lift the residency, it's unconstitutional.

Anonymous said...

Chicago residents get screwed Our property taxes pay for the CPS system, but then we have to pay for the suburban and downstate schools system. As one article said the suburban and downstate systems give big salaries and pensions perks because they dont have to pay for them in their districts but put the burden on the state taxpayers

SPRINGFIELD — A pension-reform package that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan relinquished to the top House Republican advanced in the full House Thursday, stripped of its controversial requirement that downstate and suburban schools begin footing teacher pension costs instead of the state.

Anonymous said...

Michael Madigan
Like a mafia kingpin
For forty years now

Haiku Drew

Anonymous said...

Fuck Madigan and Quinn.
I pray that both Irish crooks perish in the most horrible way.

Anonymous said...

No fasmily or assholes should have kids they can not afford...anyone who attempts to have kids while they are unemployed, link, welfare etc...etc... should go to jail...fuck this thats why our system sucks and so corrupt!!it went from buying powder milk/coco dots to putting, steak, kosher dogs, hot links, shoes, clothing and red box videos on link cards!!!wtf is going on with society!!

Anonymous said...

The Madigans are a bunch of crooks...why has no one ever cracked down on a heavy political figure like the Madigans its easy track back there roots and you will see why!

I Voted For Obama said...

The taxpayers will pay more soon enough. It is what Obama wants.

I Voted For Obama said...

The taxpayers will pay more soon enough. It is what Obama wants.

Anonymous said...

I work for cash what taxes are you guys paying?

Anonymous said...

our pensions dont mean a damm thing when compared to helping needy people.. shame on You selfish People.

Anonymous said...

Throw ALL of these PHONEY, THIEVING, SCUMBAG Irish DEMOCRAT COMMIE Motherfuckers out of office NOW, while you still have a Nickel to your name.

Out of the car Motherfucker!!! said...

HEY FUCK YOU MADIGAN, I don't live in your district but I will register to vote against you!!! No money for retirees insurance but plenty for niggers and wet back breeders!!! Madigan say he will not take the state insurance when he retires because it's a fucked up deal, Me neither, I'm John fucking Doe going to the ER on the States dime!!! I'll keep my COLA!!! FUCK THE STATES INSURANCE!!!!! Plenty of room in the Federal lock up for Mike Madigan, Just what the niggers are waitng for an old white motherfucker with no fucking teeth, Like George "Blow JOB" Ryan and "Up his ass" Blago!! Your fucking time is comming!!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
our pensions dont mean a damm thing when compared to helping needy people.. shame on You selfish People.

Spoken like a true Libtard, welfare recipient.