That sums up the IMPOSSIBLY high leftist bribery of Illinois public employee unfunded pensions, which are a paltry $251 BILLION underfunded, according to Moody's Investor Service. And that's in addition to the several BILLION dollar shortfall (As much as $29 Billion by 2019) in their current operating budget.
Yes, The Land of Lincoln has become a state version of the Titanic... and that "bump" they're feeling has ripped out the fiscal side of the state.
They're listing to port (left) and there is no end in sight. It is, in fact, beyond hopeless.
Now OUR little state has it's own version of this. The left has been using our money to buy votes since the hallmark of the Welfare State's inception.
The obviously get the welfare vote, the union vote and, of course, the illegal alien vote.
They get those votes because they pay for them, fair and square. With our money.
Just like Illinois. Just like a great many other states.
Washington State, as of 2013, has a pension liability of $31 billion.
But that sort of thing can't be happening HERE, can it? SURELY the GOP-controlled (For the past several years) would grab the bull by the horns and actually addressed this issue...
Of course not.