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Illinois: 63,000 Public Employees With $100,000+ Salaries Cost Taxpayers $10B

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posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 04:25 PM
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So, when Illinois goes bankrupt and screams for Taxpayer bailout, please remember that this state is so corrupt that they deserve nothing until they reign in the exorbitant salaries and pay-for-life pensions. No tears will be given here (except when Democrats vote to fund Illinois with taxpayer cash).


www.forbes.com... 53eca01141


www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2017/07/25/why-illinois-is-in-trouble-63000-public-employees-with-100000-salaries-cost-taxpayers-10b/#5053eca011 41


Recently, we found auto pound supervisors in Chicago making $144,453; nurses at state corrections earning up to $254,781; junior college presidents making $465,420; university doctors earning $1.6 million; and 84 small-town “managers” out-earning every U.S. governor.

$400,000 for Ginger Evans, Commissioner of Aviation – including a $100,000 bonus. Timothy Walter, a deputy police chief, made $240,917 – that’s $146,860 in overtime on top of his $94,056 base salary. Ramona Perkins, a police communications operator, pulled down $121,318 in overtime while making $196,726!

Some of Illinois’ K-12 schools are spiking salaries and padding pensions. Data reveals nearly 30,000 teachers and administrators earned $100,000+ incomes. However, just 20,295 of those educators are currently employed; the other 9,305 are retired, resting on six-figure pensions.







posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

same thing happens in Canada... we pay our public officials hundreds of thousands of dollars for what?

Sitting around arguing... getting absolutely nothing done

all government is corrupt

I love it when they have these advertisements on TV and radio saying how much said governing body has done... and at the end they say "payed for by the federal government"... Wrong!

Payed for by tax payers... thanks for wasting our money to tell us how awesome of a job you're doing

BullSh!t


edit on 30-7-2017 by Akragon because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Yeah liberals!
Bunch of skeezes that cant see their way through to care for themselves...let's have other peoples money do it...lazy bastards



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 04:35 PM
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Then you have to ask yourself how many of those fine people are double- or even triple-dipping, and by that I mean they've put in their time at one job and retired with full pension and benefits from the government and then they've gotten another government job at full salary and benefits on top of the pension they are drawing, and some figure out how to do this as many as three times drawing as many as three pensions with all the fixins.

And California is just as bad. I wouldn't put it past New York to be not far behind.

Most states have unfunded pension liabilities, but not all of them are as far down the public employee rabbit hole.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

Some faceless gubmint will and by god owes and should provide us with everything!

Useless idiots..ask the squirrels how many acorns their gubmint owes them



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

Crazy isn't it?
That gives a whole new meaning to the word entitlements.
Move along...nothing to see here...we have a "Trump is the Anti-Christ" thread right below this one in the new topic section.
The Liberals will express more outrage in that thread than they will in this one.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 04:45 PM
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There really is no choice. Default is the only avenue open unless they are going to issue IOU's. It's ludicrous to think otherwise. Didn't the government bail out New York about 20 years ago ?

$200,000 + pensions are unsustainable. No sympathy here...



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 04:46 PM
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And now we're getting a good idea of how government run healthcare IN THIS NATION is as bad an idea as any other.




posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 05:10 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
Then you have to ask yourself how many of those fine people are double- or even triple-dipping

That used to be 'not allowed' in the Federal Government, but somebody figured out how to get rid of the rules.

Just think about how much Mad Dog Mattis is getting paid. It used to be that Officers had to give up their military pensions. But, not anymore.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 05:10 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: infolurker

Yeah liberals!
Bunch of skeezes that cant see their way through to care for themselves...let's have other peoples money do it...lazy bastards



So are you saying that no conservatives work in government (including the categories listed such as universities, hospitals, etc)?



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
Then you have to ask yourself how many of those fine people are double- or even triple-dipping, and by that I mean they've put in their time at one job and retired with full pension and benefits from the government and then they've gotten another government job at full salary and benefits on top of the pension they are drawing, and some figure out how to do this as many as three times drawing as many as three pensions with all the fixins.

And California is just as bad. I wouldn't put it past New York to be not far behind.

Most states have unfunded pension liabilities, but not all of them are as far down the public employee rabbit hole.


How does that work? Do somebody work in the military, get a military pension, move over to the private sector, get a 401K plan + stock options, then move back into government treasury, and get a government pension?



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 05:23 PM
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originally posted by: stormcell

originally posted by: ketsuko
Then you have to ask yourself how many of those fine people are double- or even triple-dipping, and by that I mean they've put in their time at one job and retired with full pension and benefits from the government and then they've gotten another government job at full salary and benefits on top of the pension they are drawing, and some figure out how to do this as many as three times drawing as many as three pensions with all the fixins.

And California is just as bad. I wouldn't put it past New York to be not far behind.

Most states have unfunded pension liabilities, but not all of them are as far down the public employee rabbit hole.


How does that work? Do somebody work in the military, get a military pension, move over to the private sector, get a 401K plan + stock options, then move back into government treasury, and get a government pension?


It's not supposed to be allowed.

Basically, someone retires and draws a pension. Then they get rehired to work another government job and keep drawing their pension. They have to have clearance to draw both sources of income.

The argument made is that they are saving the state money because the state isn't paying into a new pension fund for them and the state benefits from their years of expertise and experience. But the reality is that they are drawing full retirement and full salary commensurate with their experience at the same time.

In states where early retirement is a thing, it gets easier and easier to rack up quite a lot of money doing this, especially where the system is corrupt.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 05:37 PM
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a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14

No im saying liberals seem to want other peoples sweat to pay for their meds and food



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14

No im saying liberals seem to want other peoples sweat to pay for their meds and food


Well, that's a stereotype. Also, what does that have to do with this thread?



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 05:56 PM
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Jeebus Christ, and people had a s#fit in the small town I lived in as a kid in FL when they found out the mayor was making $30 grand. In the 90's o.O That's a little under $50 grand today. These salaries would have had produced lynch mobs, and it was rural to boot back then -- they'd have been gator snacks.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 06:46 PM
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I have a buddy who joined the army at 18, retired at 38 with regular benefits - 1/2 highest pay, free medical through tri care and PX privalges. Went right to work for a federal agency with IT skills he picked up in the Army. Left after 20 years, but is not collecting the new pension yet..because he is a mail carrier for th USPS, doing a rural route. He is doing the mail gig for 5 more years, and then at 65 he collects his ongoing army retirement, his federal retirement, a retirement from USPS, and Social security.

Hey, he worked steady from 18 - 65, and all of it in public service. Give him his money. He deserves it.



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