Illinois Democrats and Florida Republicans legislate to pillage active and retired teacher pensions simultaneously. This is NO coincidence.
Who wants to teach where teachers past and present are being openly scapegoated and financially ripped? Who wants their children to attend public school?
Teachers and other public workers are threatened with a vote to pillage their pensions tomorrow by the Florida Republican super-majority legislature just as the Illinois Democratic super-majority legislature did today. There is a well financed War against the Middle Class going on at this minute and hundreds of thousands are being financially attacked and hurt as you read this.
The bluest of blue states, Illinois, with its Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and his super-majority legislature and one of the reddest of red states, Florida, with its Tea Party Republican Gov. Rick Scott and his super-majority legislature are both attempting to legalize the theft of active and retired teacher pensions. No, there is no crisis except the ones these politicos created and continue for the profit of their cronies. The propaganda surrounding the “We Are Broke” stories is well financed and repeated by the same corporate media owned and operated by billionaire multinational giants as each political party proclaims separate, equal and opposite platforms. This travesty also hits at other public employees as the assault on public services continues and escalates.
Illinois legislation details – read HERE.
Florida legislation details – read HERE.
This is a true war on public education, unions, teachers, retirees and fairness to the public good. The corruption we call government does not serve the interests of the children or adults that government is supposed to serve.
By the way, the Democrats in Chicago and the Republicans in Philadelphia are presently closing public schools as money is appropriated for the financial benefit of for-profit charter school corporations. We used to call this graft and corruption rather than referring to it as the new normal.
We must reclaim reform or perish as a free nation.