Some (?) Illinois Public Sector Union Members Want to Tax the Rich

Now that Gov Quinn has decided pensions have to be reformed, what do some teachers think?

Below are excerpts from a Twitter conversation I had with 2 teachers responding to the BLNNews post concerning pensions:

The names were removed to protect their privacy.  Keep in mind, Twitter users have to abbreviate because tweets are only 140 characters.

Me:  How about the people promised Social Security? Gov screwed all of us! They only passed pensions for votes.

Them:  agree! Who cares about silly things like promises & Constitutions!

Me:  Welcome to the rest of the population already screwed!

Them: u know teachers may earn SS but don’t get it?  But their pension benefits are guaranteed by the Constitution!

Them: “Govt screwed all of us?” Ergo, let’s screw over the teachers? – faulty logic.

Me:  Are you trying to say Social Security and Medicare wasn’t promised? WE are all screwed

Them: Didn’t say that. Thought you tea party folks believed in following the Constitution though?

Me:  Our elected officials don’t follow it!  Want more tax increases? People will desert Illinois! Illinois broke!

Them: no don’t need more tax increases on broken system. Needs to be graduated & fair. Would reduce taxes for most.

Me: Tax the Rich?

Them:  Couldn’t have said it better myself

Me:  There aren’t enough rich people to tax. They can leave the state: California, NY. Il is 48th for Bus because of tx

Them:  Oh, well, if you say so!

Good luck convincing unions to accept changes Governor!

Diane Benjamin


2 thoughts on “Some (?) Illinois Public Sector Union Members Want to Tax the Rich

  1. Tax the Rich?
    Question: Who are the rich?
    Answer: Anyone that earns more than you.

    This has been another episode of divide and conquer brought to you by the liberal establishment (class warfare division) of Illinois.

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