Illinois Tea Party’s Position to Amendment 49 on ballot

Constitution Amendment 49 will be on the 11/6/12 ballot after near unanimous approval by the General Assembly. You will be asked to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to the Illinois Constitution that would require a 3/5 super majority vote by the General Assembly on any bill increasing pension or retirement system benefits for government employees and officials.

This amendment is made to look like Illinois legislators, and Mike Madigan, are doing something about pensions, but very little, if anything, will change if it passes.

It is our opinion that a NO vote is warranted. We don’t support any cost shift until adequate reforms are realized – to the taxpayers satisfaction. Nothing in the amendment will improve the unfunded pension debt currently burying the citizens in Illinois.

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