By: Diane Benjamin
In the continuing quest by the Pantagraph to prove yet again they are not real media:
Today they CHEERED Bloomington and Normal for working to stopp pension spiking!
WOW! Why didn’t they include how great it is that Normal WASTED $29,939.10 and Bloomington THREW away $1,215,177.70 before being exposed by the Chicago Tribune! Next time Pantagraph, please include the $2,654.61 Bloomington paid in interest for 3 people too. Total Renner and Hales didn’t care about throwing away:
Cheers all around Pantagraph! Bring on the tax increases!
Don’t forget Unit 5 threw away $33,846.76 – no cheers for them too?
Just to recap: All Bloomington, Normal and Unit 5 had to do to avoid throwing your money away is change their payout policy. Employees get their accumulated pay the day they leave, not more than 3 months before. The additional money WOULD NOT be applied to their pension, thus no additional taxpayer money required.
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Yes, I have a lot of readers, but more are badly needed when the local source of news violates the trust of their readers. The only way I get more readers is by YOU sharing posts. Bloomington is the laughing stock of the State for pension spiking. Nothing changes if the citizens don’t know.