Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FOP Reads the Blog

Trustee Rich King left a lengthy response in the "Buses to Springfield" posting. We're giving it its own thread since it contains a lot of valuable information:
  • The bill authored by Rep. Cross from Oswego is nothing more than an attempt to circumvent the law that was passed by the legislature in Springfield forcing the city to live up to its obligations and bring the Chicago Police Pension Fund up to 90% in 30 years. Since its passage the city has introduced several bills attempting to water the bill down by extending the 90% target date to 50 years and failing in that attempt 40 years. Some of the city's legal minds have found a loophole that renders the law ineffective if the pension board does not request that the city's sales tax revenue be withheld if the city does not provide the funding that an appointed pension actuary says is necessary to reach that 90% funding level.

    Rep. Cross who's district is in Kendall and Will County has no Fire and Police agencies in his district that will be effected by this bill (HB 3827), yet he had chosen to champion this cause. He claims that it would be in the best interest of the Police Pension to have the Mayor of Chicago be in control of how our funds are invested.... Has he never heard of the former Mayor's Nephew by the Name of Vaneko. All the Mayor's appointed Trustee's voted to give the Mayor's Nephew over 15 million which is now lost.
    Over all the city pension fund I believe the mayor's Nephew got over 62 million which again was soon lost. Is Rep. too young to remember former Mayor Harold Washington's attempt to use the Police and Fire Pension funds to fund low income housing. Does anyone doubt what a financial disaster that would have been ?

    If the Mayor had a permanent 4-3 majority that would have been passed and our fund would be in even more trouble. Rep. Cross wants you to give control he says to the Mayor who will better invest our funds, this being the same Mayor who has such a short memory that he can't even remember his involvement, as President O'Bama's Chief of Staff, in the disastrous Cylindra scandal that cost the American Taxpayers over 500 million ! yes Rep. Cross this is the man that needs to be in charge of our Pension Funds.

    Who are you kidding Rep. Cross from Oswego. I am sure down the road we will find out what kind of deal has been struck between you the republican House Leader and our new Mayor, O'Bama's former Chief of staff. How does the republican National committee feel about your cozy deal with Rahm ?

    FOP members politicians only fear our votes. We must show them that we are a force (voting Block) to be reckoned with. I can not stress the importance of defeating this bill. This bill will influence many things including future cost of living increases. If there is any way that you can get on these buses down to Springfield to show our strength I urge you to do so, even if you have to miss a day of work on your side job or a Dr. appointment etc. If not instead of showing these politicians our strength we show them our weakness.

    To make it as convenient as we can to get you to come out and stand with us, we have arranged to have a bus leave from the 22nd District at 8:00 am. Please call FOP at 312 733-7776 and say you will stand with us down in Springfield, We need to put on a show of strength. Your Pension hangs in the balance.
    Rick King
    FOP Trustee
Sign up ladies and gents.

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68 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep a close eye on the suburban committeemen and women that are remaining mum on this subject because they depend on hdqrtrs for re-election funding. MADIGAN, bankroller of all elections, is rumoured to have drafted this ridiculous thing! Suddenly it all makes sense.

10/25/2011 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey FOP fools get good attorneys for this guy this is BS to appease the media need to demonize the police to sell papers to the ghetto and liberal suntimes readers. This effects all of us

10/25/2011 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Ron H. said...

I've already put in a "Slip" to go.. Not Brag'n...Just Say'n!!

You will put in a "Slip" to have the day off after a social gathering, a birthday party, family reunion...

Will you drop a "Slip" so that we can be heard in Springfield?

There are those who say "They're going to do whatever they want to do"? Yes, because they know we wont Unite... If you can't go...You Can't go...

But you don't have the right to Bitch at the FOP or Here on the Blog if your not willing to be Heard in Springfield!

10/25/2011 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon brothers and sisters !!! it's our pensions !! WE PAY INTO IT NOT THE CITIZENS LET ALONE SOMEONE FROM OSWEGO !! I was near some fire fighters who were discussing this trip to Springfield , and it appears that there are at least 8-10 firefighters from each firehouse citywide going down to Springfield. out of approx 10,000 of us (police) it would be a damn shame if we can't go down and show our strength in numbers to make a statement. If you dont come down SHAME ON YOU AND DON'T TALK SHIT AFTER THE FACT. I'M TAKING TIME DUE TO GO DOWN FOR THIS CAUSE. WHOSE IN ???? WE'LL SEE WED.

10/25/2011 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Rick King said...

Thanks for posting my open letter. This is really important. We must stop this legislation.
Rick King

10/25/2011 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Correction: it's not Cylindra I think he means Solyndra ?

Google: "solyndra bad bet"

They blew a half-trillion dollars of taxpayers money and call it a "bad bet" and blow it off.

What are you doing making "bets" with the finances in the shape they are in? You can be that caviler when it's not your money and you're not personally impacted.

10/25/2011 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Mayor had a permanent 4-3 majority that would have been passed and our fund would be in even more trouble. Rep. Cross wants you to give control he says to the Mayor who will better invest our funds, this being the same Mayor who has such a short memory that he can't even remember his involvement, as President O'Bama's Chief of Staff, in the disastrous Cylindra scandal that cost the American Taxpayers over 500 million ! yes Rep. Cross this is the man that needs to be in charge of our Pension Funds.


For crying the fuck out loud, if you want to have any legitimacy, at least spell the scandals correctly. It's not like Solyndra (not 'Cylindra') has not been in the news. Part of being a member of the leadership should at least have the requirement of sounding like you have at least some edumakashun...

10/25/2011 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey, I'm Just Sayin, said...

Thanks, SCC.

I've been getting tired of seeing the whining crybabies on here bitching about the unions' response to EVERYTHING mentioned on this blog just minutes or hours after any news story or blog post comes out!

I'm sure the FOP DOES read the Blog, just like the media and elected officials (ie. Tiny Dancer) and the CPD administration ALL read this blog; because they can get real time, behind the curtain information here that CANNOT be gotten anywhere else.

This is a unique location where ANYONE can pop in and get a look at life in the ghetto and in the trenches of the big city police, unsavory and unpolished as it might be. Much can also be learned here about the barren, corruption infested government that was left behind by the Godfather and the Daley Crime Family and the new Mayor's attempts to pick up the criminal pieces and make them his own. Quite a good read, most of the time!

Keep up the good work, and we'll see ya in Springfield!

10/25/2011 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

It's only confirmation of what we've suspected all along, SCC...

These rotten sons of bitches at City Hall have bled our pension fund nearly to death over the years.

Now they're trying to draft legislation in order to cover-up their thievery and keep us in the dark regarding the same.

"If we can't steal from it, we'll make sure you won't get a nickel of it."

Perhaps Chicago & Illinois need their own "Arab Spring" since the political-criminal class thinks it's ok to steal from people who SACRIFICED 20 to 40+ years of their lives and good years off the back end of their lives due to stress & aggravation.

Where did this bullshit of "let's fuck with The Police and their pensions" come from? Did they ever have a clue that it's generally a bad idea to steal from people who have weapons and are fed up with being shit on?

These people who are so dishonorable themselves are counting on The Policeman's sense of honor to prevent real time redress from being sought for the years of one orchestrated outrage after another?

The hateful tyrants of The Chicago political-criminal class have gotten quite fat and content just like the tyrants of North Africa & the Middle East.

10/25/2011 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They need to fear more !
After all, it is said, if the ballot box fails you must reach for the cartridge box.
I, like most of my friends, have many.
I hope it dosent get that far......but I have worked a lifetime in good faith and will not die a pauper while the political class votes themselves raises on the money they stole from me and men like me.
The time to stand is now !

10/25/2011 02:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The legislature is on the verge of cutting the taxes for the millionaires at the financial exchanges and on the verge of gutting the pensions of the middle class fireman, police officers and teachers.

10/25/2011 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Springfield is going to try to pass legislation that lets politicians more easily steal from CPD pensions in the same week the politicians try to ram through a 50%!!! tax break for the traders and stock brokers at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange/Chicago Board of Trade.

www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20111024/NEWS01/111029879/cullertons-measure-to-cut-cme-cboe-taxes-hits-bump

Still think the smelly obnoxious hippies don't have a point? FOP should be offering them buses to Springfield.

Even if FOP thinks the CME/CBOE tax break is a great idea, the Occupy people can at least occupy the time and attention of politicians such that the politicians don't have time to occupy CPD pensions.

10/25/2011 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FLOP You Sux!!! No value addedd for the amount of dues you take from us!-16yrs 10 Dist

10/25/2011 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Money is a "thing". Things don't disappear, they can move and change, but they don't cease to exist. Our pension money (I'm not a cop) was moved by politicians to people they like more than us. When someone comes into your house and moves your TV to someone he likes better than you(himself or his mother), he is a thief.

10/25/2011 07:30:00 AM  
Blogger Working Man said...

My slip is in!!!!!
It's time to "put up or shut up"!!

10/25/2011 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummmm...I have made my call to state rep. Not ALL of us can put in a slip. We pay dues. We can bitch. It's your right not to agree with it. I do, however. wish that I was going.

10/25/2011 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The money isn't there and isn't going to be there. Hopefully, Cross' legislation will help ensure that the rest of the State does not have to pay for Chicago's sins. As to the officers complaining, you voted for these dolts and continue to vote for them. Please don't tell me that you didn't vote for the parasites that made promises and didn't continue to vote for them when they didn't follow through on those promises. You gave it up for nothing and the money that you imagine is yours went to the dreaded Link Card holders to buy their votes.

10/25/2011 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to go to court.
I have to go to the doctor.
My kids have to go to the doctor.
I have to watch my kids.
I have to go to the store.
I am to hungover to get up.
My clout says I can't go.

They want to increase your contribution to 16%. That is a few hundred dollars a check people. Yet they just voted themselves an increase on their pension benefits.

GET DOWN THERE OFFICERS AND FIGHT FOR ONCE.

10/25/2011 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey FOP fools get good attorneys for this guy this is BS to appease the media need to demonize the police to sell papers to the ghetto and liberal suntimes readers. This effects all of us

_________________


Really? GHETTO??? WTF makes you think THEY read??? Or watch TV NEWS??? Or listen to NEWSRADIO??? Media likes to blow things out of proportion, no doubt, but certainly not to The Ghetto. SMH

10/25/2011 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what exactly does Donahue do in Springfield making 70,000 ayear from your union dues??????

10/25/2011 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Thomas McDonagh said...

I agree with everything said however, can we please have someone review the comment before making it a separate post? Vaneko and Cylindra? Might make post a bit more credible.

10/25/2011 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live on the NW Side in 60656. I can't go on the bus, (single parent 1/2 the day). But I can burn up the telephone. Just talked to the Springfiled office of 20th, State Representative Michael P. McAuliffe. The woman was very nice and seemed to not want the pension bills to pass. She said at this time, McAuliffe is a NO. Good. She also seems to think that there are not enough YES's to pass it this veto session. Keep up the pressure!!

10/25/2011 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to a Sun-Times story, Rahm is sharpening up the pencils for the minority and women contracting procedures. Looks like they know where they will "invest" the pension money already. Bet these companies have been formed for months now.

Also saw in the Times that one of the gaming companies will be the private partner (to the tune of millions) for the boathouse on the Chicago River near Bridgeport. Coincidence?

10/25/2011 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, all of the comments so far are right on the mark. However, this pension problem is not unique to Illinois. Most states of the union are struggling with underfunded pensions. Independent thinktanks say that there is no way the cities and states can tax their way to solvency, the funds will collapse within a decade or so. Then, what is the answer ? If you are against raising the retirement age and asking for more contributions, then what is your solution ? And, raising taxes to cover the loss or selling city assets will just not work./ People all over this country are hurting financially and they would not stand for tax increases that are needed to fully fund pensions that they view as overly generous.

10/25/2011 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm sure the FOP DOES read the Blog, just like the media and elected officials (ie. Tiny Dancer) and the CPD administration ALL read this blog; because they can get real time, behind the curtain information here that CANNOT be gotten anywhere else."

Everybody who's anybody reads SCC!

(Quite a few nobodys read it, too)

"Insignificant" my ass.

P.S. Hi Jody!

10/25/2011 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

". . . . Over all the city pension fund I believe the mayor's Nephew got over 62 million which again was soon lost. . . . "

62 million would pay the pensions of 1200 retirees for a year. Where's the news media on this?

10/25/2011 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get off your asses and get on a bus or drive. Do something. If you don't take a stand and fight for this issue, a pension which we worked hard to earn, you won't fight for anything!

10/25/2011 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger Big Al said...

House Republican Tom Cross office number is 815-254-0000. Give them a call and tell them you are against HB 3827, at least our portion of it. Takes 2 minutes. Then call everyday.

10/25/2011 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Cpt. John Parker said...

" Stand your ground, don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have war, let it begin here "
Well, the corrupt politicians have fired, see you in the trenches.

10/25/2011 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

012th District 3rd Watch the Lt. is giving anyone who wants to go the day off. She has said time will not be restricted for this wednesday. Let's see how many go for it.

10/25/2011 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get The F.O.P. Grand lodge involved

10/25/2011 11:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Rick King said...

To Anonymous, sorry, spelling was never my best subject in High School or college, it sure wasn't my Major for my B.S. Degree but then again "Solyndra" isnt a real word in the dictionary is it. Guess that is why spell check didn't catch it. Anyway thanks for your taking the time to correct and comment on it. I am sure that since you have enough time on your hands to do that you will be at the rally tomorrow in Springfield.
Come up and introduce yourself to me. I will wear a shirt with my name on it (spelled correctly)so you can find me and I will thank you for standing with us down in Springfield on Wednesday.
Rick King

10/25/2011 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Mr Correction, here is one for you. 553 million is quite a bit closer to half a billion than half a trillion. Aside from that, I agree with your point.

10/25/2011 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to say that this entire pension mess is going to pass. Madigan, and his girlfriend Cullerton, would not call these bills for a vote unless they already knew they have the votes lined up for passage. Same thing goes for the Com Edison rate hikes and the school zone speeding cameras. Please believe these two low life bastards have been hard at work since the last session of the state legislature bribing, threatening, and fucking anybody who gets in their way. We are truly fucked in this state. We, the people, have absolutely no control over our politicians. They make their deals to enrich themselves and connected assholes and we always get the bill.

10/25/2011 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Cops,Firemen,Laborers, Teachers,
Park employees are all in the same
boat on this one. Even though we all
have separate pension boards the
Mayor would control them all.
The teachers pension has ten billion dollars in assets alone.
that would be a monumental transfer
of wealth.

Bob Busch

10/25/2011 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was funny yesterday when the mayor was questioned about his chief of staff, Theresa Mintle, sweetheart pension from the CTA, he dodged the question by saying its not about an individual, but about the WHOLE pension problem and the systematic abuse of it. He skirted that question and blamed everyone except the people that are abusing it

10/25/2011 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Jim Padar said...

AN OPEN LETTER TO ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVE TOM CROSS

Dear Representative Cross:

I believe that after 34 years of honorable service to the City of Chicago, my house, my car AND my pension belong to me, not anyone else.

I believe that over the good years and bad, politicians have continuously and intentionally underfunded public pensions, simply because there was no legal compulsion to do otherwise.

I believe that in both past and recent years, politicians have systematically raided our pension funds to reward politically connected friends and "union leaders" with obscene unearned benefits.

I believe that politicians of this city and state have steered disastrous "investments" of our pension funds to relatives and politically connected friends.

I believe that politicians in the State of Illinois and across the country have lost all sense of accountability. To give any of them unfettered control of pension boards is nothing short of ludicrous.

I believe that all of the above is exacerbated by your introduction of HB #3827. You claim to have solely created this narrowly drawn bill, but it only affects persons outside of your constituency. With all due respect sir, your motives and integrity are called into question by your own actions.

I believe that the passage of HB #3827, as currently written, would visit a travesty upon the tens of thousands of workers and retirees who have no political connections or influence, except through elected representatives on their respective pension boards.

Very truly yours,

Lieutenant James R Padar (retired)
Chicago Police Department
jim@padar.org

10/25/2011 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous old school said...

i said it before , and ill say it again.if cfd and cpd go after one pol in an election, they will be more careful in what they do.the nos combined equal about 30,000 votes. look at elections see what the average no. of votes the winner gets. i have someone in mind the daley that wants on the gravy train.

10/25/2011 02:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: ...wow, this is crazy

"2 teachers union lobbyists teach for a day to qualify for hefty pensions"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-pensions-teacher-perk-20111023,0,7187206.story

10/25/2011 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

RICH KING?


WAS HE ON THE BALLOT?

WELL I GUESS SOMEONE SPEAKING UP IS BETTER THAN NOBODY.

THANKS RICH

10/25/2011 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

P.S.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE TEXT MESSAGE ALERT I USED TO RECEIVE FROM THE FOP?

THEY WERE NEAT....

10/25/2011 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois could lose $100 million in the cme/cboe deal; law written by Cullerton.

Read more: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20111025/BLOGS02/111029850/cash-strapped-state-could-lose-100-million-in-cme-cboe-deal#ixzz1bpTUW83n

10/25/2011 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for JW for giving the day off for those who need it. Most of those lazy, crybaby, whiners won't take advantage of it. They'll take the day off and do nothing. Who am I kidding, they'll just go to work and do nothing about it except bitch and moan.

And before anyone says hairgel, I'm talking about the five, ten, and twenty year wonders. Damn nursery on that watch.

I'd be happy to be proved wrong. I'll be in my car following the bus from 022.

10/25/2011 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except for RICH KING was every other person in the FOP building eaten by Zombies? Where the hell are our leaders out in front of this Train Robbery?

10/25/2011 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think we need to video every thing that rahm and mcarthy say and post it so every one around the world can hear these morons lies..

10/25/2011 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

House Bill 3827 Update


State Representative Cross initially introduced HB3827 which would have had a negative impact on the makeup of our Pension Board in that it would have put the Board in the hands of the Mayor and his appointed members while placing our elected members in the minority. Today, Representative Cross pulled the bill out of committee. While this is a victory for the moment, the Lodge and our lobbyists will continue to monitor this particular bill. We will be diligent in protecting our members pension.



The Lodge would like to extend a hearty thank you to all of our members who called or emailed their State Representatives prior to the Personnel and Pension Committee meeting that was held this afternoon.



President Shields, along with the Lodge 7 Legislative Committee, met with several Springfield leaders today to ensure that this bill never got out of committee. They were instrumental in getting this bill pulled. Their efforts should be commended.


FOP UPDATE:

Please do not let this victory stop you from coming down to Springfield to sound your voice in the battle that has been waged against our pensions. The Lodge has confirmed 180 officers will proudly be on the buses to Springfield tomorrow. We must let our voices be heard.

10/25/2011 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous 018Lou said...

Sorry folks, I just can't go along with this. The elected Dummycrats {with the monetary backing of ALL the public employee unions} passed the laws that got us into the shithole we are in now. The FOP [a union which poured millions into electing the Dummycrats who bankrupted this city, county and state] is trying to deflect attention and blame the sorry-assed condition of our pension fund onto Tom Cross who - surprise- just happens to be a Republican.

I ain't buying it. This is just the liberal dummycrats trying to balme things on a Republican who was powerless in digging us into the fucking shithole our pension fund is in

The Dummycrat funded unions need to man-up and take responsibility and quit trying to blame bus, the republicans or the Arab Spring.

10/25/2011 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On a side note... may I rant here a bit about Illinois taxes? It's tied to pensions because that's how we get half the money to fund them.

There's something here that I don't think most people get with the latest tax increase. We are being taxed in Illinois without representation.

The State raises individual taxes from 3% to 5% in 2011.

A portion of State income taxes is supposed to go back to the local communities and municipalities. <a href="http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/policy-updates/-/blogs/understanding-the-state-income-tax-increase?>Check this out</a> though because what was done as part of the State income tax increase was to prevent any of that new tax revenue from going into the local communities from which the money came.

Now I'm not an Obama supporter and this is not an endorsement for him I just want to say that there's a lot of politicians making noise on how Obama's economic policies are not working.

In Illinois I tell you one reason why Obama's econ policies are not working.

Obama gave the people an FICA tax break of 2$ to create an economic stimulus. In Illinois the Governor and lawmakers immediately took that money with the 2% State income tax increase...The people here saw ZERO stimulus..and then Illinois did not send any of that new tax revenue back to the local communities. The Obama tax break was an Illusion in Illinois and did not stand a chance of creating jobs.

Illinois politicians are counting on the voters to have a short memory too. You'll notice how the so-called temporary State income tax increase is set to expire around election time.

You'll also notice that the individual income tax increase doesn't return to where it was and is therefore not completely a temporary tax as the label implies.

NO..they are conditioning us to a higher tax rate. Raise the taxes by 2% and then cut them back by only 1.75% and tout how you're getting a tax break -- do it around election time -- we're really getting a .25% tax increase and it's bullshit.

You see what's happened here.

They took the private sectors retirement FICA payroll tax money and they are going after your pensions in a similar manner. Let us remember this come election time. That's all. Vote out the lifetime career politicians that think they are so slick.

Why should there be ANY tax increase. The City. State, Country get more tax money from all of us due to the simple fact of inflation and cost of living raises via wages. How much is enough? These people are supposed to be public servants and not for profit businesses rewarding themselves and their friends lavish paychecks.

10/25/2011 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FLOP You Sux!!! No value addedd for the amount of dues you take from us!-16yrs 10 Dist

10/25/2011 07:28:00 AM

Go Fair Share, douchebag.

10/25/2011 06:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what does low life Cullerton get back for handing out almost $100 million in tax breaks for the exchanges in Chicago. If these fucks want to leave let them leave. Know what...THEY WON'T GO ANYWHERE! And guess who has to make up that money in tax breaks....

10/25/2011 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The legislature is on the verge of cutting the taxes for the millionaires at the financial exchanges and on the verge of gutting the pensions of the middle class fireman, police officers and teachers.

10/25/2011 06:06:00 AM

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This is the typical behavior that's responsible for the condition that the pensions are in.

They are proposing an estimated give back tax break to the exchanges (I.E. CME) of around $100 million dollars a year -- each and every year..

To put that into perspective they just gave Motorola a tax break of $100 million over a ten year period.

There's you money that should of gone to funding the pensions.

The politicians that got the campaign contributions from companies that were awarded tax breaks have it.

Obama and Romney are out there whoring themselves out to the corps right now trying to "raise" one-billion dollars and we have the same thing on a local level.

It needs to stop. The CME just reported a 15% increase in profits too and where's the jobs..not the b.s. Ford motor company shovel-ready temporary poverty $16K/yr starting wage jobs. The living wage jobs. The jobs..Not the 2,000 Ford jobs touted as a great political success that a family of four can qualify for Food Stamps with.

10/25/2011 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you get me outta court? Seriously! I'm RDO but my fucking day gets ruined because of this 1430hrs call. That's smack dab right in the middle of the day WTF! Is this a good enough excuse to get out of court. Not according to the desk sgt, so help me out

10/25/2011 07:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah the CME is in the news with their $100 million a year tax break and right behind them is Sears corp. demanding their tax break.

Do me a favor.

Next time any of the politician give you the: " ...and this will create the much needed jobs for our community" just ask them what are these jobs going to pay, how long are they expected to last.

A six month shovel ready job even if it pays a living wage is not a bright future when six months later the people are back on the streets.

10/25/2011 07:15:00 PM  
Blogger dumpdaley said...

Cross os doing the dirty work in order to get the liberal lakefront vote to become secretary of state when Jesse White retires. Liberals don't want to see ANY city worker receive a pension.

From a city worker

10/25/2011 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Mr Correction, here is one for you. 553 million is quite a bit closer to half a billion than half a trillion. Aside from that, I agree with your point.

10/25/2011 12:28:00 PM

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Did my post come off as abrasive? Wasn't meant to be.

Nevertheless that's fair. I stand corrected on the dollars. I was asking myself right after I posted that did I type million or billion?

Anyways, just wanted to get the right spelling of the name out there so people wanting to research it would be able to that's all.

10/25/2011 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

012th District 3rd Watch the Lt. is giving anyone who wants to go the day off. She has said time will not be restricted for this wednesday. Let's see how many go for it.

10/25/2011 11:37:00 AM

They might take the day off but will they go to Springfield?

10/25/2011 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SORRY, but although retired, I definitely could not make the trip for personal reasons.
However, my extreme gratitude to those who sacrificed their 'personal' obligations to attend on my behalf on the Springfield buses.
Each and every one of you make me proud once again to having been a member of... "Chicago's Finest!"
THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!

ol' vet retired

10/25/2011 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FLOP WE NEED TO MARCH NOW WHILE OCCUPY CHICAGO IS GOING ON!! THE CITY WILL GET THE MESSAGE If we dont we will be FUCKED

=Either you do this or we need to DECERTIFY FLOP
I could use that dues money for something else

10/25/2011 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fop waste of money wish I could get a better union. They do nothing and I don't fish either WTF is the fishing tournament for? and all the beer money wasted. need to start a petition to get some better representation Bluewave a few years ago where are you guys

10/25/2011 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(From a retired Cop) Thanks to our elected representitives in Springfield Com Edison is one step closer to being able to fuck us on rate increases for the next ten years. I always thought our politicians were elected to represent and protect US. Guess not. These low life self serving Bastards like Madigan and Cullerton are the very scum of the earth. They, and their ilk, line their pockets with gold and piss on us. I can pay my electric bill but how many poor folks and seniors are stuck with choosing between electric, heat in the winter, and food. How many of our seniors are fighting every day to buy medications and pay medical bills. This country is so fucked up. What is the answer? I know and I see it on the way. The seeds are already being planted by the folks in the Occupy movement. We should not be serving greedy corrupt politicians...THEY SHOULD BE SERVING US!

10/25/2011 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some poor out of work guy is driving to a food pantry and is going 23 mph in a 20 mph school zone. Bingo! Rack up another $100 for the city that cares about us all. This poor guy doesn't have two dimes to rub together and a camera has just nailed him with a ticket. Can he go to court to contest this ticket? No. He goes to a city hearing officer who says...Sorry Chump "Pay me NOW"! Please believe that if Racoon Eyes gets his way with putting speeding cameras near schools within a short period of time these speed traps will be all over the city streets. Most of us have probably gotten a red light camera ticket. This is the next kick in the ass.

10/25/2011 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FLOP You Sux!!! No value addedd for the amount of dues you take from us!-16yrs 10 Dist

10/25/2011 07:28:00 AM

Go Fair Share, douchebag.

16 years and never been to a meeting, but knows everything.

10/25/2011 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fop waste of money wish I could get a better union. They do nothing and I don't fish either WTF is the fishing tournament for? and all the beer money wasted. need to start a petition to get some better representation Bluewave a few years ago where are you guys

Duh! the guy who ran it stole the money. Go Fishing dweeb!

10/25/2011 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except for RICH KING was every other person in the FOP building eaten by Zombies? Where the hell are our leaders out in front of this Train Robbery?

10/25/2011 05:13:00 PM
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Where were they? Working Springfield and meeting with Cross. Subsequently, the bill was pulled.

10/26/2011 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

op waste of money wish I could get a better union. They do nothing and I don't fish either WTF is the fishing tournament for? and all the beer money wasted. need to start a petition to get some better representation Bluewave a few years ago where are you guys

Duh! the guy who ran it stole the money. Go Fishing dweeb

-HOW ABOUT A BETTER UNION
wow a stupid newsletter and a national paper that tell all the postal people I'm the POPO

10/26/2011 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Madigan controls the State of Illinois. He has enough cash in his political fund to buy many state elected officials and he has the power to tie up any bills in committee to keep then off of the floor. he is solely responsibile for continuing the tuition give aways that people call " scholarships". The real question here is why does he keep getting elected? Madigan is from a small district on the SW side of Chicago. If these voters rose up against him, of course he would lose and the problem would be solved. This district is loaded with city employees. THEY are the ones keeping him in office. So, go blame yourselves !!

10/26/2011 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fop no balls

10/26/2011 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who's doing veterans issues for the lodge? I didn't see anything in the newsletter

10/26/2011 09:57:00 PM  

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