From Our Friend James McNamee:

For the tribune it’s never enough they need all public employees to be beaten down. They promote us as the enemy of the tax paying public. Making sure to use the word taxpayer so they get them thinking about their tax bill not what they get for that bill. I know a lot of people who go out and buy alarm systems not minding paying an extra 100 a month . Forgetting its the cops or firefighters who respond, and all the other things that are taken for granted everyday by the public. Media manipulation by those who hold power though their money is dividing our country and those who serve it. Jobs those in power would never do and do not value. There small world view I will be causing problems for years to come.

Red flags in pension draft

A committee of Illinois lawmakers working on pension reform has two things going for it: a wing and a prayer.