There are problems that need fixing, obviously, however this can not be used as an opportunity for the state and local municipalities to shirk their responsibilities to the pension funds. The recipients of the pensions can not be harmed.
Apply pressure on officials to fix pension problem
The state’s fiscal problems are immense, with multiple causes. But one thing is for certain: Illinois will never get back on solid footing without tackling the hotly debated issue of public pensions.