Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: mount prospect
Location: mount prospect
Sportbike: gsxr 1000 gsxr 750
Years Riding: enough to know better
How you found us: googled "pussies on bikes"
here is another example of the dems at work. this was sent to me from a friend who is a cop in palatine.
Greetings Friends, If I may have 5 minutes of your time. I write to inform you on a issue coming up on the Illinois ballot this November. The Illinois legislature recently mailed out an informational flyer pertaining to the constitutional convention. The legislature is seeking permission from you, the voter, to hold a convention. While the majority of the media outlets have reported this as a referendum on Gov. Blagojevich's administration, there is an underlying issue that affects Police Officers and Firefighters (P&F) financial well being. I will briefly explain. P & F currently have the benefit of a pension systems that pays them between 50-75% of their salary, after 20 to 30 years of service. These pension systems are created and funded by the municipalities (cities/towns) P & F work for. They are also funded by P & F through bi-weekly deductions on their paycheck. This is all done through a collective bargaining agreement between the municipality and the P & F unions. They are independent pensions that are run by their respective pension boards (collection of P and F), and are maintained by various financial institutions. For example the Palatine Police Department pension board, and the Village of Palatine have operated a solvent and operational pension fund for many years. The pension board is made up of two active police officers and one retired police officer. Active police officers elect the active pension board officers. The Illinois legislature seeks to bring these independent P & F pensions under the umbrella of the state. In essence taking billions of dollars away P & F who have responsibly run their pensions to help a few municipalities who have deliberately underfunded their P & F pensions. This would also give the Illinois legislature unfettered access to these billions of dollars to do with as they please. (Use P & F pensions to fund other failing pension systems or fund state projects.) I don't write you to ask you which way to vote, just to let you know there is more to this constitutional convention than meets the eye. I have spoken to my P & F pension board members, and I have heard from other members of solvent P & F pension boards, and they are very skeptical of the states ability to keep these pensions solvent and funded properly. This is not rhetoric, but a legitimate concern by people who have knowledge on how to run this benefit for P & F. Pension boards across this state are asking their members to vote No on the constitutional convention. If you have any further questions or concerns please feel free to contact me by email or phone. Please do not respond to this email en mass. Please feel free to vote as you wish. If you agree with this issue please forward it to your friends and family who are Illinois voters and who might not be aware of this issue. I bid you good day. Cheers,