Home Illinois News Illinois Deficit Up To $16.7 Billion – WBGZ Illinois Deficit Up To $16.7 Billion - WBGZ March 8, 2017 1 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter h&m ShareTwitterEmailPrintGoogleFacebook Read Article Sort by: newest | oldest j.a.herzrentIt’s the old loaves and fishes problem. How to satisfy so many with so few resources. With no miracles in sight, the rule ought to be to distribute the resources fairly (according to need, perhaps). Politicians aren’t very good at that. Most people (my opinion) would prefer need-based allocations for essentials and some graduated basis (based on length of service) for pensions, etc. Some mighty big haircuts are in prospect for the pension spikers and double dippers. To those whose unsustainable expectations can’t be met, issue bearer bonds payable in 25 years or so. The public’s collective judgment on what those bonds are worth would be an… Read more »3 months 15 days ago wpDiscuz Recent Wirepoints Originals Speech Muzzlers Triggered: Chicago’s Theater Community On The Attack – WP Original June 21, 2017 Together we make great theater -- unless you disagree with us, in which case you're a bigot. New Study Details How Pensions Exploit New And Younger Teachers – Wirepoints Original June 14, 2017 Illinois gets an 'F' as you'd expect, but we have plenty of company on this. Why You Shouldn’t Believe The Illinois Budget Deficit Numbers Released This Week – Wirepoints Original June 11, 2017 True numbers are 2X or 3X worse and show the genuine bind Illinois is in -- not just an ego clash between Rauner and Madigan. Wait for July To Downgrade Illinois Bonds To Junk — For The Subprime Anniversary – WP Original June 9, 2017 And a look ahead for the near term. Would Congress Authorize Bankruptcy for Illinois and Other States? Yes, Inevitably. – Wirepoints Original June 4, 2017 All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. -Arthur Schopenhauer. And thanks to ZeroHedge for republishing this article. COGFA: State of IL Revenue Up In May But Still Down For Year – WP Original June 4, 2017 Up 7% for the month but still down 3.5% for the year-to-date. Great Speech By Rep. Jeanne Ives On ‘Union Thugs’ Vandalizing Construction Site of a State Rep. They Don’t Like – WP Original June 2, 2017 And shame on most of the Illinois press for ignoring this crime. Video: IL State Senator, Clueless About Bill He Sponsors, Blames Questioning On His Mexican Heritage – WP Original June 1, 2017 Truth is, most of the rest of the legislature doesn't know what the bill does either. It still passed. Same with most of what they rushed through this week. Skim through this database of City of Chicago salaries (and don’t vomit) – WP Original May 31, 2017 Names, titles, salaries and more.