Click here to hear the Adam Andrzejewski debate Illinois State University Economics Prof on pension reform and pension abuses.
Around the state, candidates are run for the statehouse on senate bill 2499 which would close the pension abuse loophole…
Watch the Champaign ABC News segment, here.
CHAMPAIGN- New legislation floating around the Statehouse, aims to fix what some are calling, “pension loopholes.” Wednesday in Champaign, Republican candidate for state senate, John Bambenek, and former republican gubernatorial candidate, Adam Andrzejewski, explained why they support the bill.
They say non-government union leaders are collecting government pensions even though they are not doing government work.
“Well right now, rank and file public employees that are working hard, that are saving into their public pension plans, and these systems are grossly underfunded and union leadership is draining literally millions of dollars a year out of those public pension plans,” says Andrzejewski.
He says some of the biggest groups taking advantage of the pension system are the National Education Association, Illinois Education Association, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, and the Illinois Association of School Boards. All are not government employees.