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Closing Pension Abuse Loopholes, WCID-Champaign ABC News

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.

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4 Responses to "Closing Pension Abuse Loopholes, WCID-Champaign ABC News"

  1. Comment by Carl Lambrecht on October 27, 2011 at 10:19 am said:

    Illinois Association of School Boards should not be supported with our tax dollars thru all the public schools boards funding.

  2. Comment by Greg on October 27, 2011 at 11:17 am said:

    we have to pull the unions back in or they will sink us, and they dont care, as long as the bosses get theres and there judges and ther politicians get theres, they are all crooks.

  3. Comment by Dan on October 27, 2011 at 11:55 am said:

    The problem is no one represents the students. There is no student union. Only a teacher’s union. If there was an organization representing the students, and what is best for students, the system would look much different. People are not awake. Yet. I thought it would happen by now, but it has not. In past years citizen involvment was voting every four years and maybe an occasional primary. Well, that’s no more. Who do I blame? THE PEOPLE. We are the ones that voted for all of this. We got what we deserve. Wake up !

  4. Comment by Walter F. Bochenek on October 27, 2011 at 11:21 pm said:

    It is time to stop abuse of the system. Good lock Adam!