Governor Quinn is trying to warm up the state to “deal” with the state’s pension problems. While the video is presented with seemingly little bias, one has to fear the angle that the whole campaign of thisismyillinois.com is taking to blame the employees.
Unfortunately, we are in this mess (as a state) because the politicians raided the funds previously to pay for other things when budget shortfalls hit. Then some time after a payback plan was put in place, the politicians decided to take a “holiday” from paying those bills. You can see what happened in 1989 with a previous pension “fixing” session.
Beware, beware the Illinois Lame Duck session!