public pensions

Pat Quinn's Pension Problem
Republicans created the problem and left Democrats to clean it up, but listen to the assumptions built up by our media about them. Read more...
Rush Limbaugh Plays Captain Obvious
Why yes, Rush. Retired people, by definition, do not work. Read more...
Public Television Corrupted With Billionaire Bucks
Former Enron trader John Arnold slipped WNET millions to air a PBS anti-pension series, but he wasn't alone. Read more...
Majority Report: Dave Dayen Explains Hidden Disaster In New Budget
The Majority Report's Sam Seder speaks to journalist Dave Dayen about the implications for federal workers due to the Ryan-Murray budget and how states like Illinois "are breaking contracts with workers and slashing pensions." Read more...
Public Pensions Under Fire
Now that they've destroyed the housing market, Wall Street is taking aim at public pensions. Read more...

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In a surprise move, Chicago Public Schools laid off 2,113 teachers and support staff, claiming that expensive pension payments "forced" them to do it. Read more...
Those who can't practice what they preach take the government cash! Read more...
Several House Democrats spoke at a rally in front of the Alabama legislature in opposition to HB 56, an immigration-enforcement bill patterned after Arizona's "papers please" law. They linked their own historical struggle for civil rights in Alabama Read more...
Newt Gingrich with Wife No. 2 in a series. Collect the whole set! By God, there's two brand names we can trust! Grover "Date Rape" Norquist and Newt "Serial Adulterer" Gingrich, together again... You'll notice they're not talking about replacing Read more...
(Danziger Cartoons)) When one is writing a post about retirement security in response to someone else's post on the same topic; namely, the fact Read more...