John Dillons’s pension vocabulary: Dividualism.
January 23, 2013
From John Dillon’s blog:
Dividualism (…for your own good, too)Noun: A description of a personal philosophy “in touch” with a sense of community, responsibility to the betterment of all those around him/her; one with a wish for the amelioration of the marginalized, scapegoated, or institutionally deprived. A credo driving the desire to seek what is morally correct and in the best interest of the greater good.Do Something Now: Despite the history of pension holidays and underfunding, recent bills before the House and additional amendments by the Senate demonstrate that the General Assembly in Illinois is quite willing to blame much of the unfunded liability for pensions on the public sector workers and illegally force them to pay for all of the state’s debt.Many Illinois legislators want to challenge both Illinois and U.S. Constitutions instead of addressing the causes of the state’s budget deficits. Illinois public employees have earned their pension. Their pension is a constitutionally guaranteed contract.That’s why we have created a petition to The Illinois State House, The Illinois State Senate, and Governor Pat Quinn, which says:“Illinois has a pension debt and revenue problem. Most legislators know this, and they also understand the concept of justice and what lawfulness demands: that people must keep their covenants with one another. No justice is accomplished when diminishing public employees’ earned benefits and rights because of decades of legislators’ irresponsibility, corruption and incompetence. Stop Illinois pension reform. It is immoral and illegal.”Will you sign this petition? Click here: