“One-Win” Quinn. The Governor uses bridge opening to attack teacher pensions.
In 2010, in an overwhelmingly blue state, Pat Quinn could only beat right-wing Tea Party GOP candidate Bill Brady by 32,000 votes.
There are 360,000 members of the Teacher Retirement System in Illinois.
You do the math.
In a classless and truthless statement, Quinn opened the rebuilt Congress Parkway Bridge that goes under the old post office by attacking teacher pensions.
The money for the bridge reconstruction came from a the Federal Highway Bridge Program.
Federal infrastructure money is not a source for pension funding.
But that didn’t stop “One-Win” Quinn.
In a press release announcing the reopening of the bridge, Quinn tried to make it seem as if the choice is between infrastructure improvements and pension funding.