Too bad you missed it Fred. It actually made me believe in the justice system again.
The only bad part was the live feed we watched it on. The video was very choppy and would constantly freeze up but at least we were able to get I’d say 90% of the audio. At times I could swear 9fingers was hacking the feed someway.
Here is my take on it:
A gang of Shitty Hall lawyers all prim and proper on one side that as taxpayers, we retirees pay to go against us.
On our side our lawyers, Mr. Kristof and Mr. Shapiro, who have taken the case on contributions from us, so in a way we pay them also, but gladly.
After a few BS presentations, (I swear these people are zombized) they march out a representative of the municipal pension fund and one from the laborers pension fund. Yes. The very people who are to look out and properly fund our retirement. To make a long story short, both reps told the court that they slapped the retirees and survivors faces for our own good.
Then it was back to the Shitty Hall lawyers and the judges stopping them at various points to ask them questions or clarify what they just said. They seemed a bit irked at what they were hearing.
Now it gets even better.
By the Shitty Hall’s lawyers own admission the City didn’t pay anything into the funds because by law they didn’t have to.
Amazing argument, right?
The pension funds were well funded, one was funded at 133% and that came from the Shitty Hall lawyer.
Again amazing argument, right ?
I wonder what magic formula they have that you can keep taking from a fund and not put anything into it and by the way that was the retirees money that we paid out of our checks, so if I may add, they stole our money and Daley is walking around a free man. And in fact Daley stole 250 million from the laborers pension fund to shore up the police and fire pension. Then tried again the next year but was stopped.
Amazing, isn’t it?
They also brought up the point that the unions 27 of 31 agreed to this so called reform. The very unions that CAN’T REPRESENT RETIREES BY LAW.
Amazing isn’t it ?
Our two lawyers were smooth and good and not once questioned by the judges. They had a very well presentation prepared with no bumps or curves. They brought up the fact that not one retiree was present at any of these so called reform talks, so how can they say we the retirees agreed to this.
Amazing isn’t it ?
Bottom line folks. Don’t hire any of the Shitty Hall lawyers, not even for a parking ticket ?
And Fred. May I add to your like of music the song by John Lennon, Instant Karma. It plays well with.this.
Hell I even have a smile on my face today !