I hope you’re enjoying your time away — as Mickey Mantle said: “You play for the memories” — many moons ago, you mentioned that come election time you would list the names of those running for office who chose to be part of the “Liars and Thieves Club”; those who voted to steal our pensions — would it be too much of an imposition to publish that “Hit List” again — it helps to keep these ( your choice of adjective ) accountable for their decisions —
Thanks for wanting to hold folks accountable. Folks including me.
Since I first published that list over four years ago, a lot has changed. Most importantly, the court has ruled – as you know – SB1 unconstitutional. Many legislators who voted to cut our pensions were opportunists who knew better. Many were just stupid or lazy.
I have talked to many legislators who said that now that the court has ruled, they would not vote for pension cutting again.
I don’t believe them.
I don’t believe that given the issues on the table in this election, publishing a list of those who voted for SB1 is appropriate. My first agenda item is to give Donald Trump a thrashing. Second on my list would be to defeat any Rauner supporters in the state legislature. And if I lived in a district with an unapologetic pension thief I would work to defeat them.