We had Senator Daniel Biss on our Hitting Left show a few months back. He was the second candidate for Illinois Governor we had as a guest.
We also had Alderman Pawar who was a candidate for governor but now he is not.
I think we are basically done with gubernatorial candidates. Although I wouldn’t turn Rauner down.
I would love to get him in the studio with my brother and me. Just the three of us.
Since Daniel Biss was on the show he has been doing pretty well – beating Chris Kennedy by several measures – but still trailing billionaire JB Pritzker.
Full disclosure: I’m voting for anyone running against Rauner.
I would prefer it not be Pritzker, but I would also prefer that my pension was fully funded.
Some things are more likely to happen than others.
I don’t count Biss out. When he was on our show, and in conversations that I have had with him, he admitted he was wrong about state pensions when he was leading the legislative fight to steal them.
“I fell for the culture of Springfield,” Biss confessed.
Sure ’nuff, he did. Big time.
But that was then and this is now.
Something about consolidating all the state’s public pensions into a single system.
I suppose there is some sense to the idea. I mean every local pension system in the state has their own board. Some cops and fire fighters down state probably have their investments managed by somebody’s Uncle Louie.
But focus Daniel.
No new pension ideas for a while.
Here is the platform on pensions you should run on:
Raise revenue with a progressive income tax.
Re-amortize the state’s major pension debt.
Have a goal of 100% funding.
Otherwise, stay away from new ideas.
New pension ideas did not go well for you in the past.