Category Archives: pensions

12 Public Education Memes from 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, memes attempt to add a few words to increase the thousand and thereby add even more meaning. Here are a dozen of the memes I created and used in my 2015 blog. … Continue reading

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Teachers and police officers may school Rahm.

Rahm is too connected to jail. Or… is he? The Chief of Police was fired by Rahm for covering up a police murder. Covered up and paid millions in taxpayer money to the family of the murdered 17 year old … Continue reading

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Retired Teachers: Collateral Damage – chemotherapy

(From a dear friend and fellow retired teacher) Dear Friends, I just wanted you all to know how [IL Gov. Bruce] Rauner’s unconstitutional act of not providing a signed budget has affected me at my most vulnerable.   As you … Continue reading

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Illinois Retired Teachers: Are the details regarding our Medicare Advantage PPO misleading?

“You have the ability to see any Medicare provider without the constraints of a network.” Then why are there networks? In my opinion the above statement is misleading, especially when the details are closely examined. “Your health insurance does not … Continue reading

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What to believe? Greedy teachers, a successful budget director, a warped news account, threat of a shutdown

Teacher pensions are bankrupting a state, the $30,000 per month budget consultant successfully saved the state, the legislature and governor still have no spending plan, the governor praised the consultant’s brilliant success, the consultant suddenly quits in triumph, the state … Continue reading

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Save Schools: Fire the savage editor who stooges for corporate education reform.

The days of the Tribune as an actual daily newspaper are over. The Trib is a mega-corporate propaganda machine that kills trees to print hatred, and it imitates an actual American newspaper as defined by respected schools of journalism. The … Continue reading

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from a loyal teachers union member – Dear NEA Retired: HOW DARE YOU!

Today, August 17, I received the new Summer 2015 issue of neaTODAY: for NEA-Retired Members with the following cover article: NO PLANS TO RETIRE! ~ 87-year-old school counselor’s high-touch, personal approach boosts student success.   NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia … Continue reading

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Are you and your family being threatened by a governor who wants to cut funding?

Gov. Bruce Rauner, Your attacks on my hard-earned teacher pension personally threaten me and my wife. You are also unwittingly (?) threatening a degree of social unrest that frightens even your fellow conservative billionaires and yourself. The article in today’s … Continue reading

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Pension “Overhaul” Declared Unconstitutional (Actually, pension pillage was declared unconstitutional.)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) tried to cut pensions for those greedy, nasty, lazy, and overpaid nurses and other public employees. Demonizing public employees is day-to-day business for Rahm and the rich boys who finance him. Rahm’s personal friend and … Continue reading

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Trump distracts to make Jeb’s horrific record on education, etc. appear “normal”

Donald Trump serves a vital role for the corporate attacks against public services, especially public education, elderly and disabled people, children with special needs, earned and paid-for pensions, and other sane purposes served by a civilized society. Donald Trump serves … Continue reading

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