Via Zorn from Chicago Tonight...
Carol Marin: Pension reform. Do you have a favorite bill? One that you are pushing?
Sheila Simon: My favorite bill would be one that is comprehensive and gets the job done. We’ve got to balance some really tough issues. We have constitutional obligations to people who’ve been paying into the system. We have a moral obligation to teach our children. We’re not going to be able to do everything. And if we can get a comprehensive solution, that’s what we need to do. It could come in several forms.
Marin: What about the Cullerton bill? Because President Cullerton in the Senate believes that his would survive a constitutional test. It is different than Speaker Madigan’s plan to the degree that we understand that. Who are you signing on to?
Simon: I’m signing on to getting the job done. And I think that’s where the state is. I think that’s where most of the people across the state are . We need to address this. We need to be straightforward about it. We need to not look at two or four year perspective but a 30-year perspective Let’s maintain--- let’s build a system that is sustainable.
Also glad to see she is in favor of a plan that will get the job done vs a plan that fails, that is some bold leadership there Lt. Governor.
Also glad she is signing on to getting the job done vs signing on to buy a timeshare
Finally glad she feels that a bunch of non committal platitudes is being straightforward about this.
Sheila, just as an FYI, the fear of pissing anyone off is in part how we got into this mess in the first place.