All of these statistics show that IL pension deficit is due more too excessive salaries than it does to lack of state payments. If Illinois had salaries similar to our neighbors in KY, IA, WI and MO our pension problems would be much less worse than they are. High pensions are due to high salaries and high salaries are due to the NEA. Unless we control the NEA and their undue influence on IL politicians the pension problem will never be solved.
March 12, 2012 By