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posted: 9/17/2012 5:00 AM

Mathias position on pensions needs ink

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I am really disappointed in your coverage of this town hall meeting with Mathias/Braiman/Stolman Aug. 13.

The article you released mentioned very little about Representative Mathias making a statement in regards to our unsustainable pension problem and the direction he would vote (which by the way may drive us all out of Illinois).

What he said that night was that to do two plans doesn't make sense, if we pass a partial plan they will never resolve the pension problem.

People in Illinois should be irate, there is HB 1447 that addresses two of the five pension systems, and Mathias doesn't think resolving 40 percent of the problem is worth it? Not only that, but his verbiage indicates that "someone else" needs to find the fix for all this unsustainable mess we have -- who would that be?

Let's report what our politicians are really doing and not just offer words on paper.

Debbie Wagner

Arlington Heights

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