Thursday in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Democratic Party Chairman and House Speaker for life called for a constitutional amendment which would require a 3/5 vote to hike public employee pensions.
With the drum beat that National Taxpayers United of Illinois’ Jim Tobin started by publishing high public pensions, which has been picked up by newspapers around Illinois and business groups, I doubt anyone would predict such a constitutional amendment would not pass.
But, what difference would that change make?
It won’t lower the current pension burden one thin dime.
And, Madigan, being a good and loyal Democrat, did not suggest increasing the majority required to hike taxes.