So I can't help but find it interesting that on the same day that the Tribune runs their editorial slamming our pension situation (see my last post), as I write this, the House Republicans are in the midst of a pre-planned coordinated lambasting of the Democrats on the same topic. All of their microphones have a big number "50" taped to them, symbolizing a new study that they are touting which says that Illinois is dead last in funding of pension obligations.
I think that I have previously made my feelings clear on this issue, so I'm not taking issue with the content of their comments, other than the fact that much of this problem also lays at the feet of their party predecessors as well.
I just thought the timing of the two events was curious. Okay, they're done now, back to business.
UPDATE: Okay, a member of Republican Leadership, who I trust unequivocally, just told me that while the general issue had been previously discussed with the paper, the timing of today's events was in fact coincidental. I've become so cynical in old age. Sigh.