The rats over at Plumber’s Local 130 continue to work with the Office of the Inspector General allowing ditch digger John D’Amico to not show up for work at the City of Chicago. Chicago fires employees that do not show up for work, it is called ghost payrolling. The criminals at the Department of Water Management continue to look the other way as John D’Amico is a no-show at work. Instead, this creep is trying to legalize marijuana in Illinois. When I worked on his crew he was not on the site because he was doing side jobs with his family members and installing fences near his house using taxpayer’s water main pipe. Many people are out of work and would like to get a free plumber’s license like John D’Amico. Many people would like a 100,000.00 per year no show job at the water department. Instead John D’Amico is downstate voting to allow folks to smoke pot all day. Along with the pot smoking, is free rent, free food, and free money. Most companies have drug testing. Most of the taxpayers are not aware John is making a fortune in the pension retirement game. It is all covered by Michael Madigan, his sugar daddy, and Mayor Daley. If this is leadership in Illinois, we all might want to smoke some pot before the ship sinks. Where in the hell is the Chicago Office of the Inspector General? Out smoking a blunt? Get ready for some mighty big taxes dudecycles.
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Harry Osterman and Philip Bernstein never said if they are for pot for personal use.
Daley to Springfield: Don’t saddle Chicago property owners with tax increases
November 30, 2010
BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
Mayor Daley sounded the alarm on Tuesday about a Springfield power play that, he warned, could saddle Chicago homeowners and businesses with an $800 million property tax increase in 2015 to solve the city’s pension crisis.
Daley said it will take shared sacrifice by all of the stakeholders — retirees, current employees, newly-hired workers and taxpayers — to solve the problem created by four under-funded city employee pension funds that will run out of money by 2030.
To place the entire burden on Chicago property owners would not only be grossly unfair. It would literally prevent anyone from selling their home, the mayor said.
“There’s a recommendation in Springfield to increase a tax levy by $400 million in 2015 only for fire and police. If they do that for the rest of the employees, that’s an $800 million tax increase. … Every homeowner would not be able to sell their home in Chicago,” Daley said.
“You cannot place the financial problems on the back of every homeowner in Chicago. Besides that, every business in Chicago. That will make our city basically a city that will have a financial disaster.”
Urging House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) to “go slow on this,” the mayor said, “You can’t do this in the override session. This would create a horrendous problem. … This cannot be a Christmas present for anyone here in the city.”
Daley noted that pension fund contributions by city employees have not increased in 25 years. Chicago taxpayers now pay $180 million-a-year for police pensions, nearly double the $95 million contributed by rank-and-file officers, he said.
The lame-duck mayor acknowledged that an increase in employee contributions is inevitable. But, he said, “You cannot do this overnight. You cannot ask someone to go from 9 percent to 30 percent. You would do that over a number of years to … reach an understanding of fully-funding the pensions.”
Daley is also pushing legislation that would extend a two-tiered pension system to newly-hired police officers and firefighters.
After complaining about the 25-year freeze on employee contributions, Daley was reminded that he’s been mayor for 22 of those years.
But, Daley insisted that he has repeatedly sought increases during contract talks to no avail.
“The unions say no,” the retiring mayor said. “No one realizes the crisis is here.”
Earlier this year, the mayor’s pension commission concluded that reduced employee benefits, higher employee contributions and “new revenue” from taxpayers would all be needed to bail out under-funded city pension funds.
The Laborers, Municipal Employees, Police and Firefighters pension funds now have assets to cover just 42 percent of their future liabilities, down from 62 percent just two years ago and 80 percent in 1996.
To reach a 90 percent ratio over 50 years — assuming annual investment returns of eight percent —would require $710 million more each year. Sixty percent of that would come from taxpayers; 40 percent from city employees.
Without benefit reductions, that would require the equivalent of a 52 percent increase in the city’s property tax levy and eight percent more from city employees.
With benefit reductions — everything from reduced maximum salary and a higher retirement age to lower cost-of-living increases and a pension cut for new employees — the annual gap could be reduced to $510 million.
A two-tiered pension system for new and existing employees will “probably be necessary,” even though it “poses serious moral issues,” could hurt employee recruitment and “might be subject to challenge” in the courts, the report concluded.
He does what Marge Laurino tells him to. He is silly.
Johnny Double Dipper D’amico is a ghost payroller, he was breed by his carrear criminal parents to do this. Welcome to the Laurino Mob Family Lottery funded by taxpayers
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