Government Employee Pensions/Pay

What $54,000 really means for a teacher

By Bill Zettler

Is $54,000 per year too much or too little for a grade-school teacher in Grayslake? In a recent letter a husband said his wife’s $54,000 salary with two degrees and 10 years’ experience was…

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The Need to Recalibrate Pensions

By Bill Zettler

By Bill Zettler  Allen Greenspan has said we need to recalibrate our government guaranteed pension plans. I could not agree more.  However whereas Mr. Greenspan is talking about Social Security I am talking about…

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The Need to “Recalibrate” Pensions

By Bill Zettler

Allen Greenspan has said we need to recalibrate our government guaranteed pension plans. I could not agree more However whereas Mr. Greenspan is talking about Social Security I am talking about the multi-trillion dollar…

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The Big Lie in Education Funding

By Bill Zettler

By Bill Zettler The ‘big lie’ in education funding In Illinois — the biggest “big lie” is the claim that public school  funding is inadequate. The real problem in Illinois is not school funding; it…

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Top 100 Illinois state pensions

By Bill Zettler

By Bill Zettler Illinois Top 100 Pension Payouts 2003-2004 Fiscal Year 24 Illinois Public Employees Have Pensions Greater than a former President of the United States! Monthly: Annual:  Pension Plan: 26,179   314,148   State Universities Retirement…

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