Jim Edgar Enjoying Lavish Lifestyle From Pensions He Supported

4 Responses

  1. Jeanne Bischoff says:

    It makes me physically ill to read this. Over the past few years my husband and I have had three fed/state employed neighbors basically laugh in our faces. One retired in his 40’s, one at 53 and the other, a high school teacher, at 63. One chuckled and actually said (paraphrasing), “I know I’ve got it good, and I guess you’re paying for it.” I’m not kidding.
    Now with the decline of private worker benefits well established, there’s going to be war between private and public workers. I know what side we’re on. I hope our country never sees the day when most kids’ greatest ambition is to become a civil servant, as in France or Greece. As it stands in Illinois, we (as small business owners) are already looking where we can relocate–somewhere west stopping short of the coast!

  2. Tough Love says:

    Quoting …”Also, Edgar feeds off Illinois taxpayers by getting $177,630 a year for being a “Distinguished Fellow” at the University of Illinois. His annual taxpayer-funded income is $308,538 – $25,711 a month. Edgar always knew how to work the system.”

    What exactly does a “Distinguished Fellow” do?

    If not much, perhaps a challenge to this payout is in order.

  3. moonmac says:

    Line them all against a wall and let’s take back our country from the crooks. I will let some 20 year old vet lead me around a battlefield as long as we get our freedoms back from these thieves!!!

  1. January 28, 2011

    […] of his government pension, which amounts to $130,908 from the State Employees Retirement System. As noted by National Taxpayers United of Illinois, that $10,909 a month he gets already has added up. Because he retired at age 55 in 2001, […]

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