Illinois is known worldwide for its crooked politics, and now it is also the most financially busted state. Wherever the money comes from to achieve these titles, it doesn’t come cheap.
Look no further than the supposedly broke education system. The IEA and CTU Unions took $132 million in dues from the teachers in just 2010.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in the Beck decision and the Hudson case that 80% of that money goes for political action and that the teachers should not be required to pay it. The result is that the Education Unions, mainly the IEA, spend about $90 million on Democrat politicians such as Mike Madigan through over 15 different channels. That money has corrupted most of politics in Illinois while distorting th TRS pension system into $160 billion deficit.
It’s worth noting that the K12 education system spends $16,000 per child and that’s without counting the pension deficit. Consider that means spending $368,000 yearly per classroom of 23 children.
Isn’t it disgusting that the system which is supposedto educate our children is the main conveyor for that crooked system.
Jack on Illinois: