Gov. Quinn introduces Squeezy, the pension python and its associated website ThisIsMyIllinois.com. The website gives Quinn’s take on the Pension Crisis. His mission is
- Halt the increasing pension pressure on the budget and its far-reaching effects NOW because it can’t wait
- Ensure retirement security for our teachers and others
- Secure the Illinois that we want for our kids and grandkids and future generations
The website provides some background for the pension fund acronyms like, TRS, SURS, SERS, GARS and JRS along with the basic information like date started and the groups it covers. The information on who is to blame and the facts of the problem are very minimal. It also seeks to shift the blame away from the real culprits who have increased the benefits beyond sustainability.
Below the video accompanying the release of the website.