Another example of Illinois' view of political honesty and virtues appeared in the March 8 edition of the News-Democrat. Its title? "Job history: Sleeping Now: County Supervisor."
It seems that St. Clair County has hired somebody who was, at one time going to be fired by the state because he had done a few things that the state considers no-no's. Instead, the state decided to keep him on the payroll for an additional month so he would be eligible for a state pension and then accepted his "irrevocable" letter of resignation. He was making $71,000 a year. Guess how much of a pension he is to receive?
He has now been hired to work for St. Clair County at a modest salary of $51,000. How long will he have to work to be eligible for a county pension, possibly in addition to his state pension? Double-dipping, anyone?
I wonder if he will be eligible for Social Security too. If so, would that be triple dipping?
Oh yes, I forgot to mention, he is the son of a longtime county and state Democrat. Would that have anything to do with his situation?