Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dem Watch: What Else Doesn't Dan Beiser Know?

Here at 'Truth Team' Headquarters, we prefer our elected officials to be knowledgable.  Or at least we'd like them to appear to understand the issues they're addressing.  If that's the starting point in wanting to help re-elect someone, Democrat State Representative Dan Beiser is in a lot of trouble.

He takes "no knowin'" to a whole new level by saying that he's utterly unfamiliar with the current pension reform proposal that has been presented by his boss:  Chicago Speaker Mike Madigan.  From The Telegraph:

Illinois Rep. Dwight Kay, R-Glen Carbon, warned Wednesday about a pension- reform bill he claims could increase local property taxes to pay for pension costs of school districts. 
"Shifting the pension debt from the state government to the local school districts is absurd," Kay said. "This is Springfield's problem to address, and we must solve it, not at the expense of the taxpayer," he said at a news conference. The representatives said a bill supported by Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan would take money from state pension funds to pay for general state government operations. 
They said the shift would force school districts to increase their expense to pay pensions for teachers. The school districts, in turn, would have to go to the property taxpayers to ask, by way of referendum, for a property tax increase. 
State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, said he never heard of such a proposal and doubts it would be called in the veto session as Republicans claim.

Emphasis, ours.  So, let us get this straight:

The Facts as we know them:
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