In Illinois we’re in a battle with the forces of evil to keep teachers’ pensions, pensions that were promised and that teachers paid for. To those like Ty Fahner of the Civic Committee and some members of the Illinois General Assembly, retired teachers are expensive.
We are much cheaper dead.
Which apparently occurred to Texas Governor and GOP presidential front-runner Rick Perry.
He had a plan to sell life insurance plans on retired Texas teachers. When the teachers died, the state would