I won’t bother to comment on Nekritz’s faulty analogies from the rest of the Tribune article. We have often read commentaries that have used misleading analogies and other deliberate misinformation to either argue fallaciously or foment envy and anger for public employees who have earned constitutionally-guaranteed pension benefit rights. We know there are several antedated court cases that have upheld the Illinois State Constitution.
Most people know pension reform is an egregious attack on public employees’ rights to a constitutionally-guaranteed, earned compensation. An unconscionable constitutional challenge of those rights and earned benefits generates a serious threat to their secure sense of worth as citizens and creates the unfair possibility for an economic disadvantage for a particular group of people and their families. This can never be legally or morally justified.