Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Economic Glimmers

Re-assuring to see some glimmers of economic hope in Crain's, we sure need it.  Awesome to see Bob Smietana, CEO at HSA Commercial Real Estate and Commons' Board Member, get a shout-out for recent positive moves.

However, the non-profit outlook was pretty gloomy.  In large part due to ridiculous situation in Springfield.  It is unconscionable there is NO action on pensions yet.  Legislators will not hesitate to cut social services again this year, like they did last year.  But state pensions?  So far, untouchable.

We all need to keep raising our voices for fairness in Springfield.  Unfortunately, EVERYONE needs to pay for the years of irresponsibility.  But so far it is largely being borne by the poor and vulnerable.  And if we keep this up, the economic glimmers of hope in Chicago will not be sustainable.

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