In this graph, the amount of money going to retirement benefits begins to look like Pacman, eating the ghost of Illinois’ future.
Tom Elia has more.
Clearly, legislators — if they are serious — are going to have to find a way to prevent retirement benefits from eating all available resources. Whether they can get serious, or even want to, is the real question. I suspect that if anyone in Illinois tries to get a handle on this looming and outsized bill coming due, they will be subjected to the same thuggery and hysteria we have seen play out in Wisconsin this past year.
UPDATE: Instapundit links!, thanks, Glenn Reynolds!
UPDATE II: More obnoxious pension news out of IL