Got the opportunity to sit in on an hour long conference call with Sen. Dave Luchtefeld last night. MOst of what he had to say repeated his comments from the Chapber of Commerce lunch yesterday i.e. the state is in lot of financial trouble, we need serious budget reform, a good chunk of it is Michael Madigan's fault for focusing on staying in power rather than doing things that might cause the Democrats to get voted out.
I was bemused to hear several of the callers ask him questions and comment about getting out of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and not touching Social Security, since he has nothing to do with either of them. Guess some folks just wanted to vent. State pensions were another popular topic, with several people asking what could be done, if anything, about reducing them.