Comment: Eden Martin’s opinions are respected, as they should be. Here, he basically takes the “incrementalist” view — a reasonable one — that some imperfect reforms have to be taken one at a time. But he acknowledges that Rahm’s proposals leave it possible for most employees to retire with full pensions as early as age 50; that it would be better to switch prospectively to defined contribution plans; that Rahm wants to ‘back end load’ the city’s contributions — delaying full actuarial funding until 2021; and that Rahm reportedly will ask Springfield to defer the big increase in police and fire pension funding set to hit in 2015.”

That sure sounds like kicking the can down the road.

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