OK, children, today’s class is a lesson in problem solving. We all know the state of Illinois owes a big pot of money to its workers for their retirement savings — as much as $100 billion — but it doesn’t have enough to pay them. That’s our problem. So, let’s make it fun and discuss it.
Does anyone know how much $100 billion is? Ty?
“It’s as much as all of the members of the Civic Committee have in all their piggy banks.”
That’s a good guess, Ty, but it may be even more than that. Patrick?