Did the people of Illinois have any intention of promising guaranteed pension future-accrual benefits when they voted for the 1970 constitution? Not *&^! likely.
The Illinois Supreme Court decision regarding public pensions left no wiggle room for reform. So what's next?
Have politicians in states with severely-underfunded public pension stopped digging? I say no.
How do we persuade others that pension funding matters, when our parents and grandparents were just fine with pay-as-you-go?
How conservatively should pension plans be required to fund their pension promises? There isn't actually an easy answer.