Have you noticed how some folks have a knack for saying the wrong thing, at the wrong time, to the wrong audience. One of those people is Naperville city councilman Bob Fieseler and he did it again at the most recent Naperville city council meeting Tuesday October 15. It happened during the ‘New Business’ portion of the meeting, when out of nowhere he begins rambling about his pension, if he vests after 8 years with the city of Naperville. He does this at a time when our country, state, and city are all wrestling with unfunded pensions causing a drag on our economy.
Not only that, he continues going down the insensitive road towards others by stating his pension would cover him for a ‘free senior citizen breakfast’ in essence every morning for the rest of his life, as if this is a pittance; something to be laughed at. His comment comes on the very night that the city of Naperville is proclaiming Oct 26 – Nov. 2, as Homeless Awareness Week in Naperville. Bad timing Mr. Fieseler. But then again, Naperville city officials like to refer to the ‘homeless’ as ‘urban outdoors-men’. Naperville doesn’t have homeless folks; they have street dwellers.
Watch and listen as a portion of councilman Fieseler’s character is exposed.
With unemployment as it is, Fieseler’s comment is another reason to have him become unemployed from the city council during the next election. He would no longer need to be concerned about vesting in his city pension. He might actually need to buy his own breakfast.