One Way and Dead End. Those are the streets that will be named for Pat Quinn and his Democratic party. They only can go one way to “solve” the budget crisis and that way leads to the dead end of financial insolvency. In order to get his tax increase, pat Quinn will destroy the what fiscal integrity is left of the State of Illinois.
Quinn and his Democratic twin brothers, Mike Madigan and Tom Cullerton, have refused to work together to vigorously reinvent a leaner and meaner government. by cutting spending on the weakest and most vulnerable in our society, they have demonstrated a total lack of compassion, concern, and humanity. By refusing to cut non-essential services, freeze or cut state grants, and refuse to eliminate, consolidate or merge various state departments, they have demonstrated the are owned by special interests.
The state is not only near insolvency, it has bills that are way past due. What would happen if vendors and contractors decided to put the state on C.O.D. status? The state’s credit rating is shot, its bond rating is in the toilet. Borrowing more money is poor stewardship. It puts the state if Illinois in peril, as the money will be borrowed at higher interest rates. The accummulating interest alone will be crushing.
That is the game plan. Quinn has advocated for massive income tax hikes for five years. If he succeeds in this fiscal suicide, no matter who the next governor is, there will have to be tax hikes. Quinn wins. He gets the tax hikes. If he loses the election, Brady and the Republicans get blamed. If he wins, what does he care?
That is the Democratic way in Illinois. Keep waste fraud, mismanagement, and political corruption. Spend money on useless bread and circuses. Punish the weak and the vulnerable. The Democrats do not care about the people. The do not care about public service. They only care about getting reelected, spending money like there is no tomorrow, and punishing the citizens for their profligate ways.