Sunday’s Chicago Tribune highlights the arrogance of political insiders like Pat Quinn, who continues using taxpayer-funded, state resources for his political campaign, while “approving controversial legislation after regular business hours or with little fanfare.”
The story shows Quinn recently signed a video gambling bill supported by Joe “The Lobster” Berrios- candidate for Cook County Assessor, and a paid lobbyist for the coin machine industry-“more than two hours after state offices closed.” The controversial bill loosens ethics requirements on potential gaming operators, and was signed “over the objections of the state’s chief gambling regulator, who has said the law would be a ‘disaster’ for his agency.”
Meanwhile, Quinn – whose Administration supports the highest tax increase in Illinois history – yesterday used a taxpayer-funded state aircraft for a barnstorming campaign swing to trumpet a Sales Tax Holiday.
Finally, the story highlights a shocking display of arrogance by Quinn, who attacked a reporter for simply asking about his burial of controversial decisions, saying, “Don’t you think it’s a little silly, really, that you even ask that question?” Quinn must be taking his talking points from our beloved Mayor Malaprop, who loves to use the word silly.
Just like a typical political insider.
Governor – we don’t think questioning the use of a taxpayer-funded state aircraft, or loosening ethics requirements on video gambling in the dark of night is “silly.”
We’ve had enough. If you believe it’s time to clean house in Springfield and to get serious about creating real jobs, and real economic progress. It is time to end the corruption, fraud, waste, and mismanagement of the Democratic regime. It is time to get rid of Pat Quinn, a Chicago Machine hack.