Bill Brady is right. The Pat Quinn administration is reckless and inept. Pat Quinn was the Lieutenant Governor under an equally reckless and inept governor, Rod Blagojevich. Pat Quinn had the requisite qualifications for Lieutenant Governor- he was a Chicago Democratic Machine hack and believed government’s job was to tax, borrow, and spend.
He kept many of the Blagojevich appointees in their jobs; many who were as reckless and inept as he and Blago were. When things spiraled South, the revolving door started spinning. Unfortunately, Quinn replaced the reckless and inept with the feckless and incompetent. Quinn had a need to appoint people who are worse than he is.
Under Quinn and his predecessor, Illinois has dropped from 17th to 47th in business friendliness. Unemployment is higher than other parts of the country. Indiana and Iowa are benefiting from their folly. Quinn keeps practicing the same things over and over again in hopes he will get a different result. Einstein called that insanity.
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Quinn is promoting the big lie. Companies are leaving Illinois and business is shrinking. Jobs are being lost and Illinois is outpacing the nation in economic decline. The only thing coming into Illinois are thank you cards from Indiana and Iowa. They are grateful for all the businesses and jobs fleeing to their states.
Pat Quinn tries and fails to generate good sound bites. When he talks and raises his arms up and down, he resembles a blithering dithering sea gull. Is this the image Illinois needs for its governor? It is long past time for hard work. It is time for hard decisions. Decisions Quinn has refused to make.
Pat Quinn has made one decision- a massive tax increase. Since he has borrowed money, and is continuing to borrow money, at loan shark interest rates, and, he has not cut spending, the tax increase will do nothing to erase the over one billion dollar deficit. It will impact the paychecks of each and everyone of us.
Pat Quinn not only put us on the wrong track, he derailed the state.