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Platitudes, Promises, and the Failed Pro-Union Policies of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

buster33 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 10:35 AM
Governor Quinn has just proposed the solution to solving the state's problems raise the minimum wage to $10 ah hour. With workers earning more and the state taking 5% as income tax, the sate's coffers will fill. As the workers spend their increased earnings, businesses can sell more and earn higher profits. With the increased demand for workers, spending on unemployment and Medicaid will plummet. The corporate income tax on the higher profits will also mean more tax revenue. A balanced budget will improve the state's dismal credit rating which will mean less interest expense. Budget problem solved. This win-win solution can be enacted quickly if Republicans would stop being so obstructionist in Springfield.
Chester1776 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 2:29 AM
Why not raise it to $100 per hour? Let us know how that works out.
Pistol Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 6:37 PM
I hear he was considering raising it to $15/hour, but was afraid the resulting booming prosperity would attract riff raff from the red states to the South.
True Conservative! Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 10:55 AM
That HAS to be satire, buster! Subtle, but great!

I received an interesting email moments ago from John Tillman at the Illinois Policy Institute, a non-partisan watchdog of the ongoing mess in Illinois.

I traced the source back to an excellent article on Illinois Review written by Ben VanMetre, a Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst at the Illinois Policy Institute.

Please consider a repost of Quinn’s Illinois: regulations and cronyism crush entrepreneurship by Ben VanMetre.

In Gov. Pat Quinn’s State of the State address, he said, “In our Illinois, small business means big business. Driving...