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

Frank130 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 1:07 PM
"How do the bankers figure in this..." 1. They simply donate massive amounts of money to both political parties so that whoever wins will owe them favors 2. To avoid raising taxes (which will make the voters unhappy), the bankers simply print more money & give it to the politicians who in turn can then spend it any way they want so as to "buy votes" for re-election Both Republicans & Democrats are guilty of "buying votes" & voting to increase the size of our debt as well as the size & scope of government. We really don't have a viable political party that pushes for a balanced budget, smaller government & sound money.

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...