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

OwlCreekObserver Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 1:32 PM
I agree, except that Quinn is not the sole cause of the problem. It's the result of decades of Chicago politics being forced upon the entire state. Though the capitol is in Springfield, the state is definitely run by the lock-step Democrat machine in Chicago. I have suggested that our state motto should be "Illinois, where our former governors make our license plates." Now that two of our former governors have been released from prison, that leaves only Blagojevich presently in the joint. He'll soon be joined by Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who reportedly has accepted a plea deal from prosecutors. If there was any justice in this state, half of the state legislators would be behind bars.
Michael in the P/R of ATL Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 2:48 PM
I grew up in NW IL, and spent 18 years in downtown Chicago as an adult. I've said it before here, and I'll repeat. It's NOT just those of the Democrat Party. The RINO party is just as corrupt. There are virtually no Conservatives or Libertarians in office. Thank God I got the h_ll outta Corruptistan 8.5 years ago. Not one regret.

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...