Illinois Feels The Pain

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    Cut spending. Reduce the amount that the taxpayers have to pay in pensions to government workers. Instead of punishing business for doing business reward them. Cut taxes. Cut, cut, cut. The problem with government is it is populated by people who are spending other peoples money so they don't respect it.
     
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    Raising taxes through the roof and spending like drunken sailors has got us into a fix.


    The way to fix the problem is to do more of the same. Sure.
     
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    I don't see another way, though I know the cuts will hurt. Mebbe time for the government to adjust the Medicaid plan requirements, for starters. In most states, Medcaid and corrections are the two biggest budget items.
     
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    Quinn took 3 maybe 4 counties in the entire state (thank you Cook county). As far as Chicago is concerned, there is no "Illinois" south of Kankakee. I'm sick and fucking tired of that city running (and ruining) this state. They'll do all they can to protect and support their cronies and the rest of us be damned.

    A "debt bond"? LOL

    I will agree that we're long overdue for an income tax increase but let's see some property tax relief!

    What are we- the 2nd worst state in the country for businesses? Blago raided tens of millions of dollars from various funds, including IDNR. They now have no operating budget and the only place to turn is by raising fees around the state.

    I see the hammer coming down even harder on businesses to shoulder the mess.
     
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    Chicago is called the Windy City because of the politicians and NOT the wind

    Jeez I'm glad I moved from that state.......
     
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    Of course Illinois is feeling the pain, just look @ the national failure/embarrassment they sent to the White House.

    Not to mention their last Governor, and their current one sadly looks like more of the same.
     
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    I can tell you what should NOT be done. THe Feds should NOT bail out IL, CA or any other state that has mismanaged its affairs so much they have to file bankruptcy. But that is coming down the pike.
     
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