NYT: Illinois facing fiscal 'disaster' - Business - The New York Times - msnbc.com Now Illinois is going bankrupt. Pensions. Welfare. Liberalism in general. "Crisis" and "Chaos". In Obama's adopted home state? No way. Yes way. It's yet another example of the failure of liberalism. And BEFORE we get the mandatory 40 posts from liberals cut-and-pasting "You had 8 years your way" or "Bush caused it" let me restate a previous statement I made: Liberalism is the problem. It comes in many forms. From a teacher, a politician, a professor, a businessman, or a jobless protestor. It comes in all colors, red, blue and especially green. And liberalism comes with a "D"....AND...an "R" next to it sometimes. George W. Bush was in name a Republican, but mostly in action a liberal. Too much spending. Open borders. So, now back to the point. We've seen liberalism accelerate since 1990. And it's rotting our country to death from the local level, to state level, to national level, to eventually global levels. Yet, soft hearted libs will cry, ala Nancy Pelosi, about the horrors and shock of stopping unemployment checks. Well, folks, we're broke. Those people may have to move home with their parents and work in a multi-family home to get by. They may have to cancel their cable bill and cell phones. Sell a car and carpool. Or......God forbid.......they may have to settle for one of those jobs "Americans won't do" that we supposedly needed the 20 million illegal immigrants to come here and take, right? Oh, and PS: Any sports fans notice how liberal tax policies are affecting the NBA? Yep. Lebron James, the current mega-star of the NBA, is shopping for a new team to play for. He'll make millions anywhere, but Jersey and Miami are selling him on the lower taxes ploy. Reportedly, in a 5 year deal, he'll bank an extra $15 million just from saved taxes by playing for Miami instead of NY. NOW, apply the NBA/James situation to a state trying to lure a big-name company with 5,000 good jobs to their state. Wouldn't it help if they had lower taxes?