Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Four years under Quinn: From Land of Lincoln to America's Greece

Illinois: America's Greece
The Illinois state Senate did the right thing on this day four years ago by removing corrupt Rod Blagojevich from office. But his successor and two-time running mate, Pat Quinn, has presided over four years of rot. Illinois has gone from the Land of Lincoln to America's Greece. Yes, that's what Investors Daily called my home state yesterday, America's Greece. Illinois now has a Standard & Poors A- credit rating, arguably the lowest in the nation, since California, which shares that millstone, has a positive S&P outlook, while Illinois' is negative. And the credit agency is warning that a BBB rating could be next, which is one step above junk.

It's an unhappy fourth anniversary for 12.8 Illinoisans.

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