Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Ill-inois: Rauner surprised about worse-than-thought budget

"Man goes beyond his own decision
Gets caught up in the mechanism
Of swindlers who act like kings
And brokers who break everything."
Scartlett Tide, lyrics by Elvis Costello and T-Bone Burnett

ILL-inois is sicker than even Bruce Rauner thought.

From AP:
As lawmakers reconvene for the final week of their annual veto session, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said Tuesday at the state Capitol that Illinois' budget condition is even worse than was previously discussed.

The venture capitalist from Winnetka is meeting with state budget experts and "getting into the hard facts on the budget right now," he said.

"Every time we look under the hood, look at different departments, look at different issues, the problems, the deficits, the overspending is more significant than has been discussed in the past. We want to make sure we understand it," Rauner said.
Illinois voters did the right thing by sending inept Governor Pat Quinn into retirement.

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