Illinois Amtrak subsidy shows there is room to cut budget
Morton Grove, Illinois
Liberal apologists for failed Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, would tell me "There is nothing else left to cut!" when I'd bring up my state's sorry fiscal situation. But his successor, Republican reformer Bruce Rauner, is finding plenty of Illinois waste to cut. For instance, there is a $42 million state subsidy for Amtrak service--which of course is already heavily subsidized by the feds. Rauner is proposing slashing $16 million from the service few Illinoisans use--a good start by way way--I suggest eliminating the entire $42 million.
So yes libs, there is plenty of fat in Illinois spending.