Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rauner on his IL budget: An end to "the irresponsible and reckless practices of the past”

After 16 years of clowns and crooks as governor, Illinois finally has someone in charge who knows that the state can't spend more than it takes in.

From CBS 2 Chicago:
Illinois' new Republican governor called Wednesday for deep spending cuts to Medicaid, pensions and other programs to fix the state’s budget mess without raising taxes — a pitch met with quick opposition from Democrats who control the Legislature.

Delivering his first budget address since winning office last fall, Gov. Bruce Rauner said his plan would end "the irresponsible and reckless practices of the past." He said lawmakers must be willing to make politically unpopular decisions to close a more than $6 billion budget hole next year.

"This is our last, best chance to get our house in order," Rauner said.

According to budget documents released Wednesday afternoon, Rauner is recommending $1.5 billion in cuts.


Anonymous said...

There are cuts for the poor, the sick, the disabled, the most vulnerable Illinoisans, but none for the corporations? No tax increases for the wealthiest, and the most comfortable? Lord Bruce von Carhartt the Imperious' plan certainly passes the smell test for conservative validity.

John Ruberry said...

Here's one thing liberals never understand. When you have less money--you have to spend less money.

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