Monday, June 29, 2015

Illinois 24 hours away from government shutdown

The Land of Lincoln may very soon be the land of lights out. The gerrymandered Democratic-controlled Illinois General Assembly passed an unconstitutional budget that is at least $4 billion short of funds, which Republican reform governor Bruce Rauner vetoed. During the twelve years that the Democrats controlled the governor's mansion and both chambers of the General Assembly, Illinois' spending spiraled out of control and the state's public-worker pension system exceeded $110 billion in unfunded obligations.

Illinois has the worst credit rating of the 50 states. Sensible Prairie State residents chose Rauner to fix Illinois' fiscal calamity last year. But the Dems continue to live in the past.

At midnight on July 1--Illinois will probably suffer a government shutdown.

UPDATE July 1: What do you know! There is no budget but the state hasn't shut down. The Dems are working on a one-month unbalanced budget that the gerrymandered General Assembly will vote on today--and Rauner borrowed some cash from a couple of special funds.

7 comments:

Kerwin Hieb said...

Ill., "The Land of Stinkin'"...

M. David Johnson said...

Live like Greece: Die like Greece!

Anonymous said...

A proper location for the Obama Presidential Library......

Anonymous said...

Anon 1207pm
What? In the ashes of The Bonfire of the Vanities?

B Woodman
III-per

Anonymous said...

Money STILL doesn't grow on trees.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Illinois.
Stay outta Texas.
You voted for it. Now live with it.

Sean Surrey said...

First state to fail. Anyone else noticed that all these other states that are also failing are democratic run too? Nah, just a coincidence ,that's all.