Puerto Rico is plagued by reckless public-sector unions and Democratic politicians all to willing to give them what they want. Retired government workers are lavished with generous pensions. Politicians spend more than the commonwealth takes in. Just as in Illinois.
Is Illinois next? If lifetime politicians such as state House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and state Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) get their way over Illinois' reform governor, Republican Bruce Rauner, it could be.