Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wrong leader quits: Illinois Senate minority leader resigns

Perhaps she turning away in shame, or perhaps she's an honorable person--yes, there are some politicians who are decent--after she failed, but no matter the reason, she's gone. Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) announced her resignation from that body today, effective Saturday, the day Prairie State bonds will likely be downgraded to junk.

Illinois has gone over two years without a budget--the longest span of any US state. Even though they are not junk yet, Illinois bonds have the lowest rating of any state ever. Illinois has over $100 billion in unfunded public worker pension obligations and has over $15 billion in unpaid bills.

Of course the governor and the three other party leaders in the General Assembly are still in power, including the undertaker of Illinois, House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), who has held his job for 32 of the last 34 years. If the Democratic Despot, who is also chairman of the state party, had any scrap of decency he would have left public life years ago.

I'm ashamed of my state.

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