Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Illinoians screwed by parting politicians

Illinois politicians did what other state and federal politicians enjoy doing: passing a sickening slag-heap of a bill in the middle of the night, just before their term ends. We need a law to put people like that in jail. The offense: raising Illinois income tax 66%.

The New York Times, in its standard idiocy, misses entirely:

    The vast size of the increase, the rarity of such increases here — the last one came two decades ago — and the hour of the vote (in the wee hours of Wednesday) all reflected the urgency and depth of this state’s fiscal crisis.

No, no, no. No! Negative. The atrocity of the bill didn't "reflect this state's fiscal crisis." Not even close, NY Times. It reflects decades of overspending, mostly by liberals.

Dennis Byrne of the Chicago Tribune didn't miss anything:

    Too bad we don't have debtors' prisons anymore. They would be suitable lodgings for House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, and the rest who are responsible for Illinois' financial demise.


    It's as if we had been holding our breath until after the elections for Democrats to unveil a merely objectionable tax-and-spend plan to "solve" Illinois long-term financial problems, but they instead delivered unto the state Rosemary's Baby.

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