My friend Adam Beeson, who comments here under A.Bees and has been quite vocal as of late, got a letter to editor published in the Daily Herald today, so I figured I'd run this as our guest editorial for today:
Yes Illinois, Pat Quinn was an apt pupil to his mentor Rod Blagojevich. Just like Blago, he learned how to lie to the Illinois voters.
Contrary to his campaign promises, Quinn and the Democratic majority have passed an income tax increase that is twice the size that he promised during his campaign.
To make matters worse, they passed this tax increase in the middle of the night, with a lame duck legislature and without cutting a single thing.
Regardless of how tough the economy or how many people are out of work or the epic corruption and waste in government, we are all expected to reach into our pockets and give 67 percent more.
To all of the families who will now be moving out of state, I envy you. As much as I’d like to cross the cheddar curtain, the housing crash has locked me into my home and will now hold me hostage to these lies and horrible decisions.
For those in my boat, please remember this in two years and vote for dramatic changes in the composition of the Illinois legislature. It is our only hope.
Meanwhile: Senator Mark Kirk has been doing a series of town halls with GOP Congressmen and is now reaching across the aisle to do one with a Dem, Congressman Danny Davis. I'd say that's practicing what you preach.