As most of the attention has been given to the national government and the Shutdown. Here in Illinois we have once again been handed proof as to just how inadequate and ineffective our Governor is. Pat Quinn has done it again.
Do you remember his grandstand move of a few months ago? The move in which he triumphantly bellowed he will not allow for any legislators to receive pay until the pension crisis is solved. Most of us at the time said this was unconstitutional and more importantly simple pandering to the uninformed electorate. In other words it was a move to convince the stupid that they should vote for him.
Well it was ruled unconstitutional to no ones surprise and now worse it’s going to cost us even more money we don’t have.
Quinns big plan was to let everybody know that he was doing something when in actuality he was doing nothing. Quinn hasnt put forth a pension plan. Quinn hasnt offered a solution. Quinn hasnt even been in Springfield to hear any ideas. Quinn has been busy campaigning and while doing so he let everybody know how he is withholding pay to save money for this state in salaries and in the pension fix.
What he actually did was cost us more money. There is still no pension fix and now the courts have ruled that he cannot withhold salaries and that’s not all. He must repay the salary missed… WITH INTEREST!
This imbecile and his big plan has ended up costing us even more money.
Maybe it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get your rear end down to the State capitol. Maybe it’s time to join the fight from the trenches where the uninformed voters don’t see what goes on. Maybe it’s time to stop campaigning and start governing.
It would be a first for Quinn, but it would be a nice change.