Illinois politics have been dominated by tax and spend Democrats for nearly a century, the Illinois budget deficit is currently $18 BILLION dollars, and climbing. What are the Democrats in charge planning on doing about this looming bankruptcy of the Land of Lincoln?
Raise taxes, of course.
Current Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn (who was Rod Blagojevich's Lieutenant Governor for 6 years), has proposed raising the Illinois state income tax rate by 75%: from its current rate of 3.0% to 5.25%, and he promises that this rate will only be in force for 4 years, and then it will go down to 3.75%. In the meantime, everything will be set right, the deficit will disappear, and everyone will be fat, dumb and happy.
During the 2010 gubernatorial campaign, Republican candidate Bill Brady warned that this was going to happen, and had budget tax cuts on the drawing board to address the deficit concerns in our bankrupt state. Democrat voters, which outnumber Republican voters in this state by nearly 2 to 1, gave the nod to this known tax and spend Democrat in a close race, but nevertheless elected yet another tax and spend liberal to head up the state.
And now that this proposal has been announced, nearly all of these Democrat voters are howling in protest at the tax hikes. How stupid can anybody get? They voted for this, and now they got what they voted for. And yet the stupid Democrat voters are indignant?
Illinois Democrat politicians spend money on social programs and lucrative, opulent public union benefits and retirements, and simply tax the rest of the state into oblivion to pay for it all. Bankruptcy looms, and businesses are fleeing in droves. And Democrats decide to raise taxes, again. Much like the old practice of bleeding patients to cure their ailments, the more the patient ailed, the more the doctor's bled them.
Illinois has had these political doctors bleeding the taxpayer for nearly a century, and we are now so anemic and pale, what do these political bleeders do? Bleed us some more.
And Democrat Illinois voters did this to themselves. Nobody could be dumber than an Illinois Democrat voter. Absolutely nobody.
Except maybe a California Democrat voter. But that would be too close to call.