The people spoke, and loudly, that the status quo was just fine. In Springfield, they even gave the status quo a firmer grip on power.
Democrats now have veto-proof majorities in the Illinois House and Senate. They have great power, but with great power comes great responsibility.
We are concerned.
So far our state lawmakers have shown a vastly greater capacity for shirking rather than shouldering responsibility. They have been more akin to lemmings than leaders.
But let's give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe it has dawned on them that $85 billion in unfunded pensions, a backlog of nearly 200,000 bills totaling nearly $7 billion, high unemployment, high taxes, low credit ratings and a shameful education funding system just might warrant their attention and action.
Based on their history, should we be reassured that they are ready for action now that the election is behind them?
We'll hold our breath. You hold onto your wallet.