Hey, Michael Madigan, John Cullerton, et al, since you have, for at least the last six months, rejected the governor’s plans for pro-business reforms, which he claims will bring in new businesses and jobs, what are your plans for doing so?
The only thing I’ve seen/heard so far is that you want to pass a budget that will put the state in an additional $5 billion hole, raise taxes to be siphoned off to your favorite buddies, etc. What do you recommend the state do to bring in new businesses or convince businesses still in the state to expand thus creating more jobs?
What do you recommend be done to reduce the multibillion dollar deficit in the state retirement funds? How about our mounting debt? Oh, I know, raise the income tax and maybe a few other taxes and chase more people out of the state.
Come on, quit playing political games, get the budget passed so the state can start paying its debts.
Bob Walter, Glen Carbon