Why is it that Democrats find it so hard to work with Gov. Rauner? They are wanting to spend more money than we have to spend. If we do their budget plan, we will be in debt by slightly over $3 billion.
Would all you Democrats do that for things? Spend more money than you have to spend, just to get what you want? Because that seems to be exactly what our Democrats are doing. They do want a tax hike. I guess that is the only way to account for spending more. They can use the tax hike to replace the money they take to go toward a budget.
Gov. Rauner has said he would go ahead, against his better judgment, and do the tax hike, if Democrats will do something for him. Are they willing to do that? No, they want only the budget they worked out and nothing else. That doesn’t sound like they are willing to work with Rauner to get a budget passed. They, of course, claim that his plan would cause more problems for middle class. They think their way is the only way to do it. It’s because of what the Democrats have done for so many years that we are in this mess.
Lori Felts, Worden
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to Belleville News-Democrat