Our view: Sad state of ‘our Illinois’
We weren’t exactly surprised that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s state of the state speech sounded more like a campaign speech. But we were disappointed, nonetheless.
The theme of Quinn’s speech was “our Illinois,” a phrase he repeated 30 times. In it, he took care to hit themes that would be popular with Democratic primary voters, such as legalizing gay marriage and banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammo clips.
The problem is, “our Illinois” is broke. Worse than that, it’s billions upon billions in the hole, a deadbeat to creditors and unable to fulfill its generous pension promises to workers.
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