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RE: NIU and other state schools downgraded to junk bond status
(07-08-2017 07:58 AM)Max Power Wrote:  
(07-07-2017 09:17 PM)GeorgeBorkFan Wrote:  Rauner likely would have vetoed it. I agree. Then the legislature could have tried to override him. But, that is all speculation because the Dems were not for the tax increase. Then didn't do what they had to do, first.

Madigan could have muscled this budget through any time. He didn't because he liked the disarray.

He never sent a balanced budget to the desk of the governor. Since he didn't do that, as the titular leader of the governing party, these past 2.5 years fall strictly at his feet and his feet only.

The guy has been a cancer in this state for 40 years. He's the single biggest reason we are in the mess we are.

If Madigan liked the disarray he would have continued it. Sadly though, he couldn't "muscle it through" without the disarray. The disarray -- more specifically, the threat by credit ratings agencies to cut our bond rating to junk status -- is the reason some Republican legislators finally got on board with bucking the governor ie the titular head of their party. Initially, all GOPers were together, and you even had one rogue Dem against Madigan.

Quote:I agree, on some level, with if they were promised something, they are owed it. That being said, since unions almost exclusively support Dems, and the Dems, who have run this state for how many years, have underfunded pensions for almost thirty years running now, aren't the unions partially at fault?

When do we see pension reform then? If not yesterday, and not today, when?

Okay, hold up. FACT: Illinois has had a Republican governor for 30 of the last 42 years. FACT: Democrats have only been in control of the state senate since 2003. And Madigan has been House speaker for 20 years, not 40. Yet everything is somehow the Democrats' fault??? George Ryan, Jim Edgar and Jim Thompson are suddenly Democrats!

I don't know when we'll see it. Unfortunately, given the current stalemate, it will probably not be until Rauner loses next year.
"Democrats have only been in control of the senate since 2003" 14 years is a long long time to do damage. You act like they took control of the house last week lol. Quit deferring the blame from Madigan and the democrats.
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(07-07-2017 10:45 PM)Skinut Wrote:  This should be moved to spayed and neutered.

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(07-08-2017 12:50 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(07-07-2017 10:45 PM)Skinut Wrote:  This should be moved to spayed and neutered.

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(07-08-2017 12:50 PM)DogPoundNorth Wrote:  
(07-08-2017 12:50 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(07-07-2017 10:45 PM)Skinut Wrote:  This should be moved to spayed and neutered.

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(07-08-2017 12:55 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(07-08-2017 12:50 PM)DogPoundNorth Wrote:  
(07-08-2017 12:50 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(07-07-2017 10:45 PM)Skinut Wrote:  This should be moved to spayed and neutered.

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(07-08-2017 01:33 PM)DogPoundNorth Wrote:  
(07-08-2017 12:55 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(07-08-2017 12:50 PM)DogPoundNorth Wrote:  
(07-08-2017 12:50 PM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(07-07-2017 10:45 PM)Skinut Wrote:  This should be moved to spayed and neutered.

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