Fun with numbers
Thursday, Oct 10, 2013
The reality is, the General Assembly more often than not does nothing on the “out” day, which is usually a Thursday and the third day of a session week. Heck, I often don’t even bother to go into the Statehouse if they’re just gonna gavel and go on the out day.
Not to mention that Brady got his numbers upside down. Quinn’s in town 71 percent of the time, not absent 70 percent of the time.
So, would it help if Quinn was around more? That depends on if you think more legislative exposure to this governor would be a positive thing. Some might say it wouldn’t be.
* But there’s no doubt that the governor brought this story upon himself. He’s the one running all over the state cutting ribbons for projects approved by the General Assembly while simultaneously saying legislators aren’t doing their jobs so they shouldn’t get paid.
Maybe the next BIMP bill ought to include a requirement that the governor must pick up his pay check every day in Springfield during session days. No attendance, no money.