SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Are the grownups asserting themselves?

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

* After initially casting petulant aspersions on the US Department of Justice’s request to delay testimony by subpoenaed witnesses before the Legislative Audit Commission, today’s editorial says the Commission should abide by the request

Lawmakers have little choice now but to abide by the U.S. attorney’s request that they don’t conduct interviews. If they pursue this, their subjects are just going to refuse. Federal prosecutors have not, though, tried to curb the lawmakers’ investigation of documents related to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative.

* Now, let’s look back at this excerpt of a June 4th Trib editorial

Quinn wants Rauner to issue an austere budget plan so Quinn’s plan isn’t the only politically perilous one on voters’ radar.

Rauner plainly sees no reason to oblige for now. He’s surely relishing last week’s projection by the political numbers geeks at FiveThirtyEight.com: Early polling suggests that Quinn has a 25 percent chance of winning — and a 75 percent chance of losing — on Nov. 4. Of all the states with elections for governor this year, only Pennsylvania now has a higher likelihood than Illinois of switching parties.

Rauner will have to get more specific about his spending priorities. Voters aren’t paying much attention in June to an election to be held in November. But come fall, if Rauner doesn’t get into the dirty details, he’s going to invite comparisons to 1968 and Richard Nixon’s so-called secret plan to get the nation out of the Vietnam War.

* From an editorial this week

At arguably the worst moment in Illinois’ two centuries of statehood, Quinn has signed a fictional state budget for the current fiscal year; Rauner offers no prospective budget at all, only talking points. Both of them are failing the people of Illinois.

Ask yourself: What, other than stern platitudes, has Quinn told you he would do differently to revive Illinois, its government and its nationally high unemployment rate? Instead, Quinn’s campaign is focused on shrill attacks on his opponent rather than a case for giving Quinn yet another chance to … do what else?

And ask yourself: What has Rauner told you he will do to broadly reconfigure state government, its financial obligations and the retirement systems that strangle its spending on other priorities? Rauner’s campaign so far has been a thin gruel of “Elect me — I’ll think of something” and “The failed incumbent is too weak to manhandle the other Democrats who run this state.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        


13 Comments
  1. - Norseman - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 10:46 am:

    Maybe they took their meds.


  2. - Formerly Known As... - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 10:51 am:

    None of the above in 2014.

    And did I see correctly on the twitters? Rauner is reviving the idea of a gross receipts-services tax under the guise of a different name? Taxing attorneys, public relations and telemarketing?


  3. - PublicServant - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 10:51 am:

    To late. The Chicago Tribune has become the American Pravda.


  4. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 10:56 am:

    FKA, the plan will be released in full in just a few minutes. Let’s hold off discussing it until then.


  5. - walker - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 11:02 am:

    “Ze Plan, Ze Plan”


  6. - CircularFiringSquad - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 11:03 am:

    Tribbies shuffled grown-ups out long time ago.

    Now they are getting shuffled into a spin-off that has the dead tree company paying money to the TV company…Guess end is near.

    Also guessing that while they are not printing results they are much further along on the search of BizWiz scams and as reported earlier it is not pretty….a little trip through the places where Mitt sat on the board sees the sad story of a leading subprime predator who led the nation in going broke during the Bush Depression, firms with big lay-offs and regulatory scandals.
    Not only does Mitt have no plan and no understanding of what details are needed; his only possible credential is soiled beyond repair.

    There is no there there.

    Once upon a time Tribbies would have checked this in advance. Today they think they can bluff everyone. But there are few buyers.
    Now the Tribbies and GOPies are left with a left leaning BizWiz with soiled pants and no time to replace. Wanna bet WhackyJack is looking over this grateful he took the early checkout?


  7. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 11:03 am:

    “Are the grownups asserting themselves?”

    In other words, has someone clipped the wings of Big Brain Bruce and Statehouse Chick? They’ve been leading the hysterics parade.


  8. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 11:04 am:

    And since the discussion has been opened, I think taxing the bill of rights is a bad idea.

    How about a sales tax on financial services fees instead?

    LOL


  9. - Apocolypse Now - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 11:18 am:

    Rauner has no reason to issue specifics this early in the campaign. Quinn’s plan is out there and is an easy target. Better for Rauner to wait until later in the fall.


  10. - Bill White - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 11:20 am:

    Illinois ranks 49th in sending dollars to the US Treasury and not getting dollars back from the US Treasury.

    Income taxes and real estate taxes are tax deductible on Form 1040 for most middle class people. Sales taxes, service taxes, storm water utility fees (a/k/a “rain taxes”) are not deductible.

    Shifting away from income tax and property taxes will drain more money from Illinois by sending it to Washington D.C.


  11. - Bill White - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 11:21 am:

    === Rauner has no reason to issue specifics this early in the campaign. Quinn’s plan is out there and is an easy target. Better for Rauner to wait until later in the fall. ===

    Exactly right!

    The less time people have to read the label on the snake oil, the more likely they will be to buy it.


  12. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 11:26 am:

    @FakeStatehouseChick - why all this adult change of heart? “Simple”. Even the Ed Board got dizzy with all the 180s #NoSchrillShillThisTime

    To the Post,

    I actually enjoyed both Quinn and Rauner getting the “call out”. If this race really is the “lesser of two evils” or “change gor change’s sake”, then how about less us know both evils, and let us see what the change looks like compared to the status quo.

    “More like this, please.”


  13. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 11:31 am:

    What are the policy ideas of caterwaulers like the Trib editorial board and Madeleine Doubek, beside excessive hand wringing over taxes and pension reform that is likely to be found illegal?

    I would like to see plans from those who complain the loudest.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Lynch: Rauner "waged a ferocious campaign of deception and intimidation"
* Question of the day
* *** UPDATED x2 *** Dunkin absence, GOP solidarity behind defeat of child care bill
* Lang, Rauner to negotiate new med-mar bill
* Another Day. Another Auction. Another $275 Million For Exelon
* Today's number: 601
* Six Repubs break with Rauner
* Chicago finally talking about putting some real skin into the game
* IllinoisGO belatedly weighs in
* It's not all on Dunkin
* Caption contest!
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Rauner react
* Organized labor's response
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * New Sony Xperia Z5 line now listed for pre-order in the UK
        * Alcatel reveals the rugged GO Play smartphone and GO Watch wearable at IFA 2015
        * T-Mobile brings native video calling to Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5, more to follow
        * Philips comes out with new Android-powered UHD TVs
        * 21.5-inch iMac with 4K resolution tipped for October unveil, November launch
        * Verizon to begin scaled down Internet-based mobile video service soon
        * iPhone 6s camera changes, Samsung Gear S2 Price & more – Pocketnow Daily

        * White Sox to open series vs. first-place Royals
        * White Sox rally to thwart Twins in finale
        * Jones wins Round 2 vs. Sano after escaping jam
        * Shark clamps down following slam to earn win
        * White Sox 6, Twins 4: J.B. Shuck is clutch
        * White Sox rally to thwart Twins in finale
        * White Sox to open series vs. first-place Royals

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        September 2015
        August 2015
        July 2015
        June 2015
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * EXCHANGE: State police officer of year living dream
        * Chicago's Northerly Island, formerly an airport, now a park
        * Woman sentenced to prison for 2012 beating death of baby
        * DuSable Museum of African American History names new CEO
        * CTA reminds parents of 1st-day-of-school free rides program
        * Illinois officials to crack down on Labor Day drunk driving
        * Trooper: Colleague broke law in roadside strip search
        * Chicago mayor says he'll propose $500 million tax hike
        * Chicago officials to reopen high school after fiery protests
        * Springfield officer named Air National Guard commander

        * Springfield officer named Air National Guard commander
        * Schaumburg teen's dental visit changes state law
        * State Rep. Lang seeks deal with Rauner on medical marijuana extension
        * Illinois House comes up 3 votes shy of overriding union arbitration bill
        * Bill to stop Illinois State Museum closure advances in House
        * Override effort on union arbitration bill fails in House
        * Legionnaires' disease cases rise at Quincy veterans home
        * Union arbitration override fails in House
        * Illinois House Democrats seek to override Gov. Rauner on union arbitration
        * Veto override vote looms in Illinois House

        * How Boeing sales flop became hot secondhand jetliner
        * A Chicago family's search for art lost to the Holocaust
        * Chicago Reporter ends print edition
        * This recipe 'search engine' is fueled by last night's leftovers
        * John Filan pops up as consultant at CPS


          * 8 wounded in separate shootings
          * Police search of missing woman with dementia
          * Woman dead, man critically injured in Lake Shore Drive accident
          * CPS says Dyett to reopen as arts school; hunger strikers not appeased
          * A deadly Wednesday as 8 people killed in homicides in Chicago
          * Slain Fox Lake cop's funeral set for Monday in Antioch
          * Minnesota man sought in wife's death arrested in Waukegan
          * DuSable Museum names new president/CEO
          * Hazel Crest man charged with girlfriend's murder


          * Springfield officer named Air National Guard commander
          * Schaumburg teen's dental visit changes state law
          * State Rep. Lang seeks deal with Rauner on medical marijuana extension
          * Our Opinion: Panhandling deserves a community response
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Ex-Schock aide says he saw red flags
          * Norbert Brauer: Trans Pacific Partnership a secretive, one-sided deal
          * George Will: The blood-stained Indian Child Welfare Act
          * Eugene Robinson: Digging a hole to build a wall
          * Illinois House comes up 3 votes shy of overriding union arbitration bill
          * Bill to stop Illinois State Museum closure advances in House


          * Top of the morning, Sept. 4, 2015
          * Illini volleyball embracing road challenge
          * Final Word: Team welcomes special visitors
          * Illinois Foootball Game Day Q&A: Bill Cubit
          * Anderson advances, Ram bows out
          * Thursday's prep highlights: Mennig hits milestone
          * LeGrande, Westfield keep Central on roll
          * Talking points: Kent State analyst's take on opener
          * How they line up: Illini vs. Golden Flashes
          * QB Peters, '16 class fine with switch


          * Traveling for Labor Day? Here are 10 tips for a smooth weekend trip
          * Dawn Patrol: Why do people make false reports? Bears backups shine
          * Police hope video holds clues into Fox Lake cop's murder
          * Police: Gunman kills 1, wounds 2 at Sacramento college
          * Dist. 211's new Higgins center will house most special ed classes

          * House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
          * Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
          * The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
          * Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
          * Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
          * CBD Oil, and politics
          * Simon considering state Senate bid
          * Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
          * Shutdown? State may not notice
          * Rep. Bob Dold

          * Voice of The Reader: Sen. Durbin defends f......

          * Senators Durbin, Kirk: SBA Makes Federal R......

          * “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective
          * Lake Street Bridge Closed For Maintenance Saturday Morning
          * Labor Day Holiday Strike Averted, Skyway Toll Collectors Ratify New Contract
          * What happens if state government officials NEVER reach budget deal?
          * Will political retribution be swift and merciless? Or long and drawn-out!
          * Dold No. 1 in nation for Wall Street backing
          * Kirk: Planned Parenthood's birth control services needed for fewer abortions
          * CPS: Dyett High School To Become Arts-Focused High School, Tech Lab
          * CPS: Dyett To Become Arts-Focused High School, Tech Lab
          * Emanuel Leaves Door Open To Tax On Ride-Hailing Services


          * Statement on SB 1229
          * Governor Appoints New Commander of Illinois Air National Guard
          * Labor Day Message from IDOT, Police: "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” - Roadside safety checks, nighttime driving patrols part of life-saving effort
          * Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in Quincy
          * Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak at Illinois Veterans’ Home-Quincy Update




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller