* Pat Gauen on the bickering between Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner over the state’s finances…
(I)t’s important to remember that the mess was delivered not by today’s sons but by their political fathers. The problems follow decades of others’ leadership that operated the state on credit while courting votes from happy constituents who suffered neither service decreases nor tax increases.
The recession finally delivered the bill, like a waitress bringing a sizable check to a table of people who ate and drank more than they realized.
They can argue, blaming each other for who ordered what. But when the bickering is done, somebody has to figure out how to pay.