Another win for Rauner and a loss for Madigan. Madigan’s instincts just aren’t what they use to be. People really pay attention to pay raises for overpaid legislators, especially, when they look incompetent.
==Another win for Rauner and a loss for Madigan.==
…for real? If this passes, Rauner loses another cudgel in the budget battle, and all of the Dems can say, “I cut MY OWN PAY…”That doesn’t advance any of the Governor’s goals, and it may set one or two back a little.
It appears - Apocalpse Now - is referring to governmetal wins. I asked what are the others. Winning election in the governing since Rauner took the oath renders the election win outside the realm of relevance of the discussion at hand.
Another misstep by Madigan. From no cellular phone to the $100 mill. pres library to this self inflicted wound, he has been started losing battles and is making more mistakes than any other time in recent memory.
All this analysis of who is winning and losing each battle of this fight makes for good reading. But I hope you realize that very few people whose vote is in play have the slightest idea what’s happening in Springfield. So, imo, the small wins and losses along the way don’t mean much. The outcome will matter.
===But I hope you realize that very few people whose vote is in play have the slightest idea what’s happening in Springfield. So, imo, the small wins and losses along the way don’t mean much. The outcome will matter.===
How we all get to the outcome, the wins and loses along the way, dictate what happens well after any one “outcome”.
==I take what I do seriously, this is a full-time job not income supplement.==
I appreciate that Representative. I’d hope you’d have the same zeal for salary increases for other state employees since they have full time jobs that also aren’t income supplements. Look, I don’t begrudge somebody more pay, but man are you completely deaf to the current situation. No budget. People not receiving services. And you are fighting to get your COLA. Not. Cool.