When will both parties figure out that while they take time to play politics back and forth, the good people of the state suffer in ways they should not as a society. Schools in jeopardy - children in the crossfire; universities closing - draining current and future home-grown brain power; social service agencies closing - aging and the poor at the greatest risk. No one cares who’s fault it is… DO YOUR JOBS.
It’s not funny anymore. It’s not a game anymore. Hasn’t been a game for some time now. I am not sure how the “powers that be” can keep a straight face anymore. Not sure how they sleep at night.
Here is a message for the Governor. You lost sir. You didn’t know how to wield political power, and you lost. Deal with it, but please don’t destroy the state just so that you don’t have to admit you failed.
Mr. Speaker: You are the smartest, most patient, political operator in Illinois. However your unwillingness to put the state before the party and political power is hurting the state. At a time when Illinois needed you to be bigger than our dogmatic Governor, you failed. That is a shame.
To the Voters: Seriously consider if your state rep or senator shows any independence from leadership ever. If they do not, consider voting for someone else. This inability of the mushrooms to EVER revolt in a way that effects outcomes under the dome is a testament to the lack of courage that exists in that building.
“Today, the Illinois Republican Party is releasing a digital video highlighting the legislature’s inability to get to work.”
Must be nice to be living in an alternative universe with all those Rauner Bucks. These ads are not helpful. Just get a grip and hold your gripes and fire until we get out of this mess. There have been substantial bipartisan votes in the last few days on both reform bills and other needed bills to keep our State held together. So, just STOP IT! You’ll have plenty of time to spend Rauner’s money and bash the Dems for the next election later. If the leaders can keep mum after a leader’s meeting so can the ILGOP spinners.
… Rauner will sign, arguably, one of the largest tax increases in state history… and these mailers ignore that absolute fact…
1) Rauner won’t sign or agree to sign a tax increase that is required, thus blowing everything up.
2) Rauner will sign a “Democrat” tax bill, to pay for Rauner’s budget, and hope beyond hope that Dems will all be green, and the lone “4″ Raunerites in the House will be voting for higher taxes, so Rauner will spend millions against the Dems that voted to pay for his budget.
Are these two Raunerite options look like someone sending mailings and producing videos in hopes to get a real budget…
Is it too late to introduce a revenue bill that taxes ridiculous mailers? We could balance the budget and build a surplus
- Grandson of Man - Thursday, Jun 29, 17 @ 1:22 pm:
I really dislike these attacks at one of the most critical times in state history. In this environment, House Democrats should stick to their guns and not give too much to those who want to wipe them out.
===And these are any different then the ad nauseum garbage Pritzker has been sending out?===
Um, yes. Pritzker is a candidate running for elected office. Rauner is the governor who should be doing everything in his power to get the state a budget. Worlds of difference. But your partisan glasses are probably opaque.