Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Democrats in denial with state on brink of bankruptcy
GARY SNYDER had this letter in the July 21 Dispatch/Argus. "Anyone paying a shred of attention to the financial situation in Illinois the past few decades understands that the Land of Lincoln is on the brink of bankruptcy. ...... Making matters worse, the Democrats in Springfield who control both houses of the General Assembly seem to be in denial our dire financial situation. The idea of borrowing billions to cover a budget shortfall is financial insanity. ..... So why would they suggest borrowing billions of dollars we don't have? Simply to get votes! Through subterfuge much like the Rock Island County Board, the state and taxpayers be damned! After all, the taxpayers are too busy working and don't have time to protest the "legalized" theft by our Democratic friends. ..... I also find it interesting that the majority of voices demand that their pet projects be spared cuts. They never offer any solutions or constructive ideas to get our financial house in order, other than to cut someone else's program or raise taxes. ...... I am sick and tired of being told to constantly dig deeper in my wallet."