Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Budget Fiasco

The Illinois State General Assembly has failed to pass a budget during it regular session and thus will be forced to go into an overtime summer session, which of course will cost the taxpayers more money. This is all due to a lack of leadership on the part of Governor Blagojevich and State Senate President Emil Jones, the Governor sprung a proposed budget that include massive new spending and 8 billion dollars in new taxes that would of severally damage the State’s economy, and then instead of sitting down with legislative leaders and talking about a budget and negotiating, when it became clear that most of the State and members of the General Assembly opposed the increase in spending and taxes, he and Senate President Emil Jones tried to shove it down the throats of the legislator and paint opponents of the new budget as being against the will of God. Predictably it failed miserable, a Governor whose party has a major in both Houses of the General Assembly failed to be able to even get his budget through, because he refused to negotiate on a budget that was clearly unacceptable to a large section of the State’s populace and Representatives.

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