Why, Oh Why Can’t We Have A Governor Who Stands Up For The Taxpayers Against The Unceasing Demands Of The Powerful Public Employee Unions?

GOP New Jersey Governor Chris Christie responding to a policeman who whined that his salary only increased 2% and how was he supposed to live on that?

“Here’s the difference. You’re getting a paycheck. And there are 9% of the people in the state of New Jersey who are not.’

Can you imagine Quinn standing up for taxpayers against the unions like that?

Yeah, me neither.

The more likely scenario would be Quinn grabbing his ankles and begging the unions:

Thank you sir! May I have another?

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Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

8 thoughts on “Why, Oh Why Can’t We Have A Governor Who Stands Up For The Taxpayers Against The Unceasing Demands Of The Powerful Public Employee Unions?”

  1. No contest—Illinois is #1.

    Both NY and CA have Dem governors who are demanding steep cuts in spending and checking the power of the public employee unions.

    Quinn and the tax and spend liberals who run Illinois government never talk about deep spending cuts, only demands for more of our $$$$ to finance their unsustainable liberal programs.

  2. Stall measures, or ‘kicking the can down the road’, should not be rewarded. You-know-what is at the fan, and what angers me more than anything is a politician saying, “We ALL have to tighten our belt!”. We ALL are not responsible for this mess; Freddie, Fannie and credit default swaps were 99% of the failure. We, the public, were chugging right along. We, the public, were doing just fine competing and clawing toward our individual bests. When the ‘Savings & Loan” bust exploded many executives went to prison. This time taxpayers are paying lawyers to save the perps useless butts. Where’s the outrage? You can’t applaud with just one hand; watch that left hand. I don’t trust what the left hand is doing, and history proves my concerns legitimate.

  3. Kicking the can down the road is exactly what lawmakers and govenors, both democratic and republican, have done for years. That is why we are in this situation now. If they had “manned up” and responsibly passed tax increases gradually we would not be in such dire straights now. As for the unions, what about “Big Jim” Thompson robbing the state teachers’ union retirement and never repaying it? $11 million I believe.

  4. G, “responsibly passed tax increases” is just one of many pretty little lies Democrats tell themselves and others to make themselves feel good about who they are and what they did—“the right thing to do” is another pretty lie.

    The truth about this latest “responsibly passed tax increase” is that it was jammed through at midnight on the final day of the session along straight party line vote—and even more “responsibly” the bill was presented for “review” just one hour before voting—just like Obamacare.

    But this how Democrats are most productive—at least Quinn/Madigan/Jacobs/Verschoore weren’t crowing that they had to pass the bill to see what was in it.

    Sheesh!

    Phil Hare will weigh 150 pounds before you’ll ever hear an Illinois Democrat talk about serious cuts in government spending.

  5. The Democrats showed fiscal responsibility in implementing the tax increase. Like him or not Governor Blago decreased the State employees to their lowest numbers since 1973.
    These are the facts.

  6. Rusty, I have no way of knowing if you are correct about the decrease in state employees or not, but you evidently missed the memo that in ’10 Quinn added more than 20,000 state workers to the payrolls and these people will be paid with our tax $$$$$—probably most of the new money will go to these new union Democrat locksteppers.

    Whether or not this massive tax increase is “responsible” or not, they will soon have to raise taxes even more if they don’t cut spending—which no Democrat will do. I’d say all tax and spend and not living within the state’s means is not exactly “responsible”.

    And when will Verschoore and Jacobs apologize for their reckless spending over the years? We wouldn’t be in this mess if they had shown some “fiscal responsibility” this last decade.

    But you can expect Jacobs and Verschoore’s challengers to point this out over and over again over the next two years:

    Low and middle income families to be hit hardest by income tax hike.

    Democrats can no longer tout themselves as champions of the poor and middle class; they are the party of special interests, the rich and the powerful.

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