Republican State Sen. Dale Risinger announced on Friday that he will not run for re-election in ’12 and may not fill out his term.
Risinger explains why he no longer wants to keep beating his head against the Democrat wall:
“I thought the people of Illinois would have been fed up with the overspending of the budget for the last eight years and would want a change, but the truth of the matter is, we still have the Democrats in control of everything and have put us in the spot that we’re in . . . It’s going to be a continuous battle to try and keep the spending under control even with the tax increase.”
I’d say ESPECIALLY with the tax increase.
The Democrats who got us into this mess have no idea how to clean it up—and have no desire to do so, even if they had a clue, as we’ve seen with the slew of idiotic Democrat legislation this session.
But the truth is that the Democrats don’t control Illinois government, Big Labor public employee unions do. There is no chance the Democrats will ask their powerful union paymasters to cede power for the greater good. Unions want one thing and that is MORE. All Quinn and the Democrats can do is say “Yes, Boss”.