. . . but it helps!
Having solved all the major problems facing our State O’ Illinois—the gaping budget deficit, the massive unpaid bills, replenishing the looted pension funds, bringing unemployment down to record lows along with tax rates, the Democrats who control state goverment have turned their attention to Tier 4 problems like banning “trans fats in food served in restaurants, movie theaters, cafes and bakeries and foods sold in school vending machines . . .”
Of course, no “good deed” goes unpunished, which means Illinois will lose even more jobs—but it’s for the common good!
The Hare-Dispatch article featured Moline’s Olde Towne Bakery, whose owner says he’ll move to Iowa if the ban is approved by the senate and signed by Three County Quinn.
The owner of Moline’s Donut Delite gets to the nut calling this an “anti-business law. The government, once again, is telling individuals what they can and can’t do.”
The H-D got reax from local lawmakers, although they excluded Rich Morthland, who I believe is the state rep. for Moline.
Instead the H-D went to the usual Democrat suspects—Pat Verschoore and Marvelous Mike Jacobs.
Verschoore said he voted “no” when it was voted on in the House, but Jacobs was in full campaign faux TEA Party mode:
“. . . government has gotten too big, and we ought to get our nose out of people’s business so much. We want to mandate everything to everybody . . . “
Jacobs wants government to return to what he calls “core issues” like repairing the state of government (whatever THAT means) and putting “confidence in government back into the people”.
Mike, here’s a modest proposal if you really want to restore confidence in government with the people: don’t ram through a 67% income tax increase and divisive culture war issues like civil unions along straight party lines in the last hours of a lame duck session. Oh, and when people disagree with you, don’t call them “unpatriotic” as you did when the civil union law passed.
My modest proposal to places like Olde Towne Bakery and Donut Delite is that if you want the State O’ Illinois to get off your back, unionize your workforce—Verschoore, Jacobs and every other Democrat in the state will fight like demons to see you stay in business.