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Friday, November 20, 2009

Election 2010 | Pat Quinn Asleep on the Wheel and AWOL on Integrity

Illinois Democrats have a choice between two tax-increase candidates for Governor in the February 2010 primary, Pat Quinn and Dan Hynes. During a forum between them, it appears Pat Quinn is falling asleep as a woman speaks.

The worst part is not that Pat Quinn was falling asleep, but that after the video came out, he and his political advisors LIED about it and said that Hynes was making it up.

Pat Quinn is not only asleep at the wheel, but he's AWOL on integrity.


Anonymous said...

And now Gov. Quinn wants a tax increase he proposed earlier in the year would to help Fox Valley's social services. In other words, our tax dollars to subsidize baby killing. This SOB has got to go.

Anonymous said...

That's why Weiner endorsed him yesterday. They are both the same.

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Anonymous said...

Aurora is to stupid to vote them out

Anonymous said...

I didn't think I would ever say this but I'd take Blago or George Ryan in a minute over Quinn.

If Quinn is surrounded by Gerry "popsicle stand" Galloway, I will definitely be voting against Quinn.

Anonymous said...

Weisner paid Quinn $1,000 after getting the tollway gig. Pay to play is alive and well.

Anonymous said...

Quinn is lying that he wasn't falling asleep in that video.

He wants to raise taxes and just caused all of us in the suburbs more debt to bailout the CTA.

Why is Weisner endorsing that? Big political mistake.

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Anonymous said...

Hynes has Kifowit.

Anonymous said...

Quinn: New taxes needed to fix budget

November 20, 2009

AURORA — Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that a tax increase he proposed earlier in the year would be the best way to help the Fox Valley's social services, some of whom have not received any state money in five months.

The state is now $4.2 billion behind in paying its bills, according to Comptroller Dan Hynes, who is challenging Quinn in next year's election. Without that money, many local social service agencies will have to severely cut back on the care they provide, and some may have to shut their doors entirely.

• Aurora mayor endorses Quinn re-election
Speaking after an event in Aurora where he collected Mayor Tom Weisner's endorsement, Quinn chided Hynes, one of the most vocal critics of the state's late payment, for not supporting the tax increase the governor proposed as part of his 2010 budget earlier this year. That plan, he said, would have mitigated the state's roughly $11 billion budget deficit.

Quinn's budget would have raised the state income tax by 50 percent. His plan failed to pass the House in May. A second tax increase proposal passed the Senate, but has not been given a House vote. Quinn eventually removed the tax hike from his 2010 budget.

In the short term, Quinn said, he will sign this week a proposal to bring in billions in matching funds from Washington, D.C., and would work to grow jobs — the No. 1 way, he said, to get the state's economy back in shape. He touted the more than 40,000 jobs expected to be created by the state's capital projects bill, passed earlier this year.

But when asked how the state budget situation could be fixed without a tax increase, Quinn said, "You could pray for manna from heaven."

And Weiner endorses this. Good luck Aurora

Anonymous said...

Quinn got shredded by the Naperville biz community yesterday for his idiotic tax increase schemes, but hey, Tom Weisner endorses tax increases. Weisner is making a huge mistake endorsing Quinn.

Anonymous said...

If you want to see an example of DEMOCRATIC integrity review the congressional censure of Sen. BUR RASS It just doesn't exist folks!