We truly feel sorry for the hard-working taxpayers of Illinois who aren't connected, get paid to go to political events, don't know who's who of cronies and how to game the system to get cushy pensions, perks or favors.
You don't matter...well, except when it's time to pay the bills for the actions of the corrupt, unethical, incompetent, arrogant and egomaniac leadership of Illinois.
Late into Thursday night, Illinois FAILED again to deal with the fiscal crisis, starting with pension reform. Instead, the leadership of John Cullerton, Michael and Lisa Madigan put gambling expansion as their priority.
The crisis of Illinois includes a crisis of leadership, integrity and finances, for a deadly combination that exploits taxpayers and generations to come.
Those who voted for the incompetent leadership we have seen from Aurora to Chicago to Springfield are also responsible for this mess. Elections have consequences.
As things go from bad to worse (stay tuned for the bond ratings of Illinois to get whacked again), the only question remains...will taxpayers revolt or just bolt Illinois?
We couldn't help but noticing that during Michael Madigan's ending remarks at the end of the spring session for the Illinois General Assembly, where he has been in control for 40 years, he reminded us of one of those oblivious arrogant dictators you see often in history who stand above everyone, telling his brain-dead followers who fail to challenge his wrath, his justification of why they are great instead of dealing with the reality of their failures.
See a portion of the video of Michael Madigan remarks...then see the next video to see what may be the only way to save Illinois.