I hate to say I told you so...... In case you don't click on the links - the first is a story in the Pantagraph about Caterpillar considering leaving the state of Illinois, and the second is my prediction of this occurrence posted back in January on this site.
I know a lot of you out there seem to think there is no difference in our political parties. You're partially right, in that the power and the money can go to their heads, and some become corrupted by the system. Some, not all. However, in this state there are distinct differences in the overall fiscal policies that have a direct impact on our lives. Here is one. Rather than tackle the real issue of gross overspending, democrats in this state passed a massive tax increase that doesn't even come close to fixing the problem. Some people told Jimmy John good riddance when he thought about moving. What do you think they're going to do in Peoria if they lose 23,000 jobs to another state? "Good riddance Cat," who needs 23,000 high paying jobs anyway?
Keep on electing fiscally irresponsible politicians, and this state will go bankrupt. What do you think will happen to the U of I when the state is bankrupt? You think you saw some unrest in Madison when they attempted to take away the collective bargaining rights, wait till all the profs and teachers and workers don't get their retirement checks and medical benefits. If you're a union member for the state of Illinois, you'd be crazy to vote for a democrat for governor. They are spending your retirement people. They owe you $70 plus billion dollars and have NO plan on paying any of it back, except to tax all the companies and high paying jobs out of the state and borrow money.
Meanwhile, in Springfield, democrats continue to OVERSPEND their budget by BILLIONS of dollars with no end in sight.
Get your heads out of the sand, and put people in office who have the guts to make a real change for the better.