Quinn gave a gloomy forecast for the Illinois budget for the next three years. He projected no increases for education yet allowed for a 43% increase in pensions. The people of Illinois pay taxes for government services and we get nothing. Our tax refunds are not paid back. The list goes on and on. The solutions is simple. If government workers won't work towards a solution due to their entitlement mentality that they think some how justifies wages, benefits, vacations far in excess of the private sector and feel they can retire at age 52, then the state should stop paying them. Those of us waiting for payment from the state have to wait. So can they. Maybe then there will be progress.