Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Illinois Gov Pat Quinn Plays Madigan Chess Game on income tax hike
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Shades of Gray: Ray Hanania's World Comic Strips July 15, 2009
Illinois Gov Pat Quinn submits a six month budget proposal after being able to secure votes for a record-setting and unprecedented income tax hike, in response to the refulsal of Democrats and Republicans to vote on a tax hike before they know who will be filing to run against them in their legislative districts in the Spring. Filing will be completed in November and legislators not concerned abut challenges will flipflop like catfish on a fishing boat deck and support the income tax hike. But not before. Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, the de facto governor, will give the word when the spineless legislators can actually act.