Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Illinois to Lay Off Thousands of State Workers

Pat Quinn better watch out or Junior Hoffa may soon declare war on him.
A decision made by Gov. Pat Quinn may leave thousands of state workers without a job by the end of the week.

The cuts are coming in the face of a budget deficit that doesn't leave enough money to pay the workers, a source told the Chicago Tribune. Quinn also plans to close a prison, juvenile detention center and homes for the mentally ill.
Such heartless cruelty, closing homes for the mentally ill.

Naturally, Obama's buddies plan to sue Obama's home state. Now that's some change for you.
If no cuts are made, several agencies will run out of money by spring, Quinn says.

The state's largest government employee union, AFSCME, promises to sue if the layoffs are made, much like they did over blocked pay raises.
Maybe if Illinois was wise enough to elect a competent governor, like Wisconsin and Ohio have recently, they mihgt not be in this mess.


Steph said...

We are wise enough in Illiinois, which is a conservative state, but the Chicago Machine rules the roost with their endless corruption.  Sadly, their poison has infiltrated the White House and getting rid of Obama and Company isn't going to be a cake walk.  Trust me, they won't go away quietly.  Incidentally, Bill Brady (R) ran for Governor last fall, winning 99 of 102 counties.  He lost the election to 3 counties, one of which was Cook (Crook) county.  Conservatives need to have their game on next year because anything & everything will be tried in an attempt to keep Obama in office another 4 years.  We are in for some very turbulent and trying times.

LibertyAtStake said...

What Steph said ...

“Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”