From the Jarratt for Senate (31st District) campaign…
(Round Lake, IL – February 22, 2011) Lennie Jarratt Responds to Gov. Quinn’s Budget Proposal. Gov. Quinn claimed to provide us with hard truths about the budget and asked for fundamental change.
Anyone paying attention in Illinois knew we had a “rendezvous with reality” years ago. It is only the out of touch Springfield political elites that have not recognized the realities and burdens their out of control tax and spend policies have placed on the hard working families of this state.
What solutions did Gov. Quinn propose? He didn’t propose real solutions for the major issues facing this state. He called for gimmicks that will costs families more money at the gas pump; he called for more “working groups” to study the problems; he cuts spending to the most vulnerable in our society while continuing to add more debt to our children and grandchildren to pay for.
Gov. Quinn, President Cullerton, Speaker Madigan, Leaders Radogno and Cross, here is a reminder of the commons sense solutions I have already proposed over the past weeks to stop the out of control pensions and to make Illinois a destination state for businesses and jobs.
- Voluntary tax cut for all businesses which will Restore Jobs (Full details at RestoreJobs.com)
- Pension reform highlighted by 20 year vestment periods, the end to artificially inflated pensions, and a hard cap of $75,000 (Full details at http://www.lenniejarratt.com/issues/pension-reform/)
We must change the culture in Springfield to once again serve the citizens and families of this great state, instead of friends, families and companies of the political insiders.
More at http://www.lenniejarratt.com/