-By Dan Proft
On Wednesday, Governor Pat Quinn dressed up the demands of a hostage-taker into a state budget address—again.
In advance of the permanently temporary personal and corporate income tax increases he imposed on Illinois in 2011, Quinn argued that without the tax increases, social service providers would suffer.
In fact, he would see to it that they did.
Quinn’s less than subtle message to the human services community was that if they wanted to avoid seeing the invoices they submitted to the state for services rendered put into the permanently permanent pay-no-mind bin in the Governor’s office they best fall in line.
Quinn did not conjure up a darling cartoon character to deliver that message. He did it himself.
This is the same Pat Quinn who sanctioned an effort by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to insert themselves between parents and their developmentally disabled children….
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