Quinn talks about building the middle class like his friends in Washington when he and his political associates in Springfield and Washington through their misguided policies are destroying the middle class. Lets look at Quinn’s accomplishments and goals:
67% increase in state income tax and he wants more
Proposes reducing fee for filing as a limited liability company from $500 to $39. At the present time fee is among the highest in the country. Quinn’s philosophy – give the people a crumb – one reduction for every ten increases whether it be court filing fees, license fees, or various tax increases. And don’t bet on the reduction passing the legislature! Not enough to make Illinois a “business friendly” state since once a business is formed in this state, Illinois makes it difficult to stay in business.
Pension reform – not enough and unlikely to survive the challenge from the public employee unions
Increase the state minimun wage from $8.25 an hour to at least $10.00 – he must be talking to Obama
These are just a few of his “accomplishments.” Now let’s look at the real state of this state!
Economic Performance – Illinois ranks 47 (50=worse)
Economic Outlook – Illinois ranks 48 (50=worse)
One Real Accomplishment – Quinn and associates are driving people out of Illinois. Domestic migration – Illinois ranks 48. From 2002 to 2011 Illinois lost 627,630 residents and they are still leaving!
For details see 2013 Alec-Laffer State Economic Competivieness Index
And the real joke – Quinn plans to run again for governor and the sad part is that only in Illinois could he possibly be re-elected!