Tribune chides lawmakers
In an Oct. 5 editorial, the Chicago Tribune called on Democrat leaders to take responsibility for their role in the current budget impasse.
“Yes, there are those who believe the freshman governor who inherited the state's decades-long financial fiasco is to blame for today's wreckage. As if it's easy to cure addicted-to-risk-taking-and-high-spending gamblers.
They've given taxpayers no confidence that they'll make a serious effort at passing a balanced budget even when they return. The supermajority Democrats in the House and Senate sent Rauner a budget in May, knowing it was wildly out of balance. Like their budget the year before. It was a game of chicken, cavalierly playing with the lives of those who rely on Springfield for help.”