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Subject: Illinois Priorities Date: 2/14/2013 5:58 PM
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Illinois has a 10 BILLION dollar backlog of bills, and this is after they raised taxes 67% and raised corporate taxes 30%. We have the worst credit rating of any state, including California. Our unfunded liabilities for public pensions are over 100 BILLION, and by some metrics (more accurate ones) over 200 BILLION. So why all the joy on Facebook? Gay marriage passed. Don't get me wrong, i'm all for equal rights for gay people and i think they should be just as miserable as heterosexual couples, but this is like swapping out lightbulbs on the Titantic for Christ sake. I just cannot believe these types of issues are more important than financial ruin. It's like that faux war on women crap. It's real insanity. The democratic house has done absolutely nothing on pension reform in 2 years because the unions don't want them to, it's a ticking time bomb. I dunno.
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