Well, of course, we live in a nanny state.
And, if I gave it some thought I probably could come up with some examples of Governor Pat Quinn’s showing he is in step with the concept of thinking government is better able
- to handle our money (now that I verbalize that concept, the Democrats’ 67% income tax hike comes to mind–surely Springfield knows how to spend our money better than we do; if you think of other Nanny State laws, please share them in the comment section) and
- directing our behavior than we can
As one who has driven across the state twice while running for State Comptroller on the Republican ticket in 1982 and Governor on the Libertarian ticket in 2002, I can tell you that hardly anyone drives the current 65 miles per hour speed limit.
Just last weekend, we drove to Springfield for the Old Capitol Art Fair and observed the same on Interstates 39 and 55.
So now State Senator Jim Oberwies’ bill to raise the speed limit to 70 MPH has passed and the Chicago Tribune rightly puts the story on its front page.
On its jump page, the Tribune asks,
Is Illinois geared up to go 70 MPH?
The real question is will Governor Quinn, who flies over Interstate highways most of the time, be able to relate to the common folk who have to drive.
Then, again, maybe it won’t matter anymore than Quinn’s veto of the Com Ed/Ameren rate hike bill…which both houses of the Illinois General Assembly overrode this week.
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See House and Senate roll calls here.