Democratic Senate President John Cullerton suggested Thursday that paying down more of the bills would require raising taxes even higher, or making steeper cuts to what he described as an already “Spartan” budget.
When will they be back for another tax increase?
Because everyone, I mean everyone except the most partisan among us, knows that the 32 percent tax increase won’t be anywhere near enough to solve Illinois budget crisis.
Given the choice of cutting the budget or raising taxes, Bryne and everyone else who has followed what Democrats do in Springfield know the answer.
Now get ready, folks, for the next crisis that is sure to come. And we’ll repeat this kabuki dance all over again. I can hear it now: We must have another tax increase, now. Without any reforms.
Damn if it isn’t Groundhog Day over and over again.