Thursday, February 07, 2013

Quinn Leading a Disaster

  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today called on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage, ban assault weapons, allow online voter registration in an annual State of the State speech that sounded a lot like the launch of his 2014 re-election campaign.

    Returning to the populist notes that have defined his political career, Quinn laid out a series of choices in a 13-page speech.

    “Do we want, in the years to come, a prosperous Illinois where working people continue to have good jobs, where businesses thrive, and where all our children have a world-class education?” Quinn told the House and Senate. “Or do we want to stop the progresss and watch our economic recovery stall?”

    Quinn wants Illinois' minimum wage to increase from $8.25 to $10 an hour over the next four years. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but Illinois' rate has been higher for years. Business groups are likely to oppose such a change.
Economic problems aren't just "solved" by jacking up the minimum wage. These things reverberate throughout the economy. There's a reason no major factories have opened up in Illinois in years and we continue to bleed jobs and a tax base to surrounding states.

You want to see the Illinois death spiral continue to speed up and kill whatever "economic recovery" Quinn is dreaming about? Go ahead and raise the minimum wage. With workers' hours being gutted to avoid Obamacare penalties, businesses will just stop hiring teens at entry level salaries.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Do we want, in the years to come, a prosperous Illinois where working people continue to have good jobs, where businesses thrive, and where all our children have a world-class education?”

What state is the moron talking about?

2/07/2013 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stupid an his sudden jesus moment about the death penalty is the worst.

2/07/2013 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th Dist King said...

I agree with his attempt to raise the minimum wage. First to get it should be all exempt members since they act like they know nothing, they do nothing and they see nothing, pay them nothing.

Maybe if every exempt member came in with 10 contact cards a day then we would pay them more.

Remember one of our fearless leaders said, those that do nothing get nothing, those that produce get rewarded.

2/07/2013 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the quarter tax on gym shoes they are talking about.

2/07/2013 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2/07/2013 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's such an idiot

2/07/2013 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Not Sure said...

Illinois - the "State of Idiocracy".

If you haven't watched the movie, Idiocracy, you should.

We are at that point.

2/07/2013 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quinn should be more worried about going to the shithouse before he attempts to become a politician--- he has big shoes to fill with blago and ryan going to the can---

2/07/2013 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The minimum wage MUST go up to make up for the highest tax rate in the nation. In reality, we are making the same as everywhere else because the corruption tax takes a bigger bite out of our paychecks!

2/07/2013 02:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the same breath that Quinn states he wants to raise the minimum wage so people can prosper he hammers away for pension "reform" a.k.a. reduction. He wants to chip away at state workers meager pensions as if they're the cause for Illinois financial mess.
Pat: the state workers aren't the bad guys in this you and your thieving politicians are.

2/07/2013 02:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you look at il.policy institute they show governor potatohead is solely responsible for 11 out 20 credit rating drops. he OWNS them.
also a one person leaves il once every 10 minutes taking their $ with them.
one firearms manufacturer has said if the firearms ban goes through here
he's gone and a 150+ skilled jobs go with him. (iowa was real nice)

2/07/2013 03:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The low information voter, ie, democrat loves to raise minimum wages. They have no idea what it costs, they jut like the idea of more for those poor people. Then, they're surprised that their actions created more of them.

Let's ban firearms! Never mind that the right to own a firearm is in the Bill of Rights. Times have changed! We need to change with them. Only good things could happen from banning firearms, besides, I'll feel good about it. Never mind the tens of MILLIONS of people slaughtered by oppressive governments AFTER they've disarmed them. It couldn't happen here! We're nice "progressives" we only do nice things. Try not to remember that the tens of millions killed were done by LEFTIST governments. Yes Patty, the Nazis were socialists. The communists are leftisits.

2/07/2013 03:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams discuss the minimum wage. Imagine that, two black, economics PHD's realize the folly of the minimum wage. Too bad Quinn isn't half as smart as they are.

2/07/2013 04:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing more than a (re-election) campaign speech with no solution to the pension crisis.
Once again, pandering to his voting constituency without any meaningful legislation for the real problems.
And yet he has the balls to run for re-election.

2/07/2013 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn is clearly laying out who he is depending on for re-election. He's abandoning the middle class and hoping for a huge turout from lower middle class and low income constituents. Billy Daley and Little Lisa will split the middle class vote thus ensuring Quinns primary victory.

Lets hope the Republicans find a decent candidate to run.

2/07/2013 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow....just a blip on the a.m. news, but JJjr. in the midst of a plea deal that would involve "significant" jail time?

Get Daley in a similar manner and I can die happy.

2/07/2013 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous W.H. Thompson said...

Why stop at $10? Why not jack it up to $1000 and we could all be millionaires! The low/no info voter will only hear $10/hr and think it's an awesome idea not knowing that more businesses will just pack it up.

But hey, Quinn said "it's only fair".

The death spiral continues.

Illustrating Chicagoland Idiocy, Mayhem and Stupidity at

2/07/2013 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand it. I keep whacking myself on the head with this hammer, but my headache keeps getting worse.

2/07/2013 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

Uh, isn't a minimum wage for those who have minimum skills? You got to work your way up for more money.

2/07/2013 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn needs to be stopped at all costs! He is the worst business man ever. Quinn is driving business out of Illinois and the ones that are staying are dying. The minimum wage is already too high. Quinn is the worst governor ever.

2/07/2013 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is an idiot. IL is broke, Chi is crime ridden and his manifesto will just drive business and people out of IL. Another pathetic liberal IL politician.

2/07/2013 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have the democrats changed their mascot from the appropriate jackass to the hammer and sickle yet?

Ever wonder why Republican states are listed as red and Democrat states as blue? It was always the other way around. Well, the leftists in the media decided to change it around to hide the socialist agenda of the democrats. It would be too easy to call them Reds and associate them with communists which was at one time an unpopular title. Devious bastards, aren't they?

But don't worry. They're making your country stronger. They just need to disarm you and keep gays serving openly in the military next to the female combat troops. Then they'll be ready for the Chinese communists.

2/07/2013 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't forget the quarter tax on gym shoes they are talking about.

2/07/2013 12:15:00 AM

I thought that was a joke. Are you kidding????

2/07/2013 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Went to the website,, for the first time today. I loved it. Cold, hard crime statistics with no editorial mumbo jumbo attached. Biggest surprise was the manifesto statement which can be found by clicking on "manifesto" at the top. What was true in 1931 is true today. Way to go SCC. Loved it.

2/07/2013 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonder why the restaurant keeps raising prices? The dishwasher will be making 50% more soon.

2/07/2013 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn is screwed because Madigan will stonewall any legislation and make him look bad in order to promote his daughter for Governor. The Crook county machine won't dare cross him. Quinn sold his soul to the devil to get elected, now he is going to pay the price.

2/07/2013 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pinhead Quinn wants to ban killer "assault rifles", raise the minimum wage, push for same-sex marriage, and give driver licenses and amnesty to illegal aliens. Is it any wonder normal, working folks are fleeing this failed state in droves?

2/07/2013 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politics as usual. Instead of talking about how Illinois will pay its bills, fund pensions, and attract new businesses, Quinn throws a smoke bomb. Government stinks.

2/07/2013 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous False Hope said...

Any mention of additional tax on strawberry and grape Fanta?

2/07/2013 09:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Economics 101, now pay attention Governor Potato Head!

If you raise minimum wages for businesses and then raise income taxes! It is then a wash! What's the point, except that this thieving crooked state gets more money to give to entitled folks who don't work and not benefit the workers!

Sounds like Robin Hood stuff to me!

People will just leave and they are leaving Illinois and or shop out of the area i.e. Indiana!

Da Pelon

2/07/2013 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I state is nothing without businesses and when Illinois businesses hate Quinn and struggle under him that's a huge red flag! Vote out anyone who supports Quinn!

2/07/2013 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Do we want, in the years to come, a prosperous Illinois where working people continue to have good jobs, where businesses thrive, and where all our children have a world-class education?” Quinn told the House and Senate. “Or do we want to stop the progresss and watch our economic recovery stall?”

This guy is clearly insane. He should be recalled and psyched immediately!

2/07/2013 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets hope the Republicans find a decent candidate to run.

2/07/2013 05:50:00 AM


2/07/2013 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is a goof!

Illinois should start selling land they have that is not being used and selling licenses for casinos.

2/07/2013 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Quinn needs are big floppy shoes and a big red,rubber nose to complete the costume!

2/07/2013 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I hate to say this about a bath house buddy, but poor Patrick has become delusional.

Now, Kees me you fool!!!!

2/07/2013 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... also a one person leaves il once every 10 minutes taking their $ with them...."

...To be replaced by Illegal aliens and Obama/Quinn voters looking to take more, and earn and create nothing.

2/07/2013 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This hike in the minimum wage is going to kill small businesses. The minimum wage was put into effect not to be considered a way to support a family, but a transitional or starting point while a person went to school or learned a trade which would lead to full time, career type wages. Somehow it has morphed into a way for people to make a full time (if shitty)living. The government says that a two person family is to be considered in poverty if they earn less that 18,000.00 per year. 10 an hour adds up to 20,800 IF the person works 40 hrs per week, meaning just above the poverty line. And just enough to remain qualified for assistance (WIC, Link, subsidized housing,etc). Where is the incentive to do better?

as far as the .25c tax on gym shoes? Bring it on. I but one pair every two years or so. IGAF. Also, thats finally a tax that everyone will have to pay. Besides, at that rate won't they have to sell 4 million pairs of shoes to get a million dollars in tax revenue? how the hell many pairs of gym shoes are sold per year in Illinois anyway?

2/07/2013 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best thing to do is get rid of all politicians, let the military run it for a few months then start all over again w/absolute term limits,{something politicians} can't bear to swallow. Then lets get on w/ buisness.

2/07/2013 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn has a brain full of applesauce. The man has no qualifications for the job,niether do any of the people who would like to oust him.We need a small buisness man w/savvy and common sense to lead this state.There must be someone out there that fits these requirements.

2/07/2013 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I havent seen a post on the concealed carry bill in the house hb 0997. It currently has 33 sponsors/cosponsors

Read it it will bring illinois into the 21st century with the other 49 states.

I urge everyone to write, call, and email their representatives and tell them to pass it as written.

2/07/2013 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching Chicago Tonight this morning.
Guest commented that the State's unfunded pension load increases by $17 million per day.

That's a lotta dough!

2/07/2013 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois is a modern slave state.

Just you watch when they have "Patrollers" all along the borders to keep people from escaping to freedom...

With their hard earned tresure...

"Sorry, you're trying to leave Illinois with "items of value," we will have to confiscate them before you're allowed to leave."

2/07/2013 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about bringing companies and businesses FIRST!

Kinda of the horse before the cart.

He's nuts!

2/07/2013 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" World class education "...doesn't Chicago have a 60% drop out rate?
And those that " graduate " can't pass a City Police or Fire entrance exam, which are basically reading comprehension tests.
Anyone who believes anything Quinn said isn't drinking kool-aid, but taking it via a enema.

2/07/2013 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this state is toast...the land of big failed ''social'' ideas. this imbecile pandering to the low IQ know the people that cheer and drool over barry the great. why dont the fellow socialists ask barry for a bailout?

2/07/2013 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

time to get rid of crook county gov't and reduce our taxes .
why are chicago citizens paying taxes to support crooked crook county politicians .

2/07/2013 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

010th district lost of morale on each watch due to "La Pena's" micro management of POs and white shirts on each watch-what is the solution? NO CONFIDENCE VOTE!

2/07/2013 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't this dummy get fired by Harold Washington for being a fuck up?

2/07/2013 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Businesses employ people who have families who all pay many forms of taxes (income, property, sales, etc.). Memo to dumbocrats- this is known as a tax base. High taxes cause businesses and families to leave which erodes the tax base. Eventually there are more taking out of the pot than those putting in, i.e. Detroit. In a long and illustrious line of shithead politicians from Illinois this guy might be the biggest dumb fuck of them all.

2/07/2013 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois circles the drain and we keep electing the same families. The average voter in Illinois should have his head examined. Vote them out. Vote them all out.

This Country was founded on the notion that we would send people to represent us. A career politician is an abomination. The very notion that they would represent our interest and not theirs is absurd.

Get rid of every sitting politician, even if you like them personally. It's the only way to be sure.

2/07/2013 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is already looking for re election votes. Remember he only won cook co. And Chicago. Lost the rest of the state.

2/08/2013 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raising the minimum wage raises the tax paid by those working for minimum wage.

It also puts a strain on the businesses that employ those who work for minimum wage.

Those companies in turn, pass the cost onto who? You & I.

Then it has come full circle; you're paying an invisible "tax".

2/08/2013 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets hope the Republicans find a decent candidate to run.

What Republican in his right mind (no pun intended) would want t take over this mess?

Just as Emanuel took the mayor job, you've GOT to wonder what his motivations were.

2/08/2013 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is clearly insane. He should be recalled and psyched immediately!

Unfortunately, Illinois doesn't enjoy a recall provision.

Plus Quinn's closed many of the state's mental health facilities. Coincidence?

2/08/2013 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Min wage was never meant to wages for head of household to raise a family. It is entry -level wages for a new worker, pt teenage jobs, etc Because there are soooo many unskilled, poorly educated people, such as the influx of illegals , hs drop outs, etc., they think this will solve the labor problems, but it's not and it will only make consumer prices go up in Illinois to cover for these inflated wages

More pandering to the democratic minorities

2/08/2013 02:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois' what does Quinn do????!!! He signs a 1.5 BILLION DOLLAR SPENDING DEAL! makes sense to me.

2/08/2013 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Gov Quinn is certainly not a leader, but a liberal socialist democrat who made a lot of campaign promises to reform government but has done nothing. In fact he has increased useless boards and panels and greatly increased state employment rolls. Now, we have members of two families that have done more to ruin this state then anyone else rattling their swords and thinking about running for governor. Holy Crap Batman !!

2/08/2013 08:48:00 AM  

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