Saturday, July 01, 2017

State Budget Hole Got Deeper

Good thing the legislature is in session - they can write a check:
  • As the deadline to pass a budget before another credit downgrade approached, a federal judge ordered the State of Illinois to make more than $500 million each month in Medicaid payments.

    U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow ordered the state to pay $586 million a month for Medicaid vouchers that come in after June 30, along with another $2 billion the state owes to managed care organizations, which process payments to health care providers, according to court records.

    Her order came after a hearings this week in Chicago in a lawsuit over $2 billion in unpaid Medicaid bills.
MAdigan's proposed budget contains another $5 Billion shortage from anticipated revenues, and that's before another ten thousand or twenty thousand or more people leave Illinois.

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57 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What part of $5bil shortfall doesn't he get?? No one could be that fucking stupid.

7/01/2017 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A massive rise in taxes will be necessary to bail the state out of the mess the pols have put it into over the decades. Even if they did reform spending, as if that stands a chance, they hole is so deep taxes will get jacked up more than Sammy Sosa ever did.

7/01/2017 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are clearly seeing that our Elected Leaders, are not doing well as leaders. Three years without a budget is a record unequaled by any state. The loss of lottery revenue alone is estimated at over $200,000 per day. How is it that Illinois is so dysfunctional? In the past "Da Mayer", King Richard the First, or his scion, "LIL Dick" could go to the capitol, and make it work. However, Rahm the tough guy from Wilmette is not involved, perhaps because he knows, that the rest of the state is neither impressed or intimidated by him, even though his City and County generate more revenue than any of the other 101 counties. And Chicago and Cook County also absorb more revenue. When the Civil War was breaking out in the 19th Century, there was a movement to divide Illinois into to separate states, as with West Virginia and Virginia, the statesman Douglas stopped it. Yet we may be seeing an unspoken version of that today. The legislature is too top heavy with Chicago hack Democrats. Cullerton and Madigan are both from Chicago. Remember there are 102 counties in Illinois; and the rest of the state no longer wants to be led by Chicago. Collar Counties have better public schools, and much less violent crime. Why should they seek leadership from Chicago? Why should suburban Cook County pay for a County Hospital they do not use. Down State has always resented Chicago's wealth, and does not want to put Chicago's problems ahead of their own. A few years back, some suburban areas of Cook County wanted to secede from the County, and that may yet be an issue. We are witnessing some amazing times in Illinois, and they are not good. More taxes are coming, and more people/folks are leaving. Chicago will never be Newark, but Detroit; Maybe. Baby "G"

7/01/2017 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See that's the answer. The Chicago Police department doesn't need federal court oversight the state legislature and the city council need federal court oversight. Maybe then the politicians will pay their bills and obligations like our pension payments before giving our tax money to their very needy high maintenance democratic voters who seem to have plenty of money for guns and drugs but not enough to feed their larva during the summer.

7/01/2017 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how the dedicated Illinois politicians adjourned for the day in the afternoon. I guess they are going to come charging in before the crack of noon on Saturday at 11:00.

Hard work and dogged determination like this from our legislature is why Illinois is broke. Don't you wish you could just go home at the end of the shift, even if the ENTIRE F#%€£¥NG STATE IS BURNING DOWN???

7/01/2017 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate Judge Joan Lefkow after what she did to Burge.

7/01/2017 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Illinois have it own bank like North Dakota?

https://bnd.nd.gov/

7/01/2017 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got your lottery ticket?

Too bad they won't be able to pay you if you win.

7/01/2017 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should lock the Governor and the Legislature in a room until they settle the budget, and not let them out --- ever.

7/01/2017 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In honor of the Independence Day this weekend, the Governor and Legislature agreed to blow up the State of Illinois!

7/01/2017 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, no matter how broke the State of Illinois is; how empty the Pension Fund is; or how dis functional Chicago is, "Your Pension is Perfectly Safe!"

7/01/2017 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm has a new plant to solve the Police and Fire Pension Fund Problems!
He will turn over the responsibilities to the State of Illinois.

7/01/2017 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why Madigan and Cullerton are not in jail is beyond me. Seems they actually want this state to go bankrupt. These two criminals should be arrested and put on trial. Oh, I forgot. The Illinois AG is Madigan's daughter. How convenient.

7/01/2017 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A judge can order that the Sun never set...the Sun will set. That which cannot be paid will not be paid.

7/01/2017 01:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay!!! Illinois is gonna be come republican one way or another... pay your fucking bills.,.

7/01/2017 02:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever noticed how mealy mouthed both Madigan and the nine and half digit midget are. I keep getting a picture in my head of these two idiots going home at night, getting bound and gagged with leather straps and then asking someone to whip them while they scream "Mommy, give me more, I've been a very naughty boy today". Then calling each other in the morning and bragging how brave they were.

7/01/2017 03:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe someone out there can explain to me what the state has been doing with three years worth of taxes collected from income, gas and various other transactions? If there's no budget we should have a big pot of money sitting somewhere idly.

7/01/2017 04:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Leather Party Boy said...

"Anonymous Anonymous said...
Have you ever noticed how mealy mouthed both Madigan and the nine and half digit midget are. I keep getting a picture in my head of these two idiots going home at night, getting bound and gagged with leather straps and then asking someone to whip them while they scream "Mommy, give me more, I've been a very naughty boy today". Then calling each other in the morning and bragging how brave they were."

Perhaps my favorite comment ever. Bravo!

7/01/2017 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lottery money, where is it? My cable is supposedly 99 a month right, bullshit, after taxes and fees it is 173.00. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, all taxed now. Cell, local taxes 40 a month. So where the fuck does that money go?

7/01/2017 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the swamp is draining itself in
Illinois

7/01/2017 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maine and New Jersey have suspended
essential services because of budget problems.
Is the Big ILL next?

7/01/2017 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What part of $5bil shortfall doesn't he get?? No one could be that fucking stupid."

Why does Madigan do it? Because he can. Understand, it's not about Illinois its citizens and hasn't been for many years. It's all about the accumulation of power and personal wealth. It's become a game. What else can Mike Madigan do to gather more money, power and influence? He's enjoying this. Doesn't matter to him if the state is hopelessly broke. All that matters is not giving an inch to Rauner. Madigan should never have been given control of Democrat PAC money.

7/01/2017 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Madigan. He sent a letter to WallnStreet asking the bond rating agencies to give Illinois a little more to get their budget in. The rest of the country has to be laughing there asses of at us.

7/01/2017 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure there will be some left for pensions.......

7/01/2017 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They want the state to go bankrupt. By doing so the slate gets cleaned and the revenue coming in will be called a surplus. The spending spree will begin again. Oh that also means pensions will be paid cents on the dollar. Fuck government they're all fucking crooks.

7/01/2017 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOBODY is DOING ANY WORK!

The alderman cant raise cash.

Down state Reps with Cullerton madigan and RAUNER dont pass budgets.

Joe Ferguson the inspector general does not indict Alderman.

IAD can't solve real crimes like the cheating test.

Special ED and his platoon of white shirts can't solve the murder problem.

NOW i don't feel bad for being FETAL it's catching on state wide.

#tosstheticketbook #findmybosskidney #lotterysodatax

7/01/2017 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet those in office still get paid?

7/01/2017 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just left IL. Buh-bye. My property taxes for the same value house are now 1/3 what they were in IL.

It's much more fun to watch this slow-motion train wreck from the outside. Especially when the guy in charge of the Federal govt won't lift a finger to bail out the state, unlike what would have been if the corrupt robot had won.

7/01/2017 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the way it's going to be? One segment of society refuses to be responsible, even for themselves but because they vote, politicians will pander to their every want and need at the expense of the responsible?
Well the responsible ones are fleeing the state. How can the politicians feed their bank accounts and provide for their irresponsible voters now? The ship is going down.
Better to teach a man to fish, so he can eat the rest of his life, than give him a fish, so he can eat just one day. (Unless you're a democrat and need his vote.)

J.J.

7/01/2017 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Madigan and his corrupt cronies can try all they want to convince the ratings agencies not to downgrade Illinois bonds to junk, but he's basically a hick who doesn't understand that the outside world has already figured all the bullshit into his budgets. They're done with him and have stopped listening. Madigan budget, stop-gap budget, or no budget, Illinois' finances are doomed.


The Madigan-Cullerton death spiral is accelerating.







7/01/2017 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fire all these low life Democrats, they are stealing our future in Illinois.

7/01/2017 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone living in the so called good areas of the city will be paying double in property taxes to save chicago pensions!

7/01/2017 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Joan, how about you order all these rats to pay up to the various pension funds, at keast tge ones where employees make contributions.

7/01/2017 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New laws took affect July 1 in Florida. Besides a BUDGET. Law enforcement HB 305, allows law enforcement officers to review footage from their body cameras before filling out reports. Education SB 436 deals with religious expression in schools. Prevents school districts from discrimination against students parents employees on the basis of religious viewpoints or expressions. Yes you do live in bizarro State. Illinois is a joke to the rest of the country. Illinois is the opposite of civilized states and results are evident.

7/01/2017 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Florida also has a functioning lottery.

7/01/2017 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lou Dobbs has it right! watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZZchegwQCI

7/01/2017 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois is burning to the ground as our elected "leaders" stand around like deer in the headlights. What will it take for people to wake up and vote these idiots out of office?

7/01/2017 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how they are finally having to openly confront how much they have fucked up. For YEARS, these bastards have been grifting away in the shadows, pretending everything is fine while they run the state and the country into the ground. Weasel words and platitudes were offered up if their lunacy was questioned, everything had an explanation, a glib response, and if that didn't cut it, accusations of phobias and racism for those who dared challenge them.

And now the chickens are coming home to roost. NJ and CT and ME are in the same boat and it is about damn time. They've been lying to us and stealing from us for years and I am thoroughly enjoying watching these big gov't nanny state leftist assholes wet their pants and twist in the wind as their crimes come home to roost. Dance, you fuckers, dance. You're naked in front of the crowd and everyone can see your lies.

They only thing I regret to see is how they've screwed over honest working people who were counting on them for pensions etc. I hope that those thus affected go after them and don't stop until they're rotting in jail for the rest of their misbegotten lives.

7/01/2017 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't feel so bad,

New F'in Jersey and Maine shut down their governments today also.
Connecticut is almost there too.

Maybe Rauner should do what the brain damaged idiot in Minnesota did? Governor Dayton vetoed the Legislature's budget for the next two years. The four hundred permanent staff are out of work as of today.

Politicians are children. Spoiled rotten children. And we keep reelecting these spoiled brats.

7/01/2017 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberal Looney Lefkow making sure deadbeat entitlements and fraud doctors are getting paid...to the tune of $586 MILLION A MONTH.
Heck, I'd like to see 10% of those mandatory monthly payments go into Pension Fund obligations for the Workers...that was promised way before these added entitlements started to be doled out willy-nilly.

No Jobs Illinois just Welfare First.

7/01/2017 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to make sure little barackie's museum to himself is built before chicago falls into its self made abyss. That way all the documents that shows his chicago style corruption he stashed away in his library will too, forever be gone....

Bulldoze it all over and start again with a new name and a new charter. First bylaw should be "never will democrat governance be permitted".

7/01/2017 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the day when Chicago was a manufacturing Powerhouse we could easily afford pensions and balanced budgets. Globalization and job Outsourcing have literally destroyed the state.

I will add that wasteful spending for illegal immigrants and rif raff also drains the budget!

7/01/2017 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my fucking taxes went up

just got the bill today

thanks for absolutely nothing..............

7/01/2017 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bankruptcy is the only option. Let the Feds do a forensic audit of the Chicago's, Crook County's,and Illinois's 'books.'

Put the whole state on a budget diet with federal oversight. Do to Illinois and Chicago what the EU did to the "PIGS" countries (i.e., forced balanced budgets with austerity measures).

Any more taxes to pay for the public employee pensions, and the only people left in the state will be Link Card and Section-8 recepients, and then your sacred pensions will be in I.O.U.s that will never be paid.

BTW, where's that downtown casino that was going to turn out enough profits to fill the city's pension deficits?

Fuck you Rahm, Toni, Mike, John, and all the "combine" criminals that built this shit storm.

7/01/2017 03:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Politicians should be limited to serving two terms. The 1st term would be served in office, followed by a 2nd term served in prison.

7/01/2017 04:18:00 PM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Illinois Democrats live in the fantasy world.

7/01/2017 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madigan reminds of a kid who picks his nose and eats it. ♠️

7/01/2017 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got second part of my property tax bill I live in Garfield Ridge went up $450 more ridiculous!

7/01/2017 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I love how they are finally having to openly confront how much they have fucked up. For YEARS, these bastards have been grifting away in the shadows, pretending everything is fine while they run the state and the country into the ground. Weasel words and platitudes were offered up if their lunacy was questioned, everything had an explanation, a glib response, and if that didn't cut it, accusations of phobias and racism for those who dared challenge them.

And now the chickens are coming home to roost. NJ and CT and ME are in the same boat and it is about damn time. They've been lying to us and stealing from us for years and I am thoroughly enjoying watching these big gov't nanny state leftist assholes wet their pants and twist in the wind as their crimes come home to roost. Dance, you fuckers, dance. You're naked in front of the crowd and everyone can see your lies.

They only thing I regret to see is how they've screwed over honest working people who were counting on them for pensions etc. I hope that those thus affected go after them and don't stop until they're rotting in jail for the rest of their misbegotten lives.

7/01/2017 11:17:00 AM

As hanging is too good a punishment for these nation-hating
liberal nanny-statist progressives, they should indeed be tried
for their crimes against we the people and sentenced to natural
life in solitary confinement.

Live video feed of them slowly rotting alive in their cells
displayed on every electronic billboard nation-wide with a
crawler underneath that reads:
"Sic Semper Tyrannis"

Viva Hate.

Police Like You Have No Friends.

7/01/2017 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake Up!

This what happens when you vote for Democrats!

Your Pension Fund is Empty.
Your Job is More Dangerous.
The Mobs Control the Streets.
(You sure as hell don't control Englewood.)
They tax your Coffee, your Soda, and the damned bag you put them in!

Vote Democrat! It Can Get Worse!

7/01/2017 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They Blew Past their own Saturday Deadline!
Now Madigan promises a vote on Sunday?
Will these clowns actually do it?

What will Moodys and Standard and Poors do on Monday morning?
Your hopes that Rahmbo fills your Pension Fund by issuing bonds?
Madigan just blew that up like a 2 cent firecracker.
No one will issue Illinois bonds, because no one is going to buy them.

7/01/2017 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greed and corruption have gotten to the point to where gambling is about to collapse. WOW! The liberal Democrars will really have something to be proud of now. Great Job!! The state of affairs in Chicago is a prime example of how throughly your system rots a society to its very core. Sacturary City indeed. Sanctuary from REALITY. Enjoy.

7/01/2017 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my parents taxes in Andersonville are $9000, time to move!!

7/01/2017 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol, fuck you illinois and your budget bullshit. Try running a private business that way. I think we all should quit paying our taxes and live it up like the IL inept reps that are paid to represent us /s

Go eat shit rahm.

7/01/2017 10:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
What part of $5bil shortfall doesn't he get?? No one could be that fucking stupid.
7/01/2017 12:15:00 AM

maybe because he's the same a-hole that doesn't get "illinois is $250 billion in the hole"

7/02/2017 03:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

my fucking taxes went up

just got the bill today

thanks for absolutely nothing..............

7/01/2017 03:45:00 PM


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This is only the beginning. Just wait.....




7/02/2017 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Illinois has passed the point of no return.
Vendors are not getting paid.
Lottery winners are not getting paid.
Bond holders will not get paid.
Pensioners will not get paid.
Get used to it.
There is not enough to go around and EVERYONE will get screwed.

7/02/2017 09:39:00 AM  

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