Monday, January 3

Illinois facing huge budget shortfall

Making a welfare state work out financially would seem to be almost impossible.

Trying to make a welfare state work when run by a legendarily corrupt government is ridiculous.

Take, for example, Illinois: the inept or corrupt legislators and executive-branch appointees of that woeful pit have a "general fund" of $26 Billion, and are just $13 Billion short of covering all their proposed expenditures.

That is, the shortfall is roughly half their proposed budget.

But hey, let's increase the freebies we pay out. Or let's have Washington impose a bunch of new requirements on the states that will cost the states more money. Yeah, dat's da ticket.

Is there anyone on the planet who thinks this style of government can be sustained?

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