Restoring respect for individual voters and traditional American values.
Gov. Quinn just gave his "State of the State" address in Springfield.
Here is my response. Please consider downloading and sharing it with your friends.
As expected, our political leadership remains in a state of denial.
Despite a fiscal disaster which is evidenced by repeated credit downgrades until Illinois is now the worst in the nation, he seems to think that legislation on gay marriage, gun control, and raising the minimum wage are what legislators should be doing.
Serious spending reductions or pension reforms are hardly mentioned.
Instead, they're looking for more spending, and more taxes. The tax increases they already imposed after the 2010 election haven't even kept pace with the growth of spending. It's still getting worse, and now there are discussions about a "progressive" income tax to make the "rich" pay even more as their "fair share". This is being disguised as a "fair tax", while it is exactly the opposite of the Fair Tax proposal..
The high unemployment rate is just used as an excuse for even more government programs and spending on "infrastructure" or public sector jobs we cannot afford.
Voters need to stop waiting for a political Superman to appear and save us all from the disaster that has been created in recent decades by our elected officials of both parties in Springfield.
It's not enough to simply "wait until next year". We need to organize successful voters who still believe that limited government is more beneficial than the progressive growth of government without restraint.
Fans may continue to wait patiently for Chicago sports teams to have better seasons, but we shouldn't be patient with our elected officials in Springfield. It's time for voters to organize and replace the players with a new team, under new leadership. Taxpayers are tired of always losing in their political games.