Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Illinois Unions Vow to Sue Basic Arithmetic

@IowaHawk alerts us to stunning news from Illinois, where a "state entirely controlled by Democrats is somehow having financial difficulties":

A decision made by Gov. Pat Quinn may leave thousands of state workers without a job by the end of the week.

The cuts are coming in the face of a budget deficit that doesn't leave enough money to pay the workers, the governor says. Quinn also plans to close a prison, juvenile detention center and homes for the mentally ill.

If no cuts are made, several agencies will run out of money by spring, Quinn says...

The state's largest government employee union, AFSCME, promises to sue if the layoffs are made, much like they did over blocked pay raises...

Why don't the unions just sue the laws of physics? Or basic arithmetic principles?

Because even if the unions somehow forced the state government to raise taxes to 90%, it still wouldn't be enough to pay for all of their bloated public sector salaries, benefits, pensions and retiree health care programs.

Which is why, I suppose, Mark Levin says that "liberalism is the philosophy of the stupid."

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