Jun 21, 2004
Democrats totally control the Illinois government for the first time since the mid 1970s. When Governor Rod Blagojevich asked the Democratic controlled legislature to eliminate tax loopholes that give corporations some 300 million dollars, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan blocked the proposal. Did the governor try to mobilize public support to get the Democratic legislature to tax the corporations? No. Instead he proposed to lay off 5,000 state workers and cut programs for children and the elderly. Madigan countered by proposals to cut welfare programs.
When the Democrats were out of office they made many promises about how they would aid workers and poor. Now their only disagreement is over what programs they will cut. The hypocrites continue what the Republicans did for years, and what the Democrats claimed to oppose.